When the first official trailer for RuPaul’s Drag Race upcoming sixth season came out, one of the most noticeable changes was that the show would be premiering in February, rather than the usual January. Well, according to Drag Official, the new season will be premiering February 24th, and like all terrible things that happen to gay people, the delayed release can be blamed on Russia.
US Weekly hits newsstands across the country today naming RuPaul’s Drag Race a must-watch for the winter season, but more importantly announcing the show’s official February 24th air date! It seems Ru doesn’t want to compete with the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the season set to premiere just a day after Sochi’s closing ceremony. The article in US Weekly also mentions a new ’90s rap challenge inspired by TLC. Hopefully this means that one or all of the group members will be making a guest appearance this season!
Well, it kind of makes sense that the show would take a step back so that it wouldn’t have to deal with Sochi, and at least now we won’t have to deal with a mid-season break like last year. And yay – a rapping challenge! It’s obvious season six is going to put more emphasis on musical performances given how many singers they casted, but at least rapping helps even the playing field a bit.