Logo Renews ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ For 8th Season

Logo has greenlight an eighth season of its hit series RuPaul Drag Race, two weeks after debuting the show’s seventh campaign.

The competition series will begin production of its eighth season today (March 20), according to network officials. The March 2 seventh season premiere of the series drew nearly 350,000 viewers in prime time and posted a 20% increase among adults 18-49 compared to the season six debut, said network officials.

“After a record breaking year of ratings and viewership, its only fitting we would continue to rise with our first lady, RuPaul” said Chris McCarthy, GM of MTV2 and Logo TV in a statement. “From the cultural phenomenon of Drag Race, our partnership with the visionary Russell T. Davies, and the creation of a new documentary division, we are making Logo TV the home of today’s most innovative storytellers.”

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.