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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.”