The fiercest showgirls on earth are headed to Showtime.
For the first time in the droop-off’s eight-12 months historical past, RuPaul’s Slide Speed All-Stars — which pits fan-popular queens from past seasons of RuPaul’s Slide Speed in opposition to every varied for a $100,000 prize and a predicament in the Slide Speed Corridor of Fame — will swap networks from VH1 to the highest fee subscription channel for its season 5 premiere.
RuPaul’s Slide Speed All-Stars 5 is location to debut by process of Showtime’s on-air broadcast, streaming, and on-quiz services and products initiating Friday, June 5 at 8: 00 p.m. The upcoming RuPaul’s Slide Speed season 12 will remain on VH1 right thru its urge, which kicks off Friday, Feb. 28, and ends one week sooner than All-Stars 5 launches.
EW has learned that All-Stars 5 will back as a “special edition” of the sequence aimed at expanding the ViacomCBS fee’s viewers across its varied networks, as each and every Showtime, which has historically broadcast LGBTQ-focused programming (equivalent to The L Be aware, Shameless, and Weird as People), and VH1 descend below the pricetag’s ownership.
An offshoot of the Emmy-winning Slide Speed competition sequence, the All-Stars edition debuted its first season on the LGBTQ channel Logo back in 2012 sooner than it — alongside with the first competition — made the soar to VH1 in 2017. It has since topped 5 winners: Chad Michaels (season 1), Alaska (season 2), Trixie Mattel (season 3), and tied champions Trinity The Tuck and Monét X Trade (season 4).
“RuPaul’s Slide Speed All-Stars is a culture-defining repeat that suits completely right thru the contemporary programming Showtime provides in each and every scripted and unscripted,” acknowledged Jana Winograde, President of Leisure, Showtime Networks, in a press say. “We are enraged to utter profit of our relationship with our recent sister company VH1 to reward a varied edition of this sensational sequence and keep it up this passionate and critical fanbase. It’s essentially the latest example of how we can leverage our combined portfolio to give recent experiences for our viewers.”
RuPaul’s Slide Speed All-Stars 5 premieres Friday, June 5 at 8: 00 p.m. on Showtime.
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