Since October 2012, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’s’ sister series, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ has been granting worthy queens from the past seasons and the parent series, a shot at redeeming themselves, along with a chance to reserve a seat in the history of Drag Race. Touted as the Superbowl of Drag, the reality show has been lauded by fans of the sub-genre, for serving enough charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent courtesy of the full-spirited and determined queens. Over the years, the show has spawned five successful seasons. Season 5 concluded recently, so naturally, fans want to know about the release date of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ season 6. Let’s find out!
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 6 Release Date
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ season 5 premiered on VH1 on June 5, 2020, and ended its run on July 23, 2020, after airing eight episodes.
If you are an ardent follower of the show, you must be curious about its future. Well, the network is yet to announce the renewal or cancellation of the reality series. However, if we consider its ever-increasing popularity and steady ratings, it is highly likely that the show will get green-lit for another season. If and when it gets renewed, we can expect ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ season 6 to release sometime in 2021, on VH1.
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season Cast: Host, Mentor, and Judges
Multiple Emmy Award-winning host RuPaul, lovingly known as Mama Ru, has been shouldering the show since its inception. He will undoubtedly reprise his responsibilities as the host, mentor, and head judge in the sixth season of the show. The returning judges gracing the expert judging panel can be singer, host and producer, Michelle Visage; fashion designer and actor, Carson Kressley; and television personality, Ross Mathews. As it’s a reality show, the sixth season will feature a fresh batch of contestants from the previous seasons.
What is RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars About?
Each season of the reality series follows more or less the same format. It features highly popular and deserving queens, who have faced eliminated during their original run in the past seasons of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ and the parent series. During the show, the queens are asked to perform various challenges in three multiple rounds, where they have to showcase their talent ranging from dancing, to singing, improv sketches, acting, designing, showcasing extraordinary makeup skills, and of course, creating fashion looks for the runway.
The three rounds are mini-challenge, maxi challenge, and the final lip sync battle, that decides which queen will be going home. However, the format has slightly changed in the fifth season. The top performer of the week has to enter into a lip-sync battle with a strong queen from the Drag Race world, referred to as the lip-sync assassin. If the top-queen beats the assassin and wins a $10,000 prize, he/she/they can choose a queen from the bottom two and ask him/her/them to sashay away.
If the best performer gets defeated by the assassin, the prize money gets carried forward to the next week, and the power to eliminate falls upon the rest of the contestants. The winner of the finale bags a one-year supply of Anastasia Beverly Hills Cosmetics and a cash prize of $100,000, along with a chance to get the queen’s name on the Drag Race Hall of Fame.