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You May Not Be Able to Watch RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 5

You May Not Be Able to Watch 'RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 5'

You May Not Be Able to Watch 'RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 5'

Gasp!

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We’re still waiting with bated breath for season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, but that may turn into a dramatic sigh when it comes to today’s news about what comes after that, aka All Stars 5.

While season 12 of RPDR will still be airing on VH1 per usual, All Stars 5 is making the jump to Showtime.

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the upcoming run of All Stars is being considered a “‘special edition’ of the series aimed at expanding the ViacomCBS brand’s audience across its various networks.”

On the one hand, it makes sense for Showtime to want a piece of the popular drag competition after resurrecting The L Word and adding the deliciously depressing queer comedy Work in Progress to their schedule.

But the division of Drag Race between two networks leaves a lot of questions hanging in the air — Will this be a one-off jaunt over to Showtime? Will every All Stars take place there now? Will the normal seasons of Drag Race eventually be bumped to premium cable? And of course, is this all just a ploy for that pink dollar since they know RPDR has a dedicated audience, many of whom will probably fork over money for Showtime with this new announcement?

If you’re one of the diehard fans willing (and able) to sashay on over to Showtime so as to never miss an episode, or if you already subscribe to the channel, All Stars 5 will be premiering on June 5 on both the network and the streaming service.

For the rest of us, we can still catch season 12 of RPDR on February 28 on good ole VH1.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.