RuPaul’s Drag Race, which just scored its host an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Host for a Reality of Reality-Competition Program, has been renewed for a ninth season at Logo. The network also said today it has given a greenlight to Fire Island, a docuseries from Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ Milojo Productions that will premiere next year.
The news comes on the heels of Logo ordering the dating series Finding Prince Charming, which will feature a cast of gay men competing to win the favor of America’s Most Eligible Gay Heartthrob. Lance Bass is hosting the show from Brian Graden Media which is in production for a fall premiere.
Fire Island will follow a group of young New York City professionals who leave behind the stress of their big-city lives and escape to the magical sun-soaked oasis that is Fire Island Pines. Milojo Productions produces with Albert Bianchini and Lenid Rolov. For Logo, Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola are executive producers and Jen Passovoy is producer.
“Fire Island is an exciting new addition to Logo’s slate and perfectly complements the stories our audience craves,” said Post, Logo’s SVP Original Programming. “We’re thrilled to give it a home alongside yet another incredible season of intense competition on RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race wrapped its eighth season in May, with Season 2 of spinoff RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race to bow August 25. The series is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Mandy Salangsang and RuPaul Charles as executive producers. McCarthy, Post and Palazzola executive produce for Logo.