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True, north, strong, and fierce! Crave orders a fourth season of Canada’s Drag Race

From a media release:

Crave confirmed today that it has ordered a fourth season of its hit original series CANADA’S DRAG RACE. The series is available to audiences in Canada, in both English and French, and is produced by Blue Ant Studios in association with Crave and World of Wonder.

Canadian drag artists looking to flaunt their distinct brand of Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent can submit their applications now at http://canadasdragracecasting.com. Applicants must be 19 years of age as of Nov. 1, 2022 to apply and a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Seasons 1-3 of CANADA’S DRAG RACE are currently available for streaming on Crave in Canada and on World of Wonder’s SVOD platform WOW Presents Plus in the U.S. and in more than 160 countries around the world. Additionally, audiences can look forward to the new six-episode series CANADA’S DRAG RACE: CANADA VS. THE WORLD premiering on Friday, Nov. 18 at 9 p.m. ET. Queens from the international Drag Race family will compete to become the Queen of the Mother-Pucking World. Brooke Lynn Hytes, Brad Goreski, and Traci Melchor are resident judges, with Canada as the host nation.

In association with Crave, Season 4 of CANADA’S DRAG RACE is produced by Blue Ant Studios. Executive Producers for World of Wonder are Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, and Tom Campbell. RuPaul Charles serves as Executive Producer.

Executive Producers for Blue Ant Studios are Michael Kot, Betty Orr, and Laura Michalchyshyn. Returning from CANADA’S DRAG RACE Season 3, and from CANADA’S DRAG RACE: CANADA VS. THE WORLD, are Trevor Boris, Executive Producer/Showrunner, and Yette Vandendam, Executive Producer/Supervising Producer.

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Amanda Brugel, Brad Goreski, and Traci Melchor join Brooke Lynn Hytes at the Judges Table for Season 2 of Canada’s Drag Race

From a media release:

Hold on to your beavers! Crave announced today the judge’s panel presiding over Season 2 of its hit original series CANADA’S DRAG RACE, and there’s a new Fab Four in town serving up fierce critiques with a side of Canadian pride. Joining Season 1 alumni and #QueenoftheNorth Brooke Lynn Hytes in the hunt for Canada’s next Drag Superstar are three homegrown icons: actor and Season 1 guest host Amanda Brugel; TV personality and celebrity stylist Brad Goreski; and ETALK Senior Correspondent and Canada’s Squirrel Friend from Season 1, Traci Melchor.

In the sophomore season of CANADA’S DRAG RACE, the resident judges helm every episode, visit the Werk Room, judge the challenges, reveal competition twists, and decide who stays and who “Sash-ehs Away” after the epic Lip Sync For Your Life performance. Hytes and Goreski anchor the judge’s panel in every episode, with Brugel and Melchor joining regularly throughout the season. In addition to RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE fan-favourites like Snatch Game, Rumails, and Untucked, Season 2 is also set to bring audiences a few surprises and ‘RU-veals’ that have never been done before, while also celebrating the uniqueness of Canada’s drag scene and queer community.

Get to know the judges for Season 2 of CANADA’S DRAG RACE here!

In association with Crave, CANADA’S DRAG RACE is produced by Blue Ant Studios. Executive Producers for World of Wonder are Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, and Tom Campbell. RuPaul serves as Executive Producer. Executive Producers for Blue Ant Studios are Michael Kot, Laura Michalchyshyn, Betty Orr, and Pam McNair. Showrunner is Trevor Boris.

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Shantay, You Stay: Crave orders a second season of hit original Canada’s Drag Race

From a media release:

Wigs on, lipsticks out, tucks in…the hunt for Canada’s next Drag Superstar is officially on! Bell Media’s Crave confirmed today that it has ordered a second season of its hit series CANADA’S DRAG RACE, the best-performing Canadian and Crave Original Series in the platform’s history*. Casting is now open for Season 2, which is set to go into production on 10 new episodes in the coming months. CANADA’S DRAG RACE, which is available to audiences in Canada in both English and French, is produced by Blue Ant Studios in association with Crave and World of Wonder.

Crave also revealed today that Trevor Boris (BIG BROTHER CANADA, PARADISE HOTEL) joins CANADA’S DRAG RACE as showrunner for Season 2.

For Canadian drag artists looking to show off their unique brand of Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent, applications can now be submitted in English and French at www.crave.ca/canadasdragrace. All hopeful competitors must be 19 or older, and a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

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Link: ‘These queens are fierce’: Canada’s Drag Race brings a maple flavour to RuPaul’s franchise

From Debra Yeo of the Toronto Star:

Link: ‘These queens are fierce’: Canada’s Drag Race brings a maple flavour to RuPaul’s franchise
“Whenever I’m in other countries, people always say, ‘You’re Canadian?’ as if it’s a shocking thing. We have some amazing talent here and drag is one of those amazing talents.” Continue reading. Facebooktwitterredditlinkedinmail

Canada’s Drag Race premieres Thursday, July 2, only on Crave

From a media release:

As Canada prepares to honour one of the world’s most iconic queens on Victoria Day, Crave announces the cast of its majestic inaugural season of CANADA’S DRAG RACE. Season 1 of the Crave Original Series promises to have viewers clutching their royal pearls as 12 of the fiercest queens in the land showcase their Canadian Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent to compete to become Canada’s First Drag Superstar, and win the $100,000 grand prize.

Crave also announced today that in celebration of Canada Day, the herstorical first season premieres Thursday, July 2 only on Crave. New episodes roll out weekly, Thursday nights on Crave’s TV channel, Crave.ca, and the Crave app.

With Snatch Game, Rumail, the reading challenge, puppets, makeovers, and gag-worthy untucked sessions, CANADA’S DRAG RACE serves up fan-favourites from RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE, but with a dash of maple-flavoured Canadian realness. Each episode tests the queens’ talents, and challenges them to master singing, dancing, acting, impersonation, costume making, and improvisation. One competitor sashays away at the end of each episode, until the last queen standing is announced the inaugural winner. Throughout this journey, the queens share their personal struggles and successes, highlighting their individuality.

As previously announced, presiding over each of the 10 episodes is a panel of expert judges – Brooke Lynn Hytes, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, and Stacey McKenzie – while ETALK Senior Correspondent Traci Melchor is Canada’s very first Squirrel Friend, making appearances throughout the season and adding her trademark fabulousness to the werkroom, challenges, and the main stage. Weekly celebrity guest hosts also join the panel, and will be announced in the coming weeks.

As previously announced, Crave and OUTtv formed an unprecedented partnership that extends the reach of international television phenomenon, RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE in Canada. This partnership includes the new Crave Original Series, CANADA’S DRAG RACE, the first-ever Canadian adaptation of the show, and all past seasons of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE, currently available on Crave.

In association with Crave, CANADA’S DRAG RACE is produced by Blue Ant Studios. Executive producers for World of Wonder are Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, and Tom Campbell. RuPaul serves as Executive Producer. Executive producers for Blue Ant Studios are Michael Kot, Laura Michalchyshyn, Mike Bickerton, and Betty Orr.Facebooktwitterredditlinkedinmail