RuPaul’s ‘All Stars Drag Race’ Returns

Fresh off a first-time Emmy nod, RuPaul is bringing back her girls for a second go.

click to enlarge The cast of 'RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race' - Courtesy of Logo
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The cast of 'RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race'

RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race 2 (Season Premiere, 8 p.m. Thursday, Logo) features a fresh batch of favorite queens from previous seasons to compete for a spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame.

Ten legendary drag performers will compete in various singing, dancing, acting and other challenges before facing a panel of judges including RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and newcomer Todrick Hall.

Naturally, Ru has a twist up her sequins-encrusted sleeve: Instead of the bottom two queens lip-syncing for their life to avoid elimination, this season will find the top two performers each week lip-syncing for their legacy. The winner will send her choice queen packing. 

Competing for $100,000 and the title are: 

• Adore Delano (Season 6, runner-up) – Known for also appearing on American Idol, loving cholas, saying “Party!” and being a Libra.

• Alaska (Season 5, runner-up) – The only queen of the bunch to have never had to lip-sync for her life. 

• Alyssa Edwards (Season 5, sixth place) – Rival of Coco Montrese; dancing queen; one-liner factory.

• Coco Montrese (Season 5, fifth place) – Rival of Alyssa Edwards; Janet Jackson impersonator; orange makeup + blue contacts.

• Detox (Season 5, fourth place) – Signature move: A distinctive lip-sync style that can only be described as mouth choreography.

• Ginger Minj (Season 7, runner-up) –  Self-proclaimed “glamor toad.”

• Katya (Season 7, fifth place/Miss Congeniality) – Self-proclaimed “average run-of-the-mill Russian bisexual transvestite hooker.” The one to beat.

• Phi Phi O’Hara (Season 4, runner-up) – Best quote: “Go back to Party City where you belong!”

• Roxxxy Andrews (Season 5, runner-up) – Known for being a bitchy queen and coining the phrase, “Where my people at?” 

• Tatianna (Season 2, fourth place) –  Memorable moment: Slayed the first-ever Snatch Game with her stellar Britney Spears impression.

WEDNESDAY 24

Cleveland Hustles (Series Premiere, 10 p.m., CNBC) – LeBron James and business partner Maverick Carter pair up four Ohio business leaders with up-and-coming entrepreneurs to take local Cleveland businesses to the next level. King James meets Shark Tank.

Mr. Robot (10 p.m., USA) – fsociety releases a video as the FBI closes in. Will Elliot even appear in this episode after last week’s shocking reveal?

SUNDAY 28

MTV Video Music Awards (9 p.m., MTV) – Live from Madison Square Garden, the 33rd-annual VMAs features performances by Britney Spears (for the first time since her infamous 2007 appearance), Future, Nick Jonas and Video Vanguard honoree Rihanna. Beyoncé and Adele lead in nominations.

The Night Of (Season Finale, 9 p.m., HBO) – Stone finds himself in the media spotlight when the defense gets wrapped up in controversy. While The Night Of was billed as a standalone miniseries and Naz’s story will most likely end here, showrunner Steven Zaillian has indicated there’s a chance of a second season taking on a different subject.

MONDAY 29

The Vanishing Women (Series Finale, 10 p.m., ID) – Investigation Discovery delayed the airing of the final installment of this serialized documentary look at the murders and disappearances of women in the Chillicothe, Ohio area as events were playing out in the justice system in real time. In this finale, Jason McCrary, a suspect in the Timberly Claytor murder, goes to trial as the police follow a lead in a nearby city.


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