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TLC gets into the drag game with Dragnificent! premiering April 2020

Dragnificent! stars and Drag Race alumnae l-r, Jujubee, Bebe Zahara Benet, Thorgy Thor and Alexis Michelle. Photo credit: TLC.

TLC is bringing another great drag show in 2020 with the premiere of Dragnificent!

It’s long been understood that the universe of drag is fast expanding — but even so, 2019, in particular, was a big year.

Last year saw the 11th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, which won its second consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, while RuPaul himself nabbed his fourth consecutive Emmy statue as the genre’s top host.

The Ru franchise expanded even further with its fourth Drag Race All-Stars competition and the debut of a highly-rated UK edition.

Two comprehensive books surveying the history of drag were also released in 2019 — Drag: Combing Through the Big Wigs of Show Business by Frank DeCaro, known as the gay movie critic from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and Drag: The Complete Story by Simon Doonan, currently a judge on NBC’s crafting series, Making It.

And just last week, in the dawning days of 2020, Mama Ru herself debuted as one of the titular stars of AJ and the Queen, the new 10-episode comedy Ru co-created with Sex and the City impresario Michael Patrick King for Netflix.


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