RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12 premieres Friday, February 28 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST on VH1. The synopsis for the premiere episode, titled “I’m That Bitch,” reads, “Nicki Minaj guest judges the new cast of queens competing for $100,000 and the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar. The first step toward the crown is having to write and perform an original rap number.”
If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of RuPaul’s Drag Race on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming subscription services:
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VH1 is included in Philo’s main 59-channel bundle, which is the cheapest among all streaming services if you plan on keeping it long-term and comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for Philo, and you can then watch RuPaul’s Drag Race live on your computer via the Philo website, or on your phone (iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV or or other supported device via the Philo app.
If you can’t watch live, Philo also allows you to DVR programs and watch them up to 30 days later. And even if you forget to DVR the show, Philo also comes with a 72-hour rewind feature, which allows you to replay episodes that have aired in the last three days.
VH1 is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can then watch a live stream of RuPaul’s Drag Race on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch most episodes up to three days after they air (and sometimes longer) even if you don’t record them.
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. They range from 45 to 125 live TV channels, and they all include VH1. The “Plus” and “Max” bundles come with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch a live stream of RuPaul’s Drag Race on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other compatible streaming device via the AT&T TV app.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now — no matter what channel package you choose — comes with included cloud DVR.
Guest Judges Include Nicki Minaj, Thandie Newton, Whoppi Goldberg & More
Season 12 will feature 13 new queens and over a dozen celebrity guest judges, including Nicki Minaj, Normani, Whoopi Goldberg, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Chaka Khan, Robyn, Leslie Jones, Jeff Goldblum, Daisy Ridley, Thandie Newton, Olivia Munn, Rachel Bloom, Daniel Franzese, Jonathan Bennett and Winnie Harlow. Regular judges include Michelle Visage, Ross Mathews, and Carson Kressley, alongside RuPaul herself.
According to RuPaul, the new season will feature some of the most outlandish challenges to date. “Our producers have come up with twisted, outrageous challenges that raise the bar for all competition of reality,” RuPaul said during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “Our celebrity guest judges are truly legendary. And this cast of queens is, dare I say, the most talented we’ve ever had. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, a fresh crop of queens arrives and blows our minds all over again.”
Check out the full list of queens below:
- Aiden Zhane
- Crystal Methyd
- Dahlia Sin
- Gigi Goode
- Heidi N Closet
- Jackie Cox
- Jaida Essence Hall
- Nicky Doll
- Rock M. Sakura
- Sherry Pie
- Widow Von’Du
Tune in Friday nights at 8 p.m. EST to catch new episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race on VH1. In the meantime, don’t forget to check out this author’s profile for all of your reality TV coverage and entertainment news!
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