May 15, 2008 / 6:42 AM / 9 years ago

Gay TV channel caught up in RuPaul "Drag" net

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - MTV Networks' Logo, which targets lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender viewers, has greenlighted a reality competition series starring noted drag queen RuPaul.

"RuPaul's Drag Race" will feature contestants competing to become "America's next superstar drag queen," with RuPaul serving as host, mentor and judge. Online voters will help pick one of the contestants at www.RuPaulsDragRace.com .

The hourlong, six-episode series is expected to debut on Logo's digital cable channel early next year.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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