Why is ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 13 Episode 9 not airing this week? Here’s what to expect from Covid-19 docu
If you're a veteran 'RuPaul's Drag Race' fan, then you know for a fact that the make it or break it point in the competition is none other than Snatch Game. Usually the halfway point marker of the season, this challenge separates the winners from the queens. If you were waiting for Episode 9 to see just what Snatch Game characters the Season 13 queens are going to whip out of their bags, you might have to wait a little longer. This week, there's a change in the show's regular programming.
While there might not be an episode, there is something special in-store. Shooting a whole season in the middle of a pandemic is no easy feat and 'RuPaul's Drag Race' isn't exactly a small production either. Between guaranteeing the safety of the queens and the entire crew, ensuring that Season 13 was shot and produced was a massive challenge in itself.
However, the cast and crew pulled through to deliver a fabulous (albeit long) season. To see how they managed to pull this off, tune in to 'RuPaul’s Drag Race: Corona Can’t Keep A Good Queen Down', a documentary about how the team shot this season. It's airing on February 26 at 8/7 C on VH1.
In the trailer, we see the queens and the crew go about production, all while wearing masks and face shields and maintaining Covid-19 safety protocols. "They were doing everything in their power to make sure that COVID didn't reign on this parade," Utica Queen is heard saying in the trailer to the producers. Each of the queens talks about their experience shooting in such conditions and how they all pulled through.
There is speculation that airing this documentary halfway through the season is a way to buy the show more time until the finale, seeing that 'RDPR' finales are always shot live. Last year's finale took place virtually, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. By the looks of it, the show is trying to avoid another virtual finale. However, there is no confirmation on what might be the final outcome. Looks like we're going to have to wait a while before we find out who is America's next drag superstar.
Catch the documentary special 'RuPaul’s Drag Race: Corona Can’t Keep A Good Queen Down', on Friday, February 26th at 8/7 C on VH1