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RuPaul's Drag Race responds to fan backlash with major season 15 reversal

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RuPaul's Drag Race has responded to a growing fan backlash over season 15.

Production company World of Wonder announced before the season even began that it would be scaling back the length of weekly episodes from 90 minutes to 60 minutes.

This huge change in format was made to accommodate the show's move to MTV in the US, where the network tried to use Drag Race to launch new show The Real Friends of WeHo with Todrick Hall directly in between Drag Race and Untucked.

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Fans were immediately unhappy with the decision, with discontent only growing throughout the series as fans and queens themselves pointed out how much footage was being cut from the episodes.

World of Wonder finally responded to this growing outrage on Thursday (February 9) by confirming that it would be restoring Drag Race to its 90-minute slots worldwide.

Beginning March 11, 90-minute cuts of Drag Race will be available to stream worldwide (outside of the US) on WOW Presents +. In the US, MTV will be streaming these extended episodes on its app.

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Digital Spy recently spoke with Drag Race alumni Kerri Colby about the ways chopping down season 15 episodes impacted the entire look and feel of the show,

"It's a different journey. When I watched our season, it was very different in terms of... it was more like a reality TV show than a competition at times," she explained. "I think that was partially because no one went home for so long.

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"With this one, it's like all the drama, all of everything, all at once. It was like a firework grand finale, every episode so far."

Recurring judge Loni Love previously apologised to this year's queens because the show hasn't been able to adequately showcase their runway looks due to time restrictions.

RuPaul's Drag Race US airs on MTV in the US and WOW Presents Plus in the UK.

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