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RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars 6 Release Date, Cast, And Challenges - What We Know So Far

"RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars" is finally coming back to the small screen for its sixth season. It's been almost a year since we've been without an "All Stars" season of the popular competition series, which has moved from VH1 to streaming service Paramount+. The much-loved series will return with a cast of "Drag Race" alum that features 13 queens, three of whom are making their third appearance on a RuPaul show. Some of the stars were also the second boots on their debut seasons, meaning anyone and everyone is getting a chance to become America's next drag superstar.

"All Stars" Season 6 follows the conclusion of "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 13, which finished in April. Fan-favorite Symone was the season's big winner and was given the coveted crown and scepter after defeating Kandy Muse in the final lip sync. No one from Season 13 will be appearing on "All Stars" this time around, but several should appear on Season 7 next year. This year's queens hail from every season of "RuPaul's Drag Race," except for Season 1, 8, and 13.

There is much to unpack regarding Season 6 of "All Stars," including its stellar cast, when to watch, and what challenges we can expect. Scroll down to find out everything we know about the upcoming season.

When does All Stars 6 premiere?

The official social media accounts for "RuPaul's Drag Race" announced that "All Stars" Season 6 will debut on Thursday, June 24. It was also revealed that the series is now exclusive to Paramount+ and is a part of the streaming platform's original programming. It will be a two-part premiere with two back-to-back episodes available to stream right off the bat. New episodes of "All Stars" will then be released weekly on the streamer every Thursday.

For now, the time when "All Stars" will drop on the platform is unknown, but it's speculated to come at midnight, Eastern Time. Most original series on Paramount+ debut at midnight on Thursdays, so the same is expected for "All Stars" Season 6. It's also unclear how many episodes will be in the season, but if former seasons are any indication, we can make our best guess. Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 ran for six, nine, eight, 10, and eight episodes respectively. Since "All Stars" Season 6 has the largest cast to date, we expect it to have more episodes than any prior season.

Which queens will be on All Stars 6?

Thirteen queens are returning for "RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars" Season 6, four of whom are making their third appearance on a "Drag Race" series. These queens include Ginger Minj (Season 7, "All Stars" 2), Eureka! (Season 9, 10), Pandora Boxx (Season 2, "All Stars" 1), and Yara Sofia (Season 3, "All Stars" 1). Rounding out the cast are Trinity K. Bonet (Season 6), Kylie Sonique Love (Season 2), Silky Nutmeg Ganache (Season 11), Serena ChaCha (Season 5), Scarlet Envy (Season 11), Ra'Jah O'Hara (Season 11), Jiggly Caliente (Season 4), Jan (Season 12), and A'keria C. Davenport (Season 11), who will all be making their second appearance.

This marks the first time that more than two queens have competed on a prior "All Stars" season and is also the first time two openly transgender women are competing (Jiggly and Kylie). Additionally, many of the "All Stars" Season 6 cast were booted early in their debut seasons, landing in seventh place or lower. 

The queens have already had their big reveals on the "RuPaul's Drag Race" Twitter and Instagram accounts, where they dressed up in this season's Sunshine theme. The competitors reintroduced themselves to the audience in the brief promo video, which featured some pretty serious "glow-ups" from some of the queens we haven't seen in a while. For those looking to take a trip down memory lane before "All Stars" Season 6 debuts, the official "Drag Race" YouTube page has shared a recap of all of the returning queens' biggest moments from the past.

What challenges will be on All Stars 6?

For now, no challenges can be 100% confirmed at this time. Based on prior seasons of "RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars," we can guess which challenges will almost certainly arrive, however. Episode 1 of former seasons traditionally features "Reading is Fundamental" as its mini-challenge and a variety show performance as its maxi-challenge. Other challenges throughout "All Stars" seasons include improvs, music videos, commercials, and those centered around clothing design.

Of course, there will most definitely be a Snatch Game challenge, which had a different spin for the last two seasons. Season 4 and 5 both had a Snatch Game of Love, which saw the remaining competitors vie for the hearts of two bachelors, all while they impersonated celebrities. It's unknown if "All Stars" Season 6 will keep the Snatch Game of Love challenge going, or if it'll revert back to the traditional Snatch Game, where the queens try to match fill-in-the-blank questions with two celebrity guests.

So much is to come on this season of "RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars," and fans should expect the unexpected from a series that constantly rejuvenates itself for its loyal fan base.