Kristen Johnston, Todrick Hall, 'Real Housewives' stars also on board for Logo series
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RuPaul is convincing another crop of celebrities to go Gay for Play.
EW can exclusively reveal that new episodes of the Logo game show, hosted by the Emmy-winning drag superstar, will premiere Thursday, June 29 at 9 p.m. ET with a new set of famous contestants, including American Horror Story star Cheyenne Jackson, Big Brother personality Frankie Grande, comedian Heather McDonald (Chelsea Lately), and 3rd Rock from the Sun actress Kristen Johnston.
Michelle Buteau and Real Housewives franchise figures Gretchen Rossi and Taylor Armstrong are also scheduled to participate on Gay for Play, which premiered in April 2016 and sees its competitors answering pop culture-oriented questions for a prize of $5,000.
Regular panelists include RuPaul’s Drag Race judges Michelle Visage, Todrick Hall, Carson Kressley, and Ross Mathews. Former Drag Race cast members will also appear on the show throughout the season 1 continuation alongside a revolving door of social influencers.
“You don’t need to be gay to play,” reads a network statement on the series, which RuPaul produces alongside World of Wonder. “But it certainly does help!”