We're Here

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We're Here
GenreReality television
Starring
Opening theme"I Am America" by Shea Diamond
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Production
Production company(s)The Intellectual Property Corporation
Release
Original networkHBO
Original releaseApril 23, 2020 (2020-04-23) –
present (present)

We're Here is an American reality television series on HBO featuring former RuPaul's Drag Race contestants Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O'Hara and Shangela. In the series, the trio of drag queens travel across the United States to recruit small-town residents to participate in one-night-only drag shows.[1][2] It premiered on April 23, 2020.

On June 5, 2020, the series was renewed for a second season.[3]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

HBO announced the six-part reality television series on November 5, 2019, to star former RuPaul's Drag Race contestants Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O'Hara, and Shangela.[1][2] We're Here was created by Stephen Warren and Johnnie Ingram, and is executive produced by Warren, Ingram, Peter LoGreco, Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman. LoGreco also directs.[1][4] Caldwell Tidicue (Bob the Drag Queen), David Huggard (Eureka O'Hara) and D.J. Pierce (Shangela Laquifa Wadley) serve as consulting producers.[4]

HBO EVP of Programming Nina Rosenstein said, "Drag is about confidence and self expression. We are so thrilled to showcase the transformative power of the art form with our audience."[1]

The final episode of the series, which was slated to be set in Spartanburg, South Carolina, was halted by the imposition of lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.[5] The episode instead became a Zoom-based discussion among the three hosts about their own personal journeys through drag;[5] Bob the Drag Queen has stated that he hopes the show will return to Spartanburg when production is able to resume.[6]

On June 5, 2020, the series was renewed for a second season.[3]

Broadcast[edit]

On February 19, 2020, it was announced that We're Here would premiere on April 23, 2020.[4]

Episodes[edit]

No.Title [7]Directed by [7]Original air date [7]U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Gettysburg, Pennsylvania"Peter LoGrecoApril 23, 2020 (2020-04-23)0.122[8]
2"Twin Falls, Idaho"Peter LoGrecoApril 30, 2020 (2020-04-30)N/A
3"Branson, Missouri"Peter LoGrecoMay 7, 2020 (2020-05-07)0.103[9]
4"Farmington, New Mexico"Peter LoGrecoMay 14, 2020 (2020-05-14)0.130[10]
5"Ruston, Louisiana"Peter LoGrecoMay 21, 2020 (2020-05-21)0.070[11]
6"Spartanburg, We Make It Werk"Peter LoGrecoJune 4, 2020 (2020-06-04)0.113[12]

Reception[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2020 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program We're Here Nominated [13]
TCA Awards Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming Nominated [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Petski, Denise (November 5, 2019). "HBO Orders Unscripted Drag Show Series We're Here". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Rudolph, Christopher (November 5, 2019). "Drag Race Legends Invade Small Town USA in New HBO Reality Series". NewNowNext. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "HBO Renews "We're Here" for a Second Season". The Futon Critic. June 5, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "New HBO Series We're Here Debuts Thursday, April 23, Exclusively on HBO". The Futon Critic. February 19, 2020. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  5. ^ a b Dino-Ray Ramos, "‘We’re Here’: Shangela, Eureka O’Hara And Bob The Drag Queen Talk Season Finale And How Pride Month Promotes Unity". Deadline Hollywood, June 3, 2020.
  6. ^ John Boone, "Bob the Drag Queen on Black Lives Matter and the Queer Power of 'We're Here'". Entertainment Tonight, June 12, 2020.
  7. ^ a b c "We're Here – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  8. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (April 24, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.23.2020". Showbuzz Daily.
  9. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (May 8, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.7.2020". Showbuzz Daily.
  10. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (May 15, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.14.2020". Showbuzz Daily.
  11. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (May 22, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.21.2020". Showbuzz Daily.
  12. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (June 5, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.4.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  13. ^ "72nd Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners". emmys.com. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  14. ^ Hayes, Dade (July 9, 2020). "'Watchmen', 'Unbelievable' Lead TCA Award Nominations With Four Apiece; HBO Tops With 16 Overall Noms". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 9, 2020.

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