We're Here

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We're Here
Were Here promotional poster.png
Promotional poster for season 2
GenreReality television
Starring
Opening theme"I Am America" by Shea Diamond
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes20
Production
Production companyThe 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. In June 2020, the series was renewed for a second season which premiered on October 11, 2021.[3][4] In December 2021, the series was renewed for a third season which premiered on November 25th, 2022.[5]

Cast

Production

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][6] Caldwell Tidicue (Bob the Drag Queen), David Huggard (Eureka O'Hara) and D.J. Pierce (Shangela Laquifa Wadley) serve as consulting producers.[6]

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 first season, 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.[7] The episode instead became a Zoom-based discussion among the three hosts about their own personal journeys through drag;[7]

On June 5, 2020, HBO renewed the series for a second season which premiered on October 11, 2021. The second season launched with a return to Spartanburg.[3][4]

On December 16, 2021, HBO renewed the series for a third season which premiered on November 25th, 2022.[5]

Broadcast

On February 19, 2020, it was announced that We're Here would premiere on April 23, 2020.[6]

Episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
16April 23, 2020 (2020-04-23)June 4, 2020 (2020-06-04)
28October 11, 2021 (2021-10-11)November 29, 2021 (2021-11-29)
36November 25, 2022 (2022-11-25)December 30, 2022 (2022-12-30)

Season 1 (2020)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
11"Gettysburg, Pennsylvania"Peter LoGrecoApril 23, 2020 (2020-04-23)0.122[8]
22"Twin Falls, Idaho"Peter LoGrecoApril 30, 2020 (2020-04-30)N/A
33"Branson, Missouri"Peter LoGrecoMay 7, 2020 (2020-05-07)0.103[9]
44"Farmington, New Mexico"Peter LoGrecoMay 14, 2020 (2020-05-14)0.130[10]
55"Ruston, Louisiana"Peter LoGrecoMay 21, 2020 (2020-05-21)0.070[11]
66"Spartanburg, We Make It Werk"Peter LoGrecoJune 4, 2020 (2020-06-04)0.113[12]

Season 2 (2022)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
71"Spartanburg, South Carolina"Peter LoGrecoOctober 11, 2021 (2021-10-11)N/A
82"Temecula, California"Peter LoGrecoOctober 18, 2021 (2021-10-18)N/A
93"Del Rio, Texas"Peter LoGrecoOctober 25, 2021 (2021-10-25)N/A
104"Selma, Alabama"Peter LoGrecoNovember 1, 2021 (2021-11-01)N/A
115"Evansville, Indiana"Peter LoGrecoNovember 8, 2021 (2021-11-08)N/A
126"Watertown, South Dakota"Peter LoGrecoNovember 15, 2021 (2021-11-15)N/A
137"Kona, Hawaii"Peter LoGrecoNovember 22, 2021 (2021-11-22)N/A
148"Grand Junction, Colorado"Peter LoGrecoNovember 29, 2021 (2021-11-29)N/A

Season 3 (2022)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [13]Directed byOriginal air date [13]U.S. viewers
(millions)
151"Granbury, Texas"Peter LoGrecoNovember 25, 2022 (2022-11-25)TBD
162"Jackson, Mississippi"Peter LoGrecoDecember 2, 2022 (2022-12-02)TBD
173"St. George, Utah"TBADecember 9, 2022 (2022-12-09)TBD
184"New Jersey"TBADecember 16, 2022 (2022-12-16)TBD
195"Florida, Part 1"TBADecember 23, 2022 (2022-12-23)TBD
206TBATBADecember 30, 2022 (2022-12-30)TBD

Reception

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2020 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program We're Here Nominated [14]
TCA Awards Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming Nominated [15]
2021 Independent Spirit Awards Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series Nominated [16]
GLAAD Media Awards Outstanding Reality Program Won [17][18]
Queerty Awards TV Series Runner-up [19]
2022 Reality / Docuseries Runner-up [20]
GLAAD Media Awards Outstanding Reality Program Nominated [21]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Costumes for Variety, Nonfiction, or Reality Programming Casey Caldwell, Diego Montoya, Joshua "Domino" Schwartz, Marco Marco,
and Patryq Howell (for "Evansville, Indiana")
Won [22]
Outstanding Makeup for a Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Program (Non-Prosthetic) Jeremy Damion Austin, Martin De Luna Jr., and Tyler Devlin (for "Kona, Hawaii") Won

References

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  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 "HBO's Emmy-Nominated Unscripted Series "We're Here" Returns October 11". The Futon Critic. September 9, 2021.
  5. ^ a b Cordero, Rosy (December 16, 2021). "'We're Here' Renewed For Season 3 At HBO". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 16, 2021.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ 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.
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  13. ^ a b "Shows A-Z – We're Here on HBO". The Futon Critic. Retrieved December 6, 2022.
  14. ^ "72nd Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners". emmys.com. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ Lewis, Hilary (January 26, 2021). "Film Independent Spirit Awards: 'Never Rarely Sometimes Always,' 'Minari,' 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,' 'Nomadland' Top Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  17. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (January 28, 2021). "GLAAD Unveils Nominees For 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards; Deadline's New Hollywood Podcast Honored With Special Recognition Award". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  18. ^ "Disclosure, Schitt's Creek, Sam Smith, Happiest Season, I May Destroy You, CHIKA, Veneno, Star Trek: Discovery, The Boys in the Band, The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo among award recipients at the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards". GLAAD. April 8, 2021. Archived from the original on April 9, 2021. Retrieved April 9, 2021.
  19. ^ "TV Series Winners". The Queerties. Retrieved 2 March 2022.
  20. ^ "Reality / Docuseries". The Queerties. Retrieved 2 March 2022.
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  22. ^ "Juried Award Winners Announced for 74th Emmy Awards". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved August 11, 2022.

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