RuPaul is out in front of the Variety Road to the Emmys: Reality Competition section, leading a story about how feel-good series in the genre (such as "Ru Paul's Drag Race") have gained traction.
Among the other reality-competition highlights:
-- How runners-up from competition series are nonetheless finding consolation prizes in new series of their own.
-- Audiences might love their song and dance reality shows, but the TV Academy ... not as much.
-- Many shows have tried to imitate perennial Emmy fave "The Amazing Race."
-- Nine of the most compelling reality-competition figures of the past year of TV.
-- Capsules on numerous contenders in the reality-competition races.