Miss Universe 2015

Miss Universe and Miss USA Pageants Find New Home on Fox

Two of Donald Trump‘s (former) prized possessions have relocated yet again.

Fox on Wednesday announced that it will air the 64th annual Miss Universe Pageant on Dec. 20 (7/6c), and that it has secured the rights to the Miss USA Pageant, which will air in 2016.

“The Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants are iconic television events loved by generations of viewers around the world,” Fox president David Madden said in a statement. “We are very excited to partner with IMG and The Miss Universe Organization to infuse a fresh new energy into these perennial broadcast favorites.”

The three-hour event will air live from Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas; celebrity guests and hosts have yet to be announced.

The Miss Universe Organization was initially a joint venture between NBC and Donald Trump, but following Trump’s controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants, the Peacock Network decided to dissolve their partnership. After buying out NBC’s stake in the business, Trump became the sole owner of the organization, then sold it to WME/IMG just three days later.

In July 2015, shortly after Trump made his initial remarks, the Miss USA Pageant aired on Reelz; CEO Stan E. Hubbard defended the network’s decision, saying, “As one of only a few independent networks, we decided to exercise our own voice and committed ourselves to bringing this pageant to American viewers everywhere.”

Will you be tuning in for the Miss Universe and/or USA pageants? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.

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13 Comments
  1. Mr. Tran K says:

    Won’t be tuning in for both pageants but I think a new home for Fox is a huge risk.

  2. Luis says:

    I guess Trump will be reevaluating his position on Fox News again now

  3. Dick Whitman says:

    No

  4. Drew says:

    Much as I don’t like the guy, Trump’s comment wasn’t about Mexican immigrants. It was about illegal immigrants, including those from South America and the Middle East. He is just a horrible, meandering speaker.

  5. Guy says:

    Opinions of Donald Trump aside, who is still honestly interested in these beauty pageants anyway?

  6. tvjunkie says:

    I don’t watch pageants, but it was extremely petty, but typical of liberals, of NBC to punish all the women who worked years of their young lives to get to these pageants, just because they didn’t like what Trump said. Liberals are such hypocrites, always preaching tolerance, but never actually practicing it.

  7. Wanda Johnson says:

    Well the comment Perez Hilton made about the best thing that’s happened w/Miss Universe & Miss USA is getting rid of Donald Trump. Looks like they shouMD ask Trump how to run a pageant!

  8. They sure did not look good with Steve Harvey announcing the wrong lady as winner! How do you think both ladies felt???

  9. BobbieAnn says:

    Watched the Miss Universe pageant. Thought the host-commentator was a disaster, acting very unprofessional.

  10. leonora N. Florencio says:

    its disqusting feeling but its a mistake as he claimed but not really acceptable either ways its HURTS besides not given time to the real Ms. Universe Philippines was not given a change to walk and the greatest feelings as a winner ,i think they have to consider that all watching need to see that anyway my congratulations Ms. Philippines Ms. UNIVERSE well deserved

  11. Mildred Martin says:

    He already apologized for the mistake of his pronouncement,, there was rectification,, consider it as ,,,the drama of last night’s life,,,we all make mistakes,,big or small,,,,that was the beauty of the event

  12. Mildred Martin says:

    It was a ” sin of omission” for Harvey. ,,can’t undo what was done,,,we should acknowledge his apologies. ,,hoping this won’the ever happen again,,,,,,What matters now is Miss Philippines won,,,she was outstanding,, so proud of her,,,,,MABUHAY!!!!PHILIPPINES

  13. Jenn says:

    Didn’t watch it. Shame on Steve Harvey for hosting but clearly the man has his issues cut out for him.