ABC has extended its contract with dick clark productions and the Miss America Organization to air The Miss America Competition through 2018. The new agreement for domestic broadcast rights adds three years to the existing contract, which was scheduled to expire in 2015.

abclogoUnder the extension, dick clark prods and the Miss America Organization will continue to collaborate on all creative, marketing, sponsorship, licensing, ticketing and distribution elements for upcoming Miss America Competitions. Tony Eaton and Tall Pony Productions will produce “The 2017 Miss America Competition.”

“We are so pleased to continue our successful partnership with ABC. Miss America, dick clark productions and ABC have worked tirelessly to make the national competition one of the most important specials on television,” said Sam Haskell, Chairman and CEO, Miss America Organization.

“We are happy to extend and build on our partnership with Miss America and ABC,” said Mike Mahan, President of dick clark productions. “We look forward to growing the Miss America legacy for years to come.”