THE 96TH MISS AMERICA COMPETITION TO AIR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH AT 9:00 P.M. EDT ON ABC; “The 2017 Miss America Competition” to Broadcast Live From Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City

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The 2017 Miss America Competition” to Broadcast Live From Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City

The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that the 96th Miss America Competition will return to Atlantic City’s historic Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2016 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network. The evening will be filled with glitz and glam when 52 women representing their home states and territories compete to bring home the crown. All the contestants boast serious smarts and substantial talents, which will result in an intense competition for the coveted Miss America title. After a tough competition between the states and territories, there will only be one left standing when the evening concludes.

We are thrilled to rejoin our friends in Atlantic City for another three years,” said Sam Haskell, executive chairman & CEO of the Miss America Organization. “Miss America and dick clark productions are proud to continue to embrace the tradition and memories of producing our competition in the city where it all began 95 years ago!”

The 2017 Miss America Competition” follows three days of preliminary competitions and a variety of Miss America events held on and around the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk, including the annual “Steel Pier Miracle Mile Walk,” featuring all 52 contestants on a charity walk to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals on Friday, September 9, and the highly anticipated “Show Us Your Shoes” Parade held on Saturday, September 10.

dick clark productions and the Miss America Organization will collaborate on all creative, marketing, sponsorship, licensing, ticketing and distribution elements of this year’s show. Tony Eaton and Tall Pony Productions will produce “The 2017 Miss America Competition.”

Ticket on sale information for “The 2017 Miss America Competition” will be announced soon.

For more information on “The 2017 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at

About The Miss America Organization

The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) 4 non-profit corporation, awards millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance making it the largest scholarship program for women in the United States. MAO is comprised of 52 licensed organizations which includes all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. MAO contestants contribute over 500,000 hours of community service annually and have raised over $13 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2007.

About dick clark productions

dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp; and “World’s Funniest” from Jukin Media and dcp.  dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit 

About the Disney|ABC Television Group

The Disney|ABC Television Group is comprised of The Walt Disney Company’s global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, and radio business. This includes ABC Studios, the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, and the ABC Television Network, which provides entertainment, news and kids programming to viewers via more than 200 affiliated stations across the U.S. It also includes Disney Channels Worldwide, a portfolio of 107 kid-driven, family-inclusive entertainment channels, including Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Disney Cinemagic, Hungama, and Radio Disney brands, as well as cable network ABC Family, which targets Millennials. Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution and Disney Media Distribution round out the portfolio. Disney|ABC Television Group also has equity interests in A+E Networks, Hulu, and Fusion.

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