CMT to Miss America: There She Goes –

Mar 29, 2007  •  Post A Comment

CMT is giving Miss America the boot.

The network said Thursday it will not exercise its option to televise the annual beauty pageant next year. The network’s contract gave it the right to broadcast Miss America through 2011.

“We’re very proud of the successful programming we’ve been able to produce with the Miss America Organization,” CMT executive VP and general manager Brian Philips said in a statement. “As a network, CMT is now in a more aggressive position to build off of existing series and launch more original series and music-centric special events.

(Editor: Baumann)