Miss Universe, Miss USA Coming to Fox

Fox will begin airing the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, the network announced Wednesday.

The Miss Universe pageant will air December 20, with Miss USA airing at some point in 2016. Miss Universe will air live from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

"The Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants are iconic television events loved by generations of viewers around the world," David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, said.

"We are very excited to partner with IMG and The Miss Universe Organization to infuse a fresh new energy into these perennial broadcast favorites

NBC had dropped Miss Universe earlier this year following controversial comments about immigration by the pageant's then-part-owner, presidential candidate Donald Trump. The pageant was later sold to IMG.