Reelz Picks Up Trump's Miss USA Pageant
Reelz has acquired exclusive telecast rights to the 2015 Miss USA pageant after both NBC and Univision dropped the event.By Lexie Hammesfahr | July 2, 2015
Reelz has acquired exclusive rights to the Miss USA pageant, which both NBC and Univision dumped after Miss USA co-owner Donald Trump made negative comments about Mexican and Latino immigrants.
Reelz CEO Stan E. Hubbard said in a statement, "We decided to exercise our own voice and committed ourselves to bringing this pageant to American viewers everywhere."
The independent network has some experience saving controversial programming.