The Miss America pageant is returning to ABC, the network that dropped it in 2004 because of low ratings. It has aired on cable since then, most recently on TLC, which earlier this year declined to pick up a three-year option. For a time it seemed as if the oldest national beauty pageant would not see its 90th year. But on Sunday Sam Haskell, chairman of the Miss America Organization, told the Associated press that he had made "a wonderful deal" with ABC. "It's much better than any deal that we've had in the last five years," he said. The next pageant is scheduled to take place on Jan. 15, 2011. A venue has not yet been selected.