Megyn Kelly is returning to the small screen, this time with NBC. She is set to headline a Sunday show and a morning news show.
The morning show is set to premiere in the fall but her Sunday show will air next month and will reportedly be produced by former Dateline executive producer David Corvo and NBC producer Elizabeth Cole.
You would expect her debut interview would be with some high-profile political figure or world leader. Earlier, The New York Post‘s Page Six reported that NBC News chairman Andy Lack traveled to Russia in an attempt to obtain an exclusive interview with Russian president Vladimir Putin. That would most certainly be an eye-catching interview, perfect for Kelly’s premiere.
But now it looks like this will not be the case. It’s now looking like the center piece for Kelly’s Sunday newsmagazine show will be…the Kardashians?
We aren’t kidding.
According to TMZ, the former Fox News star was spotted in Los Angeles Thursday morning headed into the same studio in which the Kardashian-Jenner family were filming a 10th anniversary special for Today.
The whole family was reportedly there, including Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie, Kendall, and Kris Jenner — though brother Rob Kardashian was absent, as was Caitlyn Jenner, who remained in New York on a press tour.
Sources told TMZ that Kelly taped an interview with the family and it would be the centerpiece of the anchor’s debut Sunday news show on NBC in June.
Kelly, whether you like her or not, rose to fame because of her hard talk in interviews. Then it went to her head…and things went to sh*t.
Some thought she could turn it around at NBC, but if her opener is going to be an interview with a family who is famous for making sex tapes and taking naked photos of themselves, then we have little to no hope for Kelly.
Kelly reportedly turned down a $100 million, four-year contract to return to Fox News. She told the Washington Post in an interview that she wanted her next job to have “greater balance” so she could spend more time with her kids.
She also had problems with fellow hosts and executives at Fox, including former network chief Roger Ailes, whom she accused of sexual harassment in her most recent book, Settle For More.
After this report, though, Fox is probably not missing her.