There is a huge shake-up going on behind the scenes at NBC’s morning series, The Today Show.
According to an item on Friday in the New York Post’s Page Six, the network has cancelled the dismal third hour of the series to make room for incoming new daytime star, Megyn Kelly.
Recently, the former news anchor at Fox News made headlines when she announced she was exiting the cable outlet for NBC to anchor a Sunday night news magazine show plus a daytime series.
When the news first broke of Kelly’s arrival to NBC, rumors began to circulate that his could be a replacement for, and endanger long-running soap opera, Days of our Lives.
The report on Kelly taking over a spot on an hour of ‘Today’ offered two scenarios: 1) she will either take over the 9am slot from Tamron Hall and Al Roker 2) she will replace Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford, who would then shift to the 9am slot, and Kelly would be on at 10AM.
NBC has yet to confirm this report. But with new Days of our Lives Emmy-winning head writer Ron Carlivati on board along with Sheri Anderson Thomas now steering the stories in Salem, the placement of Kelly in the third hour of ‘Today’, and upcoming revitalized story, that could just be the ticket for DAYS.
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