NBC tries to save face with Megyn Kelly’s primetime show

TV insiders have long been convinced Megyn Kelly’s Sunday prime-time NBC News show was being quietly shelved. And Tuesday’s announcement that “Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly” will air “periodically” this spring and summer “dependent on Kelly’s schedule with her weekday-morning program, ‘Megyn Kelly Today,’ ” seems to confirm their suspicions.

One news vet said, “If they don’t know her weekday-morning schedule, maybe ‘TV Guide’ can help. Pretty sure she has a live program Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST.”

The source said that the statement has the benefit of giving the network a way to scale back the poorly received show without the awkwardness of canceling it.