Megyn Kelly Today is likely toast, according to reports from CNN and the New York Times.
The former Fox News star’s NBC morning show has been lagging in the ratings, with an even smaller audience than the less-buzzy hour of Today it replaced with great fanfare in September 2017.
“Happy Friday!” Kelly said at the start of Thursday’s show, a pre-taped episode; another will air Friday, with no guarantee Kelly will return on Monday. She is reportedly in negotiations with NBC about wrapping up her show by the end of the year. Prior to this week, it was already looking like Kelly’s show was destined for the trash pile. After drawing the ire of co-workers and critics for defending Halloween blackface on air on Tuesday, it will be a whole lot easier for the network to justify taking her off the air.