NBC is canceling the third hour of the “Today” show in order to make room for Megyn Kelly, a new report claims.
According to Page Six, the network will axe the last hour of the morning show so it can launch a new daytime show featuring Kelly in its place. She will either take over the 9 A.M. hour, or move into the 10 A.M. time slot and bump Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford to 9 A.M. (RELATED: Tucker Has Only Had Megyn Kelly’s Time Slot For 2 Weeks, But He Already Doubled Her Numbers)
“Everyone has been left in the dark and no one knows why there’s such a disruption when shows are doing so well across the board,” an insider told Page Six.
Another source told Page Six that “people are pissed.”
“The third hour was beating every syndicated show across the board. They were in over their head and bit off more than they can chew when they hired Megyn.”
Kelly — who announced in January that she was leaving Fox News — will reportedly start in September. (RELATED: Tucker Carlson To Replace Megyn Kelly In 9 P.M. Fox News Slot)