Megyn Kelly’s tumultuous run at NBC News continues — at least according to Page Six.
The outlet reported that industry insiders think the network is trying to “save face” by gently phasing out her Sunday prime-time show, pointing to a change in the frequency of Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly episodes.
On Tuesday, NBC announced Kelly’s Sunday night program will air “periodically” in the coming months depending “on Kelly’s schedule with her weekday-morning program, Megyn Kelly Today.”
A network news veteran told Page Six the wording change — the show aired “weekly” last summer — gives NBC enough wiggle room to slowly drop the show if it has a lackluster reception without being forced to face the embarrassment of officially cancelling it. They also told Page Six, “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.”