‘Today Show’ loses third hour for Megyn Kelly – NBC show; ‘Days of our Lives’ may have reprieve

Is “Days of Our Lives” officially safe for another season? It’s probably a little too early to comment on that one way or another, but we can tell you this: “The Today Show” seems to be losing an hour, and Megyn Kelly’s upcoming NBC show could be taking its place rather than the long-running daytime drama.

According to the New York Post, what the network may be doing is canceling the traditional third hour of the show hosted by Tamron Hall and Al Roker, effectively replacing it with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford — basically, day-drinking may have to start earlier for the two ladies rather than their old 10:00 a.m. Eastern timeslot. Meanwhile, the 10:00 spot could contain the former Fox News host as she spreads her wings to a new audience.

The reason that we use words like “may” or “could” is that these plans have not been confirmed as of yet by the network, and with that, it may take a little bit of time before they are solidified. As of right now, though, we will argue that this is the move that makes the most sense. We did not really need four hours of the morning show plus another hour of Kelly to go along with it. Isn’t there enough news in the world to compensate for losing an hour? There are so few ways to get daytime escapism on network TV anymore, and “Days of Our Lives” provides that now in the same way it has for over half a century. Obviously, we do fear that there is a time when the show could end, but we hope that it is not anywhere in the near future.

Kelly departed her former gig earlier this year, thanking her viewers for sticking with her — given the heavy political leanings of her Fox News audience, it will be interesting to see how many of them end up coming over to her new show.

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