Megyn Kelly's New NBC Show Is Basically a Rip-off of 60 Minutes
Megyn Kelly is finally about to return to TV.
A non-compete clause has kept her off the air since she made the announcement back in January that she had signed a contract with NBC and would be leaving Fox. She's set to make her debut on her new network on June 4, and NBC is already teasing her new Sunday night show.
Of course, all they're giving us is a 15-second promo, which tells us hardly anything other than that Kelly's new show, Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly, looks like a carbon copy of 60 Minutes.
"Coming June 4, Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly. Sharp, strong journalism and the power of NBC News," the promo says, over B-roll of Kelly with various guests, including sports reporter Erin Andrews, who is rumored to be one of the first people to appear on the new show. That's an episode we would definitely watch, because so much girl power.
The promo ends with a shot of Kelly telling the camera, "We have to tell this story," in truly dramatic fashion.
Sunday Nights With Megyn Kelly will premiere this summer, then go on hiatus until after Sunday Night Football and the Winter Olympics wrap up. In addition to the Sunday night show, Kelly is taking over the 9 a.m. hour of the Today show — she bumped former NBC host Tamron Hall from that time slot, and Hall quit NBC soon after.
The move for Kelly comes after she spent 12 years as a reporter and anchor on Fox News.