TV Insiders Confused By Megyn Kelly’s New Show

Megyn Kelly attends the NBCUniversal 2017 Upfront on May 15, 2017 in New York City. attend the NBCUniversal 2017 Upfront on May 15, 2017 in New York City. / Getty Images

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Television analysts are confused about Megyn Kelly's personal rebranding surrounding the launch of her new show, "Megyn Kelly Today."

On the NBC show's premiere Monday, Kelly announced, I'm "not a political animal and I never have been." The pronouncement has baffled veteran network producers, since Kelly grew her career off of political coverage, Page Six reported.

"They spent all that money on this great political anchor and journalist. If you take those things away, what are you paying for?" one industry insider asked.

Some people in the industry are especially confused by the show because "Today's Take" with Al Roker and Tamron Hall, which Kelly's show replaced, was popular.

"If it’s a flop, apart from all the other fallout, it’ll be seen as a waste of Al and Tamron," an industry insider told Page Six.

Reviews for the show have been overwhelmingly negative.

Conor Beck

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Conor Beck is a Media Analyst for the WFB. He's previously written for The College Fix, Life News, and was a Student Free Press Association Fellow for The Weekly Standard. He graduated from Rice University in 2017.

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