NBC cancels Megyn Kelly’s morning show

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"Megyn Kelly Today" will not return to NBC's air, the network said in a statement Friday.

"Next week, the 9 a.m. hour will be hosted by other "Today" co-anchors", the spokesperson added.

Kelly had signed a $69m contract that saw her take on a short-lived news show Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly where she interviewed figures such as Alex Jones and Russian president Vladimir Putin.

As Kelly began having trouble booking A-list guests to her show, she began booking victims of sexual harassment and assault - a topic that reminded viewers of her celebrity status back when candidate Donald Trump attacked her over the question she asked him a GOP debate about vile ways in which he had described women over the years.

It was not the first time "Today" had faced this kind of drama: The shake-up reminded people of Ann Curry's disastrous 2012 exit, which many blamed partially on her co-host Matt Lauer.

Kelly has had no comment since Wednesday, when she appeared live on her show and apologized for the blackface comments. Curry broke down in tears as she said goodbye on air: "For all of you who saw me as a groundbreaker: I'm sorry I couldn't carry the ball over the finish line, but man, I did try!"

Fox News learned that Kelly's legal team was insisting on having Farrow accompany her to settlement talks.

NBC didn't address the status of Kelly or her multimillion-contract with the network.

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Megyn Kelly's show at NBC is officially over.

An NBC News article Friday, citing unnamed sources, explained that Kelly is still in talks with the channel about her future.

Hall's departure "saddened" the National Association of Black Journalists, which noted that replacing Hall and Roker with Kelly was "seen by industry professionals as whitewashing".

She offered a fuller apology to the nation at large, in which she said, through tears, that she did not mean to hurt anyone, let alone further divisions in the country.

"This is a history going back to the 1830s", Roker continued. "And that's what the big problem is".

"Some people said that was racist", she said. What has been really overlooked in all of this is how she invited commentators Roland Martin and Amy Holmes onto her show to discuss the history and negative impact of blackface. Another source said it was "extremely unlikely" she would return to the network.

The announcement follows reports that Kelly was on the way out.

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