'Megyn Kelly Today' officially canceled by NBC


"Megyn Kelly Today" has officially been canceled.

NBC released a statement on Friday revealing that Megyn Kelly's 9 a.m. hour of the "Today" show is no longer, confirming earlier reports sourced to NBC insiders.

"'Megyn Kelly Today' is not returning," the statement read. "Next week, the 9 a.m. hour will be hosted by other 'Today' co-anchors."

The statement did not confirm whether or not Kelly is leaving NBC altogether, though Kelly's newly-hired lawyer Bryan Freedman released a statement of his own noting that the television personality's time at the network isn't officially done, despite reports on Thursday claiming otherwise.

"Megyn remains an employee of NBC News and discussions about next steps are continuing," Freedman said.

Freedman reportedly had a meeting with NBC News execs over the phone on Friday, with the main issue at hand being whether or not the network will pay Kelly the remainder of her reported $69 million contract. The Hollywood Reporter notes that Freedman also hopes to "keep her non-compete clause as short as possible," meaning she would be free to go work at a rival network as quickly as possible.

Page Six notes that, despite "Megyn Kelly Today" being canceled, her staff of around 200 will continue working at the 9 a.m. hour of "Today."

The development comes three days after Kelly's defense of blackface on Halloween caused a national uproar on Tuesday's episode of her show. Though she apologized to her team via email on Tuesday and to her viewers on Wednesday's episode of "Megyn Kelly Today," NBC pulled her from "Today" on Thursday and Friday, during which the network opted to air reruns amid speculation that Kelly would be leaving NBC for good.

"Megyn Kelly Today" controversially replaced Tamron Hall and Al Roker's popular "Today's Take" when she joined the network from Fox News last year. Roker remained on "Today," while Hall left the network and is currently developing a talk show at ABC.

More to come.