Megyn Kelly will return to Fox News for an interview on Tucker Carlson's show

Exactly one year after her messy departure from NBC, Fox News alum Megyn Kelly is testing the waters with an interview on ex-colleague Tucker Carlson's show.

The event marks Kelly's first TV interview since her fallout with NBC as well as her first public chat with Fox News since revealing she was sexually harassed by late CEO Roger Ailes.

In light of Shepard Smith's Friday departure from Fox News, the timing of Kelly's sit-down is raising eyebrows, but execs say there's no relationship, saying the appearance was "coordinated weeks ago and is a one-time occurrence."

Adding even further clarity, the statement to Deadline continues, "Any future programming changes we are considering do not involve her."

Kelly ditched the network in January 2017 for a lucrative new deal with NBC designed to give her a morning talk show, a Sunday night news program and overall involvement in political and world news coverage. By the time everything was said and done, NBC reportedly shelled out $69 million to poach her from Fox News and ultimately lose her barely a year later.

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Megyn Kelly (R) and Douglas Brunt attend New York Philharmonic's Spring Gala, A John Williams Celebration at David Geffen Hall on May 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for New York Philharmonic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Thomas Baldwin, Megyn Kelly and Douglas Brunt attend New York Philharmonic's Spring Gala, A John Williams Celebration at David Geffen Hall on May 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for New York Philharmonic)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 07: Novelist Douglas Brunt (L) and Fox News reporter Megyn Kelly attend the 142nd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 07, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Churchill Downs)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 07: Novelist Douglas Brunt, journalist Megyn Kelly, Dannielynn Birkhead, and Larry Birkhead are seen around the 142nd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Churchill Downs)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Megyn Kelly (L) and Douglas Brunt attend 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Douglas Brunt (L) and Megyn Kelly attend the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 30: Douglas Brunt and Megyn Kelly attend the Bloomberg & Vanity Fair cocktail reception following the 2015 WHCA Dinner at the residence of the French Ambassador on April 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/VF16/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 30: Douglas Brunt and Megyn Kelly attend the 102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 06: (L-R) Douglas Brunt, Megyn Kelly and Lloyd Grove attend The Hollywood Reporter's 5th Annual 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media on April 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Hollywood Reporter )
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Douglas Brunt and Megyn Kelly attend the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Douglas Brunt and Megyn Kelly attend the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF16/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) (L-R) Novelist Douglas Brunt, journalist Megyn Kelly, actor Bob Balaban, writer/producer Matthew Weiner and Linda Brettler attend the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/VF16/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Novelist Douglas Brunt (L) and journalist Megyn Kelly arrive at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted by Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 18: (L-R) Journalist Mark Leibovich, Douglas Brunt, journalist Megyn Kelly, and journalist Jim Rutenberg attend The New York Times Magazine Relaunch Event on February 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 18: Douglas Brunt and journalist Megyn Kelly attend The New York Times Magazine Relaunch Event on February 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: Writer Douglas Brunt (L) and Honoree Megyn Kelly attend the TIME 100 Gala, TIME's 100 most influential people in the world, at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for TIME)
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The short-lived arrangement was poisonous from the start: Insider reports of feuding, distrust and resentment made for visible tension between the revised slate of "Today" anchors, and Kelly's own on-air missteps grew too insurmountable to resolve. The final blow was her apparent defense of using blackface for Halloween costumes; her show would be canceled before November.

But if Kelly has biting words for NBC, she'll probably have to hold her tongue: According to reports, the exit deal that allowed her to keep all the cash bars her from speaking negatively about her time at NBC. Regardless, Carlson told his viewers, "She's got a lot to say, and I hope you'll watch."

Kelly has remained active on Twitter, where she hasn't shied away from controversial topics, and she's also made occasional public appearances, including one in February that reunited her with former "Today" colleague Kathie Lee Gifford.

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Kathie Lee Gifford and Megyn Kelly pose for photos on the red carpet during the Childhelp's 15th annual Drive The Dream Gala. The event was co-chaired by Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson and Mr. Richard J Stephenson, along with honorary chairs Gov. Doug Ducey and Ms. Angela Ducey, and Mr. Jim Hebets and Mrs. Carol Hebets.
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 02: Celebrities Kathie Lee Gifford and Megyn Kelly pose for photos on the red carpet during the Childhelp's 15th annual Drive The Dream Gala at The Phoenician Resort on February 02, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by John Medina/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Megyn Kelly and Kathie Lee Gifford in Windsor, England on the day of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding at Windsor Castle on Saturday May 19, 2018. -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MEGYN KELLY TODAY -- Pictured: Kathie Lee Gifford and Megyn Kelly on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MEGYN KELLY TODAY -- Pictured: Kathie Lee Gifford and Megyn Kelly on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MEGYN KELLY TODAY -- Pictured: Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford and Megyn Kelly on Thursday, March 8, 2018 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford, Carson Daly, Donna Farizan, Megyn Kelly, Savannah Guthrie, Willie Geist, Dylan Dreyer and Sheinelle Jones on Friday, April 6, 2018 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MEGYN KELLY TODAY -- Pictured: Keir Simmons, Savannah Gutrhie, Hoda Kotb, Megyn Kelly, Kathie Lee Gifford and Al Roker on Monday, May 21, 2018 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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