The daytime talk show is expected to come to a close by the end of this season, according to multiple reports. The New York Timesreportsthe show will end before 2019, propelled by recent headlines over Kelly's insensitive remarks regarding blackface Halloween costumes.
The comments, which Kelly made on her show on Tuesday and has since apologized for, have furthered the tensions between her and her NBC News colleagues, according to The New York Times. However, the outlet says that even before this week, the future of the show was up in the air, with Kelly and NBC News chairman, Andrew Lack, discussing winding down her program by the end of the year amid her alleged dissatisfaction with NBC News executives.
The Hollywood Reporter also reports that Kelly's 9 a.m. hour of Today will conclude by the end of the season. According to THR, the former Fox News anchor met with network execs in recent weeks to discuss her future and shared her desire to cover more news and politics, as she did with the Brett Kavanaugh hearings.
The news comes just after THR reported that on Wednesday, the cast of Netflix's House of Cards decided to pull out of their scheduled appearance on Megyn Kelly Today following her controversial blackface comments. The cast was due to appear on the morning show next week.
Additionally, THRlater reported on Wednesday night that CAA, Kelly's talent agency, had dropped her as a client.
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On Tuesday's episode of the show, during a conversation surrounding universities banning certain Halloween costumes, Kelly brought up the issue of people getting slammed for using blackface on Halloween.
"What is racist?" she questioned. "You do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface for Halloween, or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween. Back when I was a kid, that was OK just as long as you were dressing as a character."
On Wednesday, she shared an emotional apology with her viewers, tearing up while explaining how her views on blackface have changed since listening to others' points of view. She also hosted a panel of speakers to discuss the blackface issue on Wednesday's show.
"I'm Megyn Kelly and I want to begin with two words -- I'm sorry. You may have heard that yesterday we had a discussion here about political correctness and Halloween costumes," she said. "And that conversation turned to whether it is ever OK for a person of one race to dress up as another, a black person making their face lighter or a white person making theirs darker, to make a costume complete. I defended the idea, saying as long as it was respectful and part of a Halloween costume, it seemed OK. Well, I was wrong and I am sorry."
The controversy isn't Kelly's first since she started her NBC morning talk show. Watch below.