Twitter held nothing back during the premiere episode of "Megyn Kelly TODAY"

Nick Sanchez
September 26, 2017

The show's launch was many months in the making and comes nearly 9 months after NBC lured Kelly away from Fox News.

"You'll know who I am by the songs that I sing".

Megyn Kelly premiered her 2nd new show on NBC Monday morning and by many accounts, it was an awkward experience.

If this show ends up being the same kind of stinker in the ratings as her last series, it's hard to say whether NBC will put up with much more of its multimillion-dollar investment.

In fact, Kelly appeared on Access Hollywood a few days ago to talk about her new show and one of the hosts told Kelly, "I like the Oprah thing for you..." But this new show is really something very different and I'm not sure it plays to her strengths.

Kelly then laid out the objective of the show, saying, "If my producers and I do our jobs, you will find out what you need to know today to get yourself through the day to have a laugh with us, a smile, sometimes tear and maybe even a little hope. and some fun!" That show returns for a revival Thursday.

"Here's to the newest addition of our family, here's to many happy mornings, here's to Megyn Kelly Today", Lauer said, raising his glass.

Kelly's debut week is packed with other morning-show-friendly fare, including a sit-down interview with the cast of This Is Us on Tuesday.

Then she took questions from the audience - the first from a gushing fan: "What's been your greatest joy?" while moving from hosting a nighttime show to hosting a morning show, he wanted to know.

The mission represents a marked change for the popular news anchor whose prosecutor-like style in Fox News Channel's primetime made her a star.

While Kelly comes from a hard news background from her time at Fox News, the tone of her new show, at least early on, feels similar to the light, upbeat vibe of the hour she replaced with elements of "Ellen" and "Live with Kelly and Ryan" thrown in.

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