Megyn Kelly is back.
The former Fox anchor just made a bold prediction about her new career move.
And it could ruin everything for one network.
Kelly announced that her new show “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” will premiere on June 4th.
It will go head-to-head with Sunday night staple 60 Minutes.
Kelly tweeted about her new show to hype its debut.
The Hill reports:
“Megyn Kelly on Tuesday tweeted out a promotion for her new weekly NBC program, saying “Sunday nights are about to get a lot more interesting” as “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” gets set to premiere on June 4 at 7:00 p.m.
In the promotional video, the 46-year-old former Fox News host listed five things viewers can expect to see from her new program.
“I have missed you and this,” said Kelly, who has not been on TV since departing Fox News in early January.
“You will laugh and you will cry — I know I did — in shooting these stories,” she continued. “You’re going to some feel outrage, you’re going to feel some inspiration, and we hope you find us ‘Must-See-TV.’”
Kelly added that the “incredible journalists at NBC News and yours truly will really be bringing you the stories of our time.”
CBS’s highly rated “60 Minutes,” now in its 49th year, runs in the same Sunday time slot. But the show mostly airs repeats during the summer, giving Kelly’s show less competition as it launches.”
You can watch her announcement video below.
Sunday nights are about to get a lot more interesting. And I’m excited to be a part of it! pic.twitter.com/ePAGLwPgRl
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) May 30, 2017
The move to 7PM Sunday night is a big risk for Kelly and NBC.
Because the network televises Sunday Night Football and the 2018 Winter Olympics, her show will take an extended hiatus from September through February.
These are the prime TV watching months.
When her show returns, 60 Minutes – which has been on the air for 49 years – will be in the middle of new episodes.
Will her show become out of sight and out of mind for TV viewers?
NBC has made a major investment in Kelly.
She turned down a reported $100 million contract from Fox to jump ship to NBC.
Her Sunday night program – and its irregular schedule – is a major risk.
Will Kelly succeed at NBC?
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