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Details emerge about Megyn Kelly’s new NBC show

Rob Tornoe
Philadelphia Inquirer

Details are beginning to emerge about former Fox New host Megyn’s Kelly’s two new shows at NBC.

“Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly,” the host’s weekly news magazine show, will premiere on NBC at 7 p.m. June 4. The New York Post was first to report the news.

So far, no guests have been announced, but sources confirm Fox Sports reporter and “Dancing With the Stars” host Erin Andrews will be among Kelly’s first interview subjects. Kelly was spotted chatting with Andrews in Santa Monica, California, the day after her appearance at the network’s upfront presentation with advertisers.

According to the Post, Kelly also is hopeful about landing a one-on-one interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Kelly will travel to Russia in June to moderate a session during the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Fourm. Putin is among a group of panelists that includes Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and Austrian chancellor Christian Kern.

“The conversation will cover a wide range of global political and economic topics, including international trade agreements, cyber-security and the impact of rising military tensions,” according to a NBC spokesperson.

With a 7 p.m. time slot, NBC appears to be going after “60 Minutes,” the unstoppable news show that’s been an unbeatable news feature at CBS on Sunday nights for 50 years. Kelly will benefit from her show’s June launch date, as “60 Minutes” typically airs reruns between May and September.

“Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” will run through the summer, but it will go off the air in place of Sunday Night Football in the fall and the Winter Olympics, which NBC will air through the end of February 2018.

NBC has yet to announce when Kelly will officially start her new daily morning show, slated for 9 a.m. weekdays.