Today Show Starts "New Chapter," Kicks Megyn Kelly to the Curb

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Megyn Kelly is out.

And we now think we know just who is in.

Hoda Kotb and Craig Melvin

As previously detailed by The Hollwood Gossip and many other entertainment-related outlets, Megyn Kelly has been let go by NBC.

While sources indicate that the disgraced anchor is still negotiating terms of her (HUGE!) buyout, one thing is very clear at this point:

Kelly will not be seen on NBC again.

This was made apparent at 9 a.m. EST on Monday when Al Roker, Hoda Kotb and Craig Melvin greeted viewers during the hour that had previously been reserved for Kelly -- and which had even been titled Megyn Kelly Today.

Said Kotb to kick off the program:

"Today, as you know, we are starting a new chapter in the third hour of our show as it evolves.

"We want you to know that the entire TODAY family will continue to bring you informative and important stories, just as we always have."

Megyn Kelly as Today Anchor

From there, Kotb and company delved into details about the horrific synagogue shooting that took place in Pittsburgh on Saturday, as well as other issues of national importance

According to Variety, the plan for now is to replace Kelly with a cast of NBC regulars already on staff.

Savannah Guthrie, Kotb, Roker and Melvin will all appear during this third hour of programming as the head desk; although it's unclear at this time whether they will rotate on a consistent schedule or exactly how everything will play out.

NBC, after all, hasn't had a ton of time to figure this out.

Megyn Kelly: Pro Blackface!

It was only a few days ago that Kelly defended the use of blackface for Halloween costumes, infamously asking her round table panelists on air:

What is racist?

She issued an apology in writing shortly afterward and then on air the next day.

"One of the great parts of sitting in this chair each day is getting to discuss different points of view," she said last week, adding:

"Sometimes I talk and sometimes I listen, and yesterday I learned.

"I learned that given the history of blackface being used in awful ways by racists in this country, it is not okay for that to be part of any costume, Halloween or otherwise...

"I have never been a PC kind of person but I do understand the value in being sensitive to our history, particularly on race and ethnicity.

"This past year has been so painful, for many people of color the country feels so divided and I have no wish to add to that pain and offense. I believe this is a time for more understanding, more love, more sensitivity and honor and I want to be part of that.

"Thank you for listening and for helping me listen too."

Megyn Kelly Sucks

However, Roker and other NBC employees did not feel as if this mea culpa was sufficient.

Many viewers, meanwhile, pointed to Kelly's past of insensitive racial comments and flooded NBC executives with phone calls and emails.

The network then cut bait with the high profile star it brought on not even two years ago. To much fanfare and excitement at the time.

Neither Kelly nor anyone on her team has commented on the firing since it seemingly became official last Friday.

Meanwhille, Today correspondent Jenna Bush Hager took over hosting duties for the third hour on Monday, approximately 20 minutes in to the brodcast, which could mean that she will also become a permanent replacement for Kelly down the road.

It all remains a little bit up in the air at the moment.

But one thing remains very clear:

Kelly will soon be providing commentary for some kind of conservative organization, criticizing those snowflakes on the Left for being too sensitive and politically correct.

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