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Megyn Kelly pissed off millions of Fox News fans during the presidential election after unexpectedly trashing now President-elect Donald Trump. And now Days of Our Lives fans have also found a reason the hate the blonde newscaster, after they learned their favorite soap was put on the chopping block by NBC to make way for Kelly’s new show.
Kelly, 46, has a brand new gig at NBC since exiting her long time gig at Fox News, and now rumors say, daytime drama Days of Our Lives is going to be canceled and replaced by Kelly’s new daytime show.
A source connected to the beloved soap opera tells PEOPLE that several cast members have been told that this upcoming year of the series will likely be its last. Days is one of the longest-running scripted television programs in the world, airing nearly every weekday since Nov. 8, 1965. According to the insider, for several years now, the show has been renewed on a year-to-year basis — but the current contract for the show only carries them through 2017. The source says executives at the show have given some key staffers indication that their days are numbered. h/t people
“Basically, we’ve heard that there won’t be a Days in 2018,” says the source associated with the show, which recently celebrated its 51st anniversary on the network.
In many markets, Days currently airs in the coveted 1–2 p.m. slot, which could be prime real estate for a potential daytime talk show hosted by Kelly.
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