NBC News is taking another step in the process of making the third hour of its “Today” morning program look less like the defunct “Megyn Kelly Today” and more like the first two hours of “Today.”
Variety reports that the third hour, which has been broadcast from Studio 6A under Kelly’s tenure, is moving to Studio 1A — the same site where the first two hours of “Today” originate.
A spokeswoman for NBC News confirmed the move, Variety notes.
“The move is being made to streamline the production process and make the division between the two broadcasts more seamless, the spokeswoman said,” Variety reports. “The last broadcast of ‘Today’ from Studio 6A will take place on January 4, NBC News said, and the show will hold forth from Studio 1A starting January 7.”
Variety adds: “The maneuver is the latest from the network as it works on the fly to recalibrate the 9 a.m. broadcast of the program in the wake of the cancellation of Kelly’s tenure. Kelly left the third hour of the broadcast in October after a controversy erupted when she held an on-air discussion about the use of blackface in Halloween costumes. Her broadcast was a bet on something different for the storied NBC A.M. mainstay — a live audience and a more opinionated host.”