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Fox News takes a hard pass on Megyn Kelly

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Megyn Kelly will meet with executives from NBC today to discuss her future at the network, which isn’t looking so bright after her (closes eyes, sighs) regrettable comments about blackface. Chatter of her fate intensified this morning when Today hosts Savannah Guthrie and Craig Melvin met with NBC News correspondent Morgan Radford, with the gang reporting that her departure was “imminent.”

If Kelly leaves, of course, that means NBC will buy out her $69 million contract, so, you know, she’s gonna be fine. If she does want to have a future in news, however, her options are becoming a bit limited. You’d think she’d be welcome back at Fox News, her previous home, but the network made it abundantly clear to USA Today that, sorry, no seats here.

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“We are extremely happy with our entire line-up,” a spokesperson for Fox News told them. Ouch.

Still, it’s not much of a surprise. Kelly’s penchant for racially charged comments, after all, might just be a bit too tame for the network’s primetime lineup. Like, does she even read 4chan?

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Randall Colburn

Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.