NBC Did NOT Nix Megyn Kelly ‘SNL’ Sketch, Despite Report

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By Andrew Shuster |

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A new report claiming NBC executives nixed a “Saturday Night Live” sketch poking fun at Megyn Kelly’s “Today” show gig is entirely untrue. The article says network bosses refused to let the comedy show make fun of the TV personality, but Gossip Cop looked into the claim and we’ve exclusively learned the truth.

According to RadarOnline, NBC warned the “SNL” crew to lay off Kelly, who has been hit with backlash and criticism since taking over the third hour of “Today” last week. The former Fox News host has already had some awkward interactions with celebrity guests, including Jane Fonda and the cast of “Will & Grace.” The webloid now says the late-night comedy series planned to do a skit about Kelly’s show on its season premiere this past weekend, but “the idea was thrown out the window” after NBC bosses got involved.

But Gossip Cop checked in with an “SNL” production insider, who exclusively assures us the webloid’s story is entirely fabricated. We’re told NBC never scrapped a sketch about Kelly, nor did the comedy show have one planned in the first place. A network source similarly tells us this supposed incident never occurred. The site’s article was seemingly concocted to capitalize on some of the recent controversies surrounding Kelly’s morning show, but there’s no truth to it.

In fact, this isn’t the first time RadarOnline has manufactured a phony report linking “Megyn Kelly Today” with an unrelated TV show. Gossip Cop recently busted the site for making up a story about Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest being “obsessed” with beating Kelly’s ratings. We also called out the outlet’s sister publication, the National Enquirer, for wrongly reporting NBC was giving Kelly’s “Today” slot to Rachel Maddow. Obviously, that didn’t happen. This latest article is yet another baseless attempt to create behind-the-scenes drama surrounding the TV host’s new gig.

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