Twitter held nothing back during the premiere episode of "Megyn Kelly TODAY"

Megyn Kelly defines what she wants for her new talk show

This prompted Kelly to tell her story of meeting Oprah.

"You know why", she said.

Airing immediately following "Today" on NBC, "Megyn Kelly Today" will move its host out of the political arena and more toward the lighter side of the morning show world: human interest stories.

If this show ends up being the same kind of stinker in the ratings as her last series, it's hard to say whether NBC will put up with much more of its multimillion-dollar investment. But this new show is really something very different and I'm not sure it plays to her strengths. Monday's premiere of Megyn Kelly Today, which began with the Will & Grace peg, featured a friendly segment in which she joked with and hugged fellow Today anchors as well as two giveaways - one to a Will & Grace superfan and the other to Sister Donna Liette, a nun who does charity work in Chicago. The second was from Kelly's husband, who didn't have a question - he just wanted to bring her roses.

Continuing, Kelly admitted that the hope of the show was to have people share "a laugh, a smile, sometimes a tear, and maybe a little hope to start your day". While it's evident she'll need some time getting used to her new surroundings, the show, thankfully, is more restrained than the program that follows her, the 10 a.m. hour of "Today" hosted by the wine-sipping Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford.


Kelly celebrated the wrap of her show's debut with a post on Twitter, which garnered mixed reactions from viewers.

"Here's to the newest addition of our family, here's to many happy mornings, here's to Megyn Kelly Today", Lauer said, raising his glass. Kelly said. She then explained how she saw her first interview with NBC as a sign from her dad.

"We have the entire cast of "Will and Grace" here live, along with the show creators".

The peacock network has high hopes for Kelly after luring her away from Fox News for a reported $17 million a year only to see her Sunday newsmagazine show struggle in the ratings.

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