In the first of many references to her memoir, Settle for More, Kelly explained that "more" now means "more time with my family, more joy in my life" and promised that her audience would "know who I am by the songs that I sing". Here you have four seasoned comedy actors (Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally), who, if nothing else, probably know how to be amusing and chatty and casual.
Megyn Kelly made her debut as an NBC morning TV host on Monday with the declaration that she's "kind of done with politics for now". "We will not be doing that", Kelly joked at the beginning of her hourlong program.
In fact, Kelly appeared on Access Hollywood a few days ago to talk about her new show and one of the hosts told Kelly, "I like the Oprah thing for you..."
"If my producers and I do our jobs, you'll find out what you need to know today to get yourself through the day to have a laugh with us, a smile, sometimes a tear and maybe a little hope". The second was from Kelly's husband, who didn't have a question - he just wanted to bring her roses.
After that, Kelly welcomed the stars of NBC's "Will & Grace", which returns to the network Thursday night. Kelly said. She then explained how she saw her first interview with NBC as a sign from her dad.
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.
Kelly celebrated the wrap of her show's debut with a post on Twitter, which garnered mixed reactions from viewers.
Kelly has pledged her show will largely steer clear of politics, although she's indicated in some interviews the subject matter isn't entirely off the table.