Is Savannah Guthrie quitting the ‘Today Show’? Top fan theories
With all the rumors of drama behind the scenes of Today’s show, none of which has been proven and which, in fact, was mostly derided by hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, it’s (un)reasonable to think that Guthrie might leave the show. After all, she’s been on vacation for a week and a half. End of August ? Who do this ???
With this in mind, Today’s Toadies (what we Today’s show fans call our fanbase) buzzed about how Guthrie might leave Today’s show if things go south. So, here are three fan theories from the Today’s Toadies fan forum as to how this all might go down.
Theory #1: They’re going to kill off Savannah Guthrie in the Season Finale
If you want to go out, go big. And what better way to do that than to kill Savannah Guthrie. Today’s show in an epic season finale. While it’s unclear exactly how it might turn out, maybe they could pay off this long-running and definitely real story “Hoda Kotb chasing Savannah Guthrie for sport.” Although frankly, if they go that route, my money is a classic Sherlock Holmes/Moriarty ending, where they fall off a cliff together. This would effectively kill off both hosts, but also leave room for a surprise return in later seasons.
Theory #2: She’s leaving for a spin-off titled Today’s show: SVU
On the other hand, Guthrie is too popular to kill the franchise…so why not extend it instead? Give it a spinoff like Today’s show: SVU, where she explores cooking segments considered particularly obnoxious in the daytime talk show system. Alternatively, you could have her leave for a show called Today’s Show: Tomorrowwhere she predicts stories that will break the next day, like that magic cat who brought people newspapers First edition. You all get that reference, right? Cool.
Theory #3: Savannah Guthrie is leaving Today’s showbut they replace it with an identical, slightly larger Savannah Guthrie
Also known as the “Greater Savannah” theory, it’s entirely possible Guthrie will leave the show, to be replaced by an identical, slightly taller Savannah Guthrie. In this way, Today’s show can go on, while the “real” Guthrie can go and live out the rest of her life in peace, and not have to worry about completely unbalanced and baseless theoretical publications about her work.