Colbert Report Suspends Production ‘Due to Unforeseen Circumstances’

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What’s going on at the news desk of Comedy Central’s faux-conservative host? Last night’s episode of The Colbert Report wasn’t supposed to be a rerun. As Mediaite and Third Beat noticed, instead of a new show, viewers were treated with an old episode. Audience members who were invited to the taping tweeted screenshots of an email from Colbert Nation saying that the taping was canceled “due to unforeseen circumstances.”

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As of now there doesn’t appear to be any additional information for why the show isn’t airing new episodes this week. A Comedy Central spokesperson emailed us this statement: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the show will air repeat episodes on Wednesday, February 15 and Thursday, February 16.”

Update, 2:20 pm: The Wall Street Journal reports that tapings were suspended due to an emergency in Colbert’s family. No official statement yet, but we hope everything is okay.

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