Stephen Colbert‘s coming back!
“The Colbert Report” will return to production on Monday, Comedy Central announced Sunday, following the cancellation of tapings last Wednesday and Thursday without any explanation.
Colbert reportedly took time off to care for his ailing 91-year-old mother, Lorna.
But a Comedy Central rep said, “We are not commenting on any speculation about the nature of the cancellations last week.”
Colbert broke his 3-day Twitter silence by thanking his fans on Friday: “My family and I would like to thank everyone who has offered their thoughts and prayers. We are grateful and touched by your concern.”
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The mystery as to why The Colbert Report abruptly canceled the Wednesday and Thursday tapings of the show has been revealed: Host Stephen Colbert’s mom is ill.
According to The New York Post, Colbert is with his 91-year-old mother in South Carolina. Yesterday Comedy Central said the cancellations were due to “unforeseen circumstances.”
“They are a very private family,” a source told the Post. “It’s not surprising that he did not want anyone to know what was going on.”
Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report abruptly canceled two show, prompting widespread speculation about the show’s future.
And no one is saying why.
According to FoxNews.com, host Stephen Colbert‘s show will soon start airing new episodes. In the meantime, previous episodes are airing.
Comedy Central would only say that “due to unforeseen circumstances, the show will air repeat episodes on Wednesday, February 15 and Thursday, February 16.”
And a rep for the network told Fox, “Unfortunately, we’re not providing any details beyond the only official statement.”
Plus, Colbert, who typically updates his own social media, has not updated his Twitter account since Tuesday, prompting fans to speculate there’s an illness involved or some sort of corporate drama.
According to Fox, “The Colbert Report has never suspended taping except to get a playful jab in at Senator John McCain when he suspended his presidential campaign in 2008.”