As seen on The Wall Street Journal
Stephen Colbert has suspended production of his satirical comedy show temporarily because of an emergency in Mr. Colbert’s family, according to people familiar with the show.
The show is expected to resume production soon, perhaps as early as next week, the people added.
Comedy Central, the Viacom Inc. network that airs the show, had stoked speculation about the fate of “The Colbert Report” when it issued a cryptic statement cancelling the tapings of the show scheduled for the remainder of this week.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, the show will air repeat episodes on Wednesday, February 15 and Thursday, February 16,” network spokesman Steve Albani said in an emailed statement.