April 20, 2014

Colbert Report Suspends Taping

( 4UMF NEWS ) ‘Colbert Report‘ Suspends Taping:

Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report” has suspended production for “unforeseen reasons” and will be airing repeats for the remainder of the week, the network confirmed in a short statement to the Daily News.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, the show will air repeat episodes on Wednesday, February 15 and Thursday, February 16.”

The show airs Monday through Thursday and was expected to be airing new episodes this week, but befuddled fans with a repeat of a show from January on Wednesday night. The show’s website confirms it will also be airing a rerun on Thursday night.

Production staffers were told Wednesday Colbert had a family emergency, a source told the Daily News.

Mediaite reported that ticketholders to Wednesday’s night show got a last-minute email confirming that the show was cancelled, but did not provide any information.

Colbert’s normally active Twitter feed has not been updated since Tuesday, when he wrote, “Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you’re enjoying flowers or chocolates, or smug self-satisfaction at not celebrating Valentine’s Day.”