17 February 2012 4:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

He is missed. New episodes of Stephen Colbert's Comedy Central The Colbert Report were abruptly suspended this week, with the network saying only, "Due to unforeseen circumstances, the show will air repeat episodes on Wednesday, Feb. 15, and Thursday, Feb. 16." The announcement immediately gave rise to speculation about the cause. On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the schedule change was prompted by an unspecified family emergency, although production could resume as early as next week. No date was given. On Friday, the New York Post offered some details. The newspaper, citing sources close to the show, said the host, »


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