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The Colbert Report abruptly cancels shows


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The Colbert Report has canceled tapings for Wednesday and Thursday, a fact that has riled Stephen Colbert fans across the web today.

Comedy Central, the Viacom property that airs the popular news satire broadcast, put out the following statement:

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

Stephen Colbert's publicist did not immediately respond to a request for comment, according to Reuters.

A person reportedly close to the show told The Wrap that production would resume "soon."

The Wall Street Journal says the stoppage is due to "an emergency in Mr. Colbert's family."

Whatever the reason the cryptic message has, predictably, created a social media firestorm among fans, which include this Macro writer

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Here's hoping all is well in Colbert Nation. 

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