Colbert Report shuts down for two days but will likely be back soon

By | February 16, 2012 at 12:33 pm | No comments | feature slider, News, TV/Movies | Tags: , ,

By now you’ve heard the Colbert Report suddenly shut down operations yesterday. Last night’s episode was a previously aired episode and tonight will be the same. And like every other media outlet, the only statement Comedy Central could give us was this: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the show will air repeat episodes on Wednesday, Feb. 15 and Thursday, Feb. 16.” Like the Daily Show, the Colbert Report doesn’t normally air new episodes on Friday.

The thing is, the “unforeseen circumstances” line pretty much creates worry among the show’s viewers. My guess is its likely a death or an illness in Colbert’s family. But why not just say that and diffuse any horrible rumors? One reason may be that even a little information — despite it giving viewers assurance — may lead to even more questions. Who died? Who’s sick? And on and on it goes until Colbert has relinquished all semblance of privacy on the matter. So, I get it. However, after digging a bit, I have no reason to believe the show will not soon return to its regularly-scheduled programming.

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