Stephen Colbert shuts down 'Report' for rest of the week

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Stephen Colbert has suspended taping of The Colbert Report for the rest of the week. Viewers expecting a new episode of The Colbert Report last night were disappointed to turn on a rerun instead, and audience members had been sent an e-mail earlier in the day reading, "Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have canceled our taping for the date of your ticket reservation, Feb. 15, 2012. We are very sorry for any inconvenience." [UPDATE 1:49 p.m.: Report writer Pete Dominick tweeted that he didn't know why the shows had been canceled, but the Wall Street Journal cited sources familiar with the Report when it reported that there had been an "emergency in Mr. Colbert's family."]

In a statement, the show said it would “air repeat episodes on Wednesday, Feb. 15, and Thursday, Feb. 16.” (The Comedy Central show does not tape on Fridays.)

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