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'Colbert Report' to return with new episodes Monday


Stephen Colbert and "The Colbert Report” will return on Monday, Comedy Central said Sunday.

There was no explanation on Wednesday, when production was abruptly halted. Repeats of “The Colbert Report” were shown Wednesday and Thursday; the show doesn't tape on Fridays.

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There was no formal statement but the network confirmed Colbert's return to the N.Y. Times.

People close to Mr. Colbert were quoted as saying that that he was caring for his 91-year-old mother, but that was not confirmed.

Colbert responded to fans’ well wishes on Twitter on Friday night:

“My family and I would like to thank everyone who has offered their thoughts and prayers,” Colbert wrote. “We are grateful and touched by your concern.”

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“The Colbert Report” Web site indicated on Sunday that new episodes would be shown all week. Novelist Ann Patchett, also the owner of an independent bookstore, is Monday's guest.

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