Stephen Colbert will resume production of his late-night show “The Colbert Report” on Monday, a spokesman for Comedy Central said Sunday.
Production was abruptly halted last Wednesday without explanation, prompting concern among the comedian’s fans. Repeats of “The Colbert Report” were shown Wednesday and Thursday.
People close to Mr. Colbert said that he was caring for his 91-year-old mother, Lorna; although that was not confirmed, he did respond 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,” Mr. Colbert wrote. “We are grateful and touched by your concern.”
The part of “The Colbert Report” Web site that announces guests indicated on Sunday that new episodes would be shown all week; Mr. Colbert’s guest on Monday is scheduled to be Ann Patchett, the novelist and owner of an independent bookstore.
So this is good news, I guess. I hope he and his family are doing ok, though :(