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The Colbert Report to Return

Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Stephen Colbert will resume taping new episodes of his political satire show Monday.  The comedian mysteriously suspended production last Wednesday.

Comedy Central and Colbert have not commented on the reason for the hiatus, but Colbert tweeted on Friday: “My family and I would like to thank everyone who has offered their thoughts and prayers. We are grateful and touched by your concern.”

On Wednesday morning, the show promoted what would have been on that night’s program.

“Watch Stephen help shape the message of Colbert Super PAC with the help of political strategist Frank Luntz,” read the last tweet from the Colbert Report Twitter account, suggesting the cancellation was sudden.

This marked the first time The Colbert Report had ever suspended production, according to comedy news blog the Beat.

Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, from which the Colbert was spun off, has canceled production only twice, once after the death of a staff member, and once when host Jon Stewart became a father.

Other guests slated to appear on the show this week include Nancy Pelosi, Placido Domingo and author Robert Kagan.

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