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'Colbert Report' off air; network offers no explanation

An expected live version of the show was replaced by a repeat Wednesday. Comedy Central said Thursday's live show will be off, too.

By Associated Press / February 16, 2012

Comedian and Charleston native Stephen Colbert, left, sings to the crowd during the 'Rock Me Like a Herman Cain South Cain-olina Primary Rally' at the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., on Friday, Jan. 20.

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Comedy Central's "Colbert Report" is off the air, and it's a mystery why.

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An expected live version of the show was replaced by a repeat Wednesday. Comedy Central said Thursday's live show will be off, too.

The network said it was airing the repeats "due to unforeseen circumstances" but offered no other explanation.

Stephen Colbert's popular "fake commentary" program airs Monday through Thursday, following "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart.

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