On Wednesday, Comedy Central announced that “The Colbert Report,” one of its most successful and perennially popular offerings, would be airing repeats that night and Thursday. Taping of the show on those two days was canceled. No big whoop, except the network didn’t offer much of an explanation for the show’s sudden hiatus, which only stoked the public curiosity and spurred news outlets such as Politico and The Wrap to try to find out more. As of Thursday afternoon, their attempts had resulted in only the same canned response from Comedy Central’s publicity desk, leaving millions of Americans without a crucial source of fake news for another day. –KA

Update: Thanks to a reader tip on Facebook, we see The Atlantic has an update about Colbert’s situation.

The Wrap:

Comedy Central said in a statement simply that “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the show will air repeat episodes on Wednesday, February 15 and Thursday, February 16.”

A person close to the show told The Wrap that it planned to resume original episodes “soon,” but did not say when.

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