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'Colbert Report' Off Air; Comedy Central Mum

NEW YORK (AP) - Comedy Central's "Colbert Report" is off the air and it's a mystery why. An expected new episode of the show was replaced by a repeat on 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.

A person close to the show, who wasn't authorized to speak publicly on the matter, told The Associated Press that new episodes are expected to return soon.

A publicist for Colbert declined to comment. Colbert's popular "fake commentary" program airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30 p.m. ET, following "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart

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