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'Colbert Report' Returns After Hiatus Due to Death of Colbert's Mother THR

"The Colbert Report" returned to air on Wednesday after an unexpected hiatus due to the death of host Stephen Colbert's mother, reports The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed.

Colbert's mother died June 12, and last Thursday's episode was canceled at the last minute. New episodes had originally been scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, but were replaced with repeats.

Colbert previously canceled episodes of the Comedy Central show in February 2012 to take care of his mother, who at the time was reportedly ill.