Stephen Colbert cancels show for family emergency

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Forget all that talk Comedy Central is canceling Stephen Colbert, just because a couple of episodes this week were called off -- it seems the comedian is having some kind of family emergency. Yeah, like Comedy Central would really boot one its most popular shows. What would they replace it with, reruns of In Living Color?

"Due to unforeseen circumstances, the show will air repeat episodes on Wednesday, February 15 and Thursday, February 16," network spokesman Steve Albani said in a vague statement to the Wall Street Journal. An unnamed source told the paper that after Colbert deals with the unspecified family emergency, the show will resume taping, perhaps as soon as next week.

Interesting how everyone seemed to think the show was headed off the air. Did they really think if Colbert wasn't canned for making fun of President George W. Bush to his face and testifying before Congress on immigration, they'd get him for starting a Super PAC and making fun of Herman Cain?

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