Ed Driscoll

'Colbert Report’ Suspends Show – Reason Unknown

Dateline Hollywood reports on a story that also played on CNN this afternoon:

The Colbert Report mysteriously cancelled tonight’s taping, Mediaite reports. Ticketholders for tonight’s taping were notified that episodes of the show had been canceled due to “unforeseen circumstances” for at least the rest of the week. Viewers tuning into Comedy Central tonight found a rerun of Colbert talking about Herman Cain. Comedy Central has not commented on why the show is repeating for the rest of the week.

Since Colbert is basically doing a spoof of Bill O’Reilly (in much the same way that Jon Stewart is doing a long-form daily version of SNL’s venerable Weekend Update), why not ask O’Reilly himself to sit in for the rest of the week? He and Colbert are on good terms professionally  — and he certainly knows his pop culture.  The audience response would be electric, to say the least…