Stephen Colbert and "The Colbert Report” will return on Monday, Comedy Central said Sunday.
The Comedy Central show last week substituted repeats for scheduled shows on Wednesday and Thursday. At the time, the network said only that the cancellations were because of "unforeseen circumstances."
Colbert is expected to address his absence on Monday. His 91-year-old mother, Lorna Colbert, is ill.
Colbert responded to fans’ well wishes on Twitter on Friday night:
“My family and I would like to thank everyone who has offered their thoughts and prayers,” Mr. Colbert wrote. “We are grateful and touched by your concern.”
“The Colbert Report” Web site indicated on Sunday that new episodes would be shown all week. Novelist Ann Patchett, also the owner of an independent bookstore, is Monday's guest.