Stephen Colbert

The Colbert Report will resume Monday after production was unexpectedly shut down due to "unforeseen circumstances" on Wednesday and Thursday.

The show's official website has been updated with a full week of guests, beginning Monday with novelist Ann Patchett.

Colbert Report taken off the air due to "unforeseen circumstances"

According to a report from The New York Post, Stephen Colbert took the time off to care for his ailing 91-year-old mother in South Carolina. "They are a very private family," a source told the Post. "It's not surprising that he did not want anyone to know what was going on."

Prior to Wednesday's taping, audience members received a last-minute email saying that their reservations had to be canceled. No further details were provided.