Conservative politicians heed warning: He's back.
After new episodes of Stephen Colbert
's The Colbert Report
were abruptly suspended last week
, reportedly because of a his 91-year-old mother's health, the Comedy Central late-night show is returning to TV this week, starting Monday, with a guest line-up that includes Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader of the House of Representatives.
"My family and I would like to thank everyone who has offered their thoughts and prayers," Colbert, 47, who's earned a loyal fan following with his satirical take on conservative politics and newsmakers, Tweeted
. "We are grateful and touched by your concern."
Also joining Colbert
this week, in addition to Pelosi's slated appearance on Wednesday: Parnassus Books owner Ann Patchett, who will discuss independent bookstores on Monday; Robert Kagan, author of The World America Made
, on Tuesday; and opera star Placido Domingo on Thursday.
The network aired repeat episodes last Wednesday and Thursday due to what were described in a statement as "unforeseen circumstances."
Whether he will address those circumstances now remains unknown. "They are a very private family," a source close to the host told the New York Post
last week. "It's not surprising that he did not want anyone to know what was going on."