TVLine Items: Colbert Report Halts Production, Y&R Star Spoofs Abdul on Castle and More

Comedy Central has temporarily suspended production on The Colbert Report due to “unforeseen circumstances.”

While no official reason for the abrupt work stoppage was given, the Wall Street Journal reports that host Stephen Colbert was pulled away because of a family emergency.

Repeat episodes of the satirical late-night series will air for the remainder of the week.

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• Chloe Sevigny has booked a juicy guest spot on an upcoming episode of Law & Order: SVU, TVLine has confirmed. Per TVGuide.com, the Big Love alumna will play a stay-at-home mom who is attacked and abducted while video-chatting with her out-of-town husband.

• Castle has nabbed Young and the Restless fave Lauralee Bell to spoof Paula Abdul on the series’ March 19 episode, TV Guide Magazine reports, which investigates the murder of a contestant on the reality series A Night of Dance. What’s more, the installment is slated to air immediately following the Dancing With the Stars premiere.

• Ghost Hunters‘ co-lead investigator Grant Wilson is departing the Syfy docu-series. His final episode will air Wednesday, May 16.

• Jenny McCarthy has been named the new host of NBC’s dating series Love in the Wild, which begins production on its second season this month. Earlier this week it was also reported that VH1 is developing a talk show for the boastful blonde.

• Fox has ordered an English-language version of Univision’s Jennifer Lopez-produced Q’Viva! The Chosen, to premiere on March 3. The “docu-journey” reality series is slated to run in two-hour installments for five weeks, leading up to its April 7 finale.

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