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CBS pulls 'Mike Molly' tornado-themed season finale

Date May 20, 2013

By Jethro Nededog

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "Mike & Molly" fans won't be seeing Monday's season finale episode, which was scheduled to debut at 9:30 p.m. CBS has pulled it in light of Monday's devastating tornado in Oklahoma.

"Due to the tragic events this afternoon in Oklahoma, we are pre-empting tonight's season finale of 'Mike & Molly,' which has a related storyline," a CBS spokeswoman told TheWrap. "A repeat broadcast of 'Mike & Molly' will run in the time period. The season finale will be broadcast at an appropriate date."

The episode titled "Windy City" placed its main characters Mike and Molly (Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy, respectively) in a tornado that hits Chicago.

Monday's Oklahoma tornado spent 40 minutes on the ground and left damaged homes, businesses and at least two elementary schools in its wake. Tornado warnings were also in affect for Texas and Kansas.

CBS renewed "Mike & Molly" for a fourth season, though its creator Mark Roberts isn't continuing with the comedy series as its showrunner.

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