May 20, 2013 3:52pm PT by Philiana Ng
CBS Pulls Tornado-Themed 'Mike & Molly' Finale
CBS is pulling the tornado-themed Mike & Molly season finale off the air.
“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," CBS said in a statement.
Originally scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Monday, the third-season closer featured a tornado hitting Chicago. Here's the official description for the finale: "Mike and Carl get stuck working at the Renaissance Faire after their boss, Patrick, gets dumped by Mike's mother. Later, as a tornado descends on Chicago, Mike and Molly each confess important news to each other."
Instead, a Mike & Molly repeat will air in its place. The season finale will be broadcast "at an appropriate date."
A two-mile-wide tornado hit suburbs of Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon, prompted by a severe storm system that hit the area Sunday.
CBS renewed Mike & Molly for a fourth season, which will receive a midseason premiere.