If you’re a fan of Mike & Molly and were looking forward to tonight’s season finale, you’re going to be waiting a little while to see it, thanks to the devastating severe weather that plagued the Midwest over the weekend and on Monday afternoon.
The episode, which was set to air Monday at 9:30pm, has been pulled by CBS in light of the devastating Oklahoma tornado this afternoon.
“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 spokesperson told The Wrap. “A repeat broadcast of Mike & Molly will run in the time period. The season finale will be broadcast at an appropriate date.”
As you can tell from the statement, tonight’s episode was to feature a tornado storyline. The synopsis for the episode, titled “Windy City,” is as follows:
“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, on the third season finale of MIKE & MOLLY, Monday, May 20 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.”
After a weekend of severe weather battering the Midwest, Monday afternoon saw a devastating tornado tear through Oklahoma for 40 minutes. The 2-mile wide tornado left homes, businesses and at least two elementary schools damaged or destroyed completely.
Tornado warnings are currently in effect for Texas and Kansas.
Monday’s Oklahoma tornado has killed 37 people as of the most recent reports, though as it is a developing story, the number could still go up.
Do you think that CBS made the right decision by pulling the Mike & Molly season finale?