Aw, what an unfortunate coincidence.
In the wake of yesterday's devastating tornado, CBS execs decided to pull the season finale of Mike & Molly (starring the ever lovely Melissa McCarthy) from Monday night's schedule, as the episode featured a (fictional) tornado hitting Chicago.
A CBS spokesperson said in a statement:
"Due to the tragic events [Monday] afternoon in Oklahoma, we are pre-empting tonight's season finale of Mike & Molly, which has a related storyline. A repeat broadcast of Mike & Molly will run in the time period. The season finale will be broadcast at an appropriate date."
Obviously, the network heads felt it would be insensitive to air the episode mere hours after a tornado ripped through parts of Oklahoma…
Classy move, CBS!
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