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CBS Pulls Tornado Episode: 'Mike and Molly' Finale Postponed After Tragedy (VIDEO)

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By Brittney R. Villalva , Christian Post Reporter
May 21, 2013|11:14 am

Monday night's season finale of "Mike and Molly" was pulled on CBS due to content that related to the latest tornado tragedy in Oklahoma.

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The season finale of "Mike and Molly," which was to air on Monday night, featured a storyline revolving around a tornado strike. But after a tornado hit the town of Moore, Oklahoma killing 24 people including seven children, executive producers decided to pull the episode.

"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," the network said Monday in a statement. "A repeat broadcast of Mike & Molly will run in the time period. The season finale will be broadcast at an appropriate date."

The show, now in it's third season, take place in Chicago, which is also known as "Windy City."

The episode description states: "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."

CBS has stated that it will postpone the episode until a more "appropriate date," according to the Associated Press. The show, developed by Mike Roberts, has an estimated 11 million viewers.

Over 40,000 people were left without electricity after the storm hit Oklahoma Monday night. Two elementary schools were in the path of the tornado, which at its worse was estimated to be more than two miles wide. In one of the schools, students became trapped in a basement that was flooded with water.

With 24 deaths declared, the search for more bodies continued on Tuesday.

"We do still have rescue, search-and-rescue crews throughout this city. Some of the heavily hit areas, they are still searching for people. We still have people that are trapped," Betsy Randolph of the State Highway Patrol told ABC News.

 

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