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Today's News: Our Take - CBS Pulls Mike & Molly Season Finale Due to Tornado

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Updated: 5/20/2013 8:13 pm

Melissa McCarthy, Billy Gardell | Photo Credits: Sonja Flemming/CBS

CBS has pulled Monday's season finale of Mike & Molly in light of the tragic tornado that ripped through parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois and Iowa on Sunday.

Titled "Windy City," the Season 3 finale saw Mike (Billy Gardell) and Molly (Melissa McCarthy) confessing important news to each other as  tornado descended upon Chicago.

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"Due to the tragic events this afternoon in Oklahoma, we are pre-empting tonight's season finale of Mike & Molly, which has a related story line," a CBS spokesperson said 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."

NBC pulled a similar stunt earlier this year when a particularly violent episode of Hannibal was supposed to air days after the Boston Marathon bombings. Instead, NBC posted the hourlong episode online as a six-part web series and skipped directly from the third to the fifth episode.

So far, two men have died from the tornado.

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