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'Mike & Molly' finale pulled due to tornado theme

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Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell on "Mike & Molly."

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.

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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.