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CBS yanks 'Mike & Molly' season finale due to tornado-themed storyline

MMA terrible two-mile wide tornado swept through Oklahoma today, causing millions of dollars’ worth of devastation, with at least 10 people being reported dead at this moment. 

CBS had decided to pull the Mike & Molly season finale from airing in light of this, as included a tornado in its story.

“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 in a statement.

The episode was scheduled to air tonight at 9:30 p.m. In the episode (which concluded the program's third season), a tornado hits Chicago.

This is CBS' official description.

"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."

A repeat will air instead. The tornado-themed episode will still air, at "an appropriate date," according to the statement released.

Mike & Molly was recently renewed by CBS for a fourth season and it will air as a midseason replacement.

Do you think CBS made the right decision or is it being too politically correct with this? 

EDIT: The death toll has risen to at least 37. Our thoughts and prayers are with Oklahoma. 

 


Details
Show:
- Mike & Molly
Network:
- CBS

Written by: Hamatosan
May 20th, 2013, 10:27 am

Images courtesy of CBS

saffronsghost

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Message Posted On May 23rd, 2013, 3:57 pm

You're a pretty disgusting person, Pentar.

Anonymous

Message Posted On May 21st, 2013, 12:41 am
Damned if they do, damned if they don't.
FireJames

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Message Posted On May 20th, 2013, 11:44 am
It show they are more then all about money. This will cost them big bucks as it right in the middle of sweeps. Thoughts and prayers are with all the friends and family of those in Oklahoma.
Pentar
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Message Posted On May 20th, 2013, 11:31 am

All American televsion shows should be about puppy dogs and lollypops from now on so as not too offend anyone. Why would it be okay to air the show "at a later date"? The victims are still dead. The families are stiff grieving. Tornado season lasts for months in the Spring. Should any show referring to this subject be off limits from March-August? 

 

This is nothing but Network CYA.

Libra401373

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Message Posted On May 20th, 2013, 10:50 am

it shows they care

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