'Mike & Molly' Season 3 finale moved to follow 'Big Bang Theory' on CBS
CBS abruptly pulled the "M&M" finale from its scheduled May 20 airdate, after a devastating tornado struck Oklahoma City. The episode's storyline involves Mike ( Billy Gardell) and Molly ( Melissa McCarthy) preparing for a tornado heading for Chicago.
At the time, CBS said in a statement that the pre-emption was "due to the tragic events in Oklahoma" and the finale would be rescheduled for "an appropriate date." Although "M&M" usually airs on Mondays, scheduling a fresh episode after "Big Bang" is a smart move. Even in reruns, "Big Bang" was last Thursday's most watched show on any network.
"Mike & Molly" has been renewed for Season 4 with a full 22-episode order, although it is not on CBS' fall schedule.