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Bob and Abishola 

Review of "Bob ♥ Abishola" 9/26/19 by Eva Diaz
airs Mondays, 8:30/7:30c  on CBS

I watched the commercials for this show and thought it looked funny. I think it will be, but the cast needs time to gel together.  Bob (Billy Gardell) has a heart attack and ends up in the hospital where he meets a nurse from Nigeria named Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku).  It's love at first sight for Bob, so he sets out to win her heart.  Bob runs a sock company, and seeing that Abishola is wearing inferior socks made by another company, he gives her a gift of several pairs of the socks he sells.  Bob also finds out where Abishola lives and takes the bus with her, so he can get to know her.  Abishola isn't interested in a relationship and doesn't have much time for anything. 

I think this show is different and could be a hit because it is funny and heartwarminmg.  As I said, the cast needs to get comfortable with each other first, and once that happens, I think it will be more fun to watch.  I think that I will continue to watch it, to see if it gets better, which I hope it will, in future episodes.  The first episode seemed a bit predictable, but maybe that's because  they took the funniest parts of the first episode and showed them in the commercials for the showbeforehand.  
 I give this show a three out of five stars because I think it's different from most comedies on the air now.

MORE INFORMATION:

From award-winning creator, executive producer and writer Chuck Lorre, BOB ABISHOLA is a love story about a middle-aged compression sock businessman from Detroit who unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant, while recovering from a heart attack and sets his sights on winning her over. Undaunted by Abishola’s lack of initial interest or the vast differences in their backgrounds, Bob is determined to win Abishola’s heart, in this comedic examination of immigrant life in America.

 

Series premieres Monday, Sept. 23 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

ON AIR:

Mondays (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT)

ORIGINATION:

Los Angeles

FORMAT:

Comedy

STARRING:

Billy Gardell

(Bob)

 

Folake Olowofoyeku

(Abishola)

 

Christine Ebersole

(Dottie)

 

Matt Jones

(Douglas)

 

Maribeth Monroe

(Christina)

 

Vernee Watson

(Gloria)

 

Shola Adewusi

(Auntie Olu)

 

Barry Shabaka Henley

(Uncle Tunde)

 

Travis Wolfe, Jr.

(Dele)

 

Gina Yashere

(Kemi)

PRODUCED BY:

Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:

Chuck Lorre, Al Higgins, Eddie Gorodetsky (pilot only) and Beth McCarthy-Miller (pilot only)

 

PRODUCER/WRITER:

Gina Yashere

 

 

CO-CREATORS:

Chuck Lorre, Al Higgins, Eddie Gorodetsky, Gina Yashere

Website: https://www.cbs.com/shows/bob-hearts-abishola/

CBS Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBSTweet

Cast and crew on Social:

 

Twitter

 

Instagram

Billy Gardell

@BillyGardell

 

@billygardell

Folake Olowofoyeku

@TheFolake

 

@the.folake

Maribeth Monroe

@MaribethMonroe

 

@maribethmonroe

Barry Shabaka Henley

 

 

@barry_shabaka_henley

Matt Jones

@mattjonesisdead

 

@mattjonesisdead

Shola Adewusi

@sholaAdewusi_

 

 

Travis Wolfe, Jr.

@TravisWolfejr

 

 

Gina Yashere

@ginayashere

 

@ginayashere


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