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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.


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.


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Billy Gardell



Folake Olowofoyeku



Christine Ebersole



Matt Jones



Maribeth Monroe



Vernee Watson



Shola Adewusi

(Auntie Olu)


Barry Shabaka Henley

(Uncle Tunde)


Travis Wolfe, Jr.



Gina Yashere



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



Gina Yashere




Chuck Lorre, Al Higgins, Eddie Gorodetsky, Gina Yashere


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Barry Shabaka Henley




Matt Jones




Shola Adewusi




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