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BOB (HEARTS) ABISHOLA
Air Date: Monday, September 23, 2019
Time Slot: 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#BHA101) "Pilot"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

BILLY GARDELL AND FOLAKE OLOWOFOYEKU STAR IN AWARD-WINNING EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CHUCK LORRE'S NEW COMEDY ABOUT A COMPRESSION-SOCK SALESMAN WHO UNEXPECTEDLY FALLS FOR HIS CARDIAC NURSE, A NIGERIAN IMMIGRANT, ON THE SERIES PREMIERE OF "BOB ? ABISHOLA," MONDAY, SEPT. 23

Christine Ebersole, Matt Jones, Maribeth Monroe, Vernee Watson, Shola Adewusi, Barry Shabaka Henley and Travis Wolfe, Jr. Also Star; Gina Yashere Recurs

"Pilot" - Bob, a middle-aged compression-sock businessman from Detroit, unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse, Abishola, a Nigerian immigrant, while recovering from a heart attack and sets his sights on winning her over, on the series premiere of BOB ? ABISHOLA, Monday, Sept. 23 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Billy Gardell, Folake Olowofoyeku, Christine Ebersole, Matt Jones, Maribeth Monroe, Vernee Watson, Shola Adewusi, Barry Shabaka Henley and Travis Wolfe, Jr. star. Co-creator and producer Gina Yashere recurs.

Bob runs his family's successful, highly competitive sock company with his mother, Dottie, his sister, Christine, and his younger brother, Douglas (Jones)
. When the stress of the job lands him in the hospital, he meets Abishola, his kind, hard-working nurse whom he's immediately drawn to. Now all Bob needs to do is convince her to give him a chance, which will take some doing since they couldn't be more different. After coming to America from Nigeria to find a better life for her and her son, Dele, a straight-A student, Abishola lives in a small apartment with her super-protective relatives, Auntie Olu and Uncle Tunde. Abishola's close friends include fellow nurse Gloria and Kemi. 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.

REGULAR CAST:

Billy Gardell (Bob)
Folake Olowofoyeku (Abishola)
Christine Ebersole (Dottie)
Matt Jones (Douglas)
Maribeth Monroe (Christine)
Vernee Watson (Gloria)
Shola Adewusi (Auntie Olu)
Barry Shabaka Henley (Uncle Tunde)
Travis Wolfe, Jr. (Dele)

RECURRING CAST:

Gina Yashere (Kemi)

GUEST CAST:

Raymond Ma (Wati)
Kirsten Eggers (Principal Herman)
Tangie Ambrose (Mr. Lester)
Ivar Brogger (Doctor)
Omar Adam (Paramedic)
Minerva Garcia (Nurse)

WRITTEN BY: Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Al Higgins and Gina Yashere

DIRECTED BY: Beth McCarthy Miller

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BOB (HEARTS) ABISHOLA (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/23/19 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2019)
TIME SLOT:
mondays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
full season ordered on 10/22/19
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, May 2019) From award-winning creator, executive producer and writer Chuck Lorre, BOB (HEARTS) 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 (Folake Olowofoyeku) lack of initial interest or the vast differences in their backgrounds, Bob (Billy Gardell) is determined to win Abishola's heart, in this comedic examination of immigrant life in America. Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Al Higgins and Beth McCarthy-Miller (pilot only) are executive producers for Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. McCarthy-Miller directed the pilot from a script by Lorre, Gorodetsky, Higgins and Gina Yashere.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Barry Shabaka Henley as Uncle Tunde
· Billy Gardell as Bob
· Christine Ebersole as Dottie
· Folake Olowofoyeku as Abishola
· Maribeth Monroe as Christine
· Matt Jones as Douglas
· Shola Adewusi as Auntie Olu
· Travis Wolfe, Jr. as Dele
· Vernee Watson as Gloria
CREW INFORMATION:
· Al Higgins as CRTR/EP
· Beth McCarthy-Miller as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Chuck Lorre as CRTR/EP
· Eddie Gorodetsky as CRTR/EP
· Gina Yashere as CRTR
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Chuck Lorre Productions
· Warner Bros. Television