‘Bob Hearts Abishola’: Folake Olowofoyeku, Christine Ebersole, Maribeth Monroe Among Six Cast In Chuck Lorre Comedy

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‘Bob Hearts Abishola’: Folake Olowofoyeku, Christine Ebersole, Maribeth Monroe Among Six Cast In Chuck Lorre Comedy
Exclusive: Folake Olowofoyeku (Transparent) has been cast in the title role opposite Billy Gardell in CBS multi-camera comedy pilot Bob Abishola. Christine Ebersole (The Wolf of Wall Street), Maribeth Monroe (Workaholics), Shola Adewusi (Paddington 2), Barry Shabaka Henley (Bosch), and Matt Jones (Mom) round out the family in the project that comes from Big Bang, Young Sheldon and Mom co-creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre, Mom co-creator Eddie Gorodetsky and Mike & Molly alum Al Higgins, who have teamed with The Daily Show contributor Gina Yashere. Lorre’s long-time studio home, Warner Bros. TV, produces with Chuck Lorre Prods.

In Bob Abishola, written by the quartet, after having a heart attack, Bob (Gardell) falls in love with his Nigerian nurse and sets his sights on getting her to give him a chance.

Olowofoyeku’s Abishola is Nigerian immigrant who lives in a small apartment with her aunt (Adewusi), uncle (Henley) and teenage son.
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