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09.23.2019

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 A REBROADCAST OF THE SERIES PREMIERE OF “BOB ♥ ABISHOLA,” SATURDAY, SEPT. 28

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 a rebroadcast of the series premiere of BOB ABISHOLA, Saturday, Sept. 28 (8:00-8:30 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. (Originally broadcast 9/23/19.)

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

GENRE: Comedy

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

CHEAT TWEET: .@BillyGardell @TheFolake star in #BobHeartsAbishola, a new comedy from #ChuckLorre a businessman who falls for his nurse, a Nigerian immigrant. 9/28 8:00 PM #CBS. @ginayashere @MaribethMonroe @mattjonesisdead @SholaAdewusi_ @TravisWolfeJr http://bit.ly/2mGILJd

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Cast and Crew on Social:

Billy Gardell

Twitter: @BillyGardell

Instagram: @billygardell

Folake Olowofoyeku

Twitter: @TheFolake

Instagram: @the.folake

Maribeth Monroe

Twitter: @MaribethMonroe

Instagram: @maribethmonroe

Barry Shabaka Henley

Twitter: @N/A

Instagram: @barry_shabaka_henley

Matt Jones

Twitter: @mattjonesisdead

Instagram: @mattjonesisdead

Shola Adewusi

Twitter: @SholaAdewusi_

Instagram: @N/A

Travis Wolfe, Jr.

Twitter: @TravisWolfejr

Instagram: @N/A

Gina Yashere

Twitter: @ginayashere

Instagram: @ginayashere

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Press Contact:

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818-655-1581

andrea.ballas@cbs.com

Photo Contacts:

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