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CBS renews Bob Hearts Abishola

US broadcast network CBS has ordered a fourth season of TV comedy series Bob Hearts Abishola, which stars Nigerian actress Folake Olowofoyeku (Westworld, Modern Family).

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The series is about a small business owner, played by Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly), who winds up in hospital after a heart attack and becomes smitten with his nurse, played by Olowofoyeku, a Nigerian who had migrated to the US.

The Monday night show also stars Christine Ebersole, Matt Jones, Maribeth Monroe, Vernee Watson, Shola Adewusi and Barry Shabaka Henley.

“So enormously proud to announce we’ve been renewed for season four!! Thank you beautiful people for watching our lovely Bob Hearts Abishola”, said Olowofoyeku on her Instagram page.

Kelly Kahl, president at CBS Entertainment, said the show “continues to deftly blend belly laughs with relatable and culturally relevant storylines, thanks to these exceptionally talented actors and outstanding creative teams.”

The half-hour sitcom is written by Emmy winner Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory, Two & a Half Men) and produced by Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros Television. It debuted on CBS in September 2019 and is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros Television Distribution.

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Nigeria’s Olowofoyeku joins CBS comedy

Nigerian actress Folake Olowofoyeku is starring in a new TV comedy series picked up by US broadcast network CBS.

Folake Olowofoyeku

Bob Hearts Abishola is one of seven pilots CBS ordered to series for the 2019/20 season in preparation for its Upfronts presentation to advertisers this week.

The show is the story of a middle-aged businessman who falls in love with his Nigerian nurse (Olowofoyeku) after suffering a heart attack.

It is written by Emmy winner Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory, Two And a Half Men) and produced by Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros Television.

Olowofoyeku has featured in shows including Transparent, The Gifted, Westworld, Modern Family, How to Get Away With Murder, Law & Order: SVU and 30 Rock.

She picked up the best Best Actress Award for her lead role in When They Could Fly at the ReelHeART International Film Festival in Toronto.

Bob Hearts Abishola will air on CBS on Mondays at 20.30 from this fall.

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