Show Guide: 'Bob ♥ Abishola'

Post by: Rick Ellis 14 November, 2020

Synopsis: From award-winning creator, executive producer and writer Chuck Lorre, " 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. (Courtesy CBS, 2019)

The Cast:
Billy Gardell as Bob
Folake Olowofoyeku as Abishola
Christine Ebersole as Dottie
Matt Jones as Douglas
Maribeth Monroe as Christina
Vernee Watson as Gloria
Shola Adewusi as Auntie Olu
Barry Shabaka Henley as Uncle Tunde
Travis Wolfe, Jr. as Dele
Gina Yashere as Kemi
Tony Tambi as Chukwuemeka

Production Credits:
Produced by: Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television
Executive producers: Chuck Lorre, Al Higgins, Eddie Gorodetsky (pilot only) and Beth McCarthy-Miller (pilot only)
Producer/writer: Gina Yashere
Co-creators: Chuck Lorre, Al Higgins, Eddie Gorodetsky, Gina Yashere

The Episodes:
Season One Episode Guide (CBS)
1-01 Pilot--09/23/2019
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.
Written by: Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Al Higgins and Gina Yashere
Directed by: Beth McCarthy-Miller
Guest stars: Raymond Ma as  Wati; Kirsten Eggers as Principal Herman; Tangie Ambrose as Mr. Lester; Ivar Brogger as Doctor; Omar Adam as Paramedic and Minerva Garcia as Nurse. 

1-02 Nigerians Don't Do Useless Things--09/30/2019
While Bob waits for Abishola to make the next move, her Auntie Olu and Uncle Tunde make it hard for her by stalking him.
Written by: Chuck Lorre, Al Higgins and Gina Yashere
Directed by: Beth McCarthy Miller
Guest stars: James Christopher Pratt as Radio Announcer V.O.

1-03 A Bird May Love A Fish--10/07/2019
Bob attempts to learn more about Nigerian customs while Abishola has to contend with gossip spreading about her relationship with Bob.
Written by: Chuck Lorre, Al Higgins and Gina Yashere
Directed by: Beth McCarthy-Miller
Guest stars: Bayo Akinfemi as Goodwin; Anthony Okungbowa as Kofo; Vishesh Chachra as Dr. Chakraborty; Mark Berry as Richard and Jennifer Defilippo as Surgical Nurse.

1-04 Square Hamburger, Round Buns--10/14/2019

1-05 Whacking The Mole--10/21/2019

1-06 Ralph Lauren And Fish--10/28/2019

1-07 Tough Like A Laundromat Washing Machine--11/04/2019
Bob hires Abishola to take care of Dottie in his home while she recovers

1-08 Useless Potheads--11/18/2019

1-09 We Were Beggars, Now We Are Choosers--11/25/2019

1-10 Ice Cream For Breakfast--12/09/2019
Bob must gain the confidence to fight for Abishola when she goes on another date with Chukwuemeka.

1-11 Splitting The Hairs12/16/2019

1-12 There's My Nigerians--01/06/2020

1-13 The Canadians Of Africa--01/20/2020

1-14 Full-Frontal Dottie--02/03/2020
Excited by her physical therapy progress, Dottie insists that she is ready to return to MaxDot

1-15 Black Ice--02/10/2020

1-16 Where's Your Other Wives, Tunde?--02/17/2020
Dottie, Aunt Otu and Uncle Tunde must reconcile when they are forced to eat dinner together.

1-17 A Big, White Thumb--04/09/2020

1-18 Sock Wife--03/16/2020

1-19 Angry, Happy, Same Face--04/06/2020

1-20 Randy's A Wrangler--04/13/2020
Dottie makes an unexpected connection when she meets a fellow stroke survivor, Hank (John Ratzenberger), at physical therapy. Also, Bob and Douglas try to keep tabs on Christina while she’s away at an emotional wellness spa.
Story by:
Chuck Lorre, Al Higgins and Gina Yashere
Teleplay by:
Matt Ross, Dave Goetsch and Carla Filisha
Directed by:
Beth McCarthy-Miller
Guest star:
John Ratzenberger as Hank

Season Two Episode Guide (CBS)
2-01 On A Dead Guy's Bench--11/16/2020

2-02 Paris Is For Lovers, Not Mothers--11/23/2020
Kemi leans on Abishola after an argument with Chukwuemeka, disrupting her and Bob’s engagement celebration. Also, Dottie gives Douglas a new job at MaxDot.
Story by:
Chuck Lorre, Gina Yashere and Carla Filisha
Teleplay by:
Dave Goetsch, Gloria Bigelow and Marla DuMont
Directed by:
Beth McCarthy-Miller
Guest stars: 
Alex Ball as Man and Erin Matthews as Operator V.O.

2-03 Straight Outta Lagos--11/30/2020

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