Monday, December 17, 2018

Development News - Folake Olowofoyeku and Christine Ebersole to Co-Star on CBS Comedy Pilot 'Bob Hearts Abishola'

Development News - December 17, 2018

CBS' Bob Hearts Abishola.

  • Folake Olowofoyeku, Christine Ebersole, Maribeth Monroe, Shola Adewusi, Barry Shabaka Henley and Matt Jones will co-star opposite Billy Gardell in the comedy pilot written by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Al Higgins and Gina Yashere.
  • Olowofoyeku (Transparent) will play Abishola, a Nigerian immigrant who lives in a small apartment with her aunt, uncle and teenage son. A cardiac nurse in a Detroit hospital, most people don't get past her hard working, no-nonsense attitude but that's not going to stop her newest patient Bob (Gardell) from trying.
  • Ebersole (Grey Gardens) will play Dottie, Bob's mother. She's a feisty widow who's very protective of her oldest son, and their family business: MaxDot Compression Socks. She depends on Bob to run the company and maintain their place in the highly competitive world of reinforced elastic undergarments.
  • Monroe (Workaholics) will play Christina, Bob's sister. She walks the fine line between high-strung and strung out, but assures her family she has her demons under control. She's not fooling anybody.
  • Adewusi (Paddington 2) will play Auntie Olu. Fiercely protective and judgmental of her niece Abishola who she lives with. Abishola was raised in Nigerian culture where the elders are treated with respect and reverence. Olu takes full advantage of this by, among other things, letting Abishola pay most of the rent.
  • Henley (Bosch) will play Tunde, who's married to Auntie Olu. It's very clear who wears the pants in his marriage (not him).
  • Jones (Mom) will play Douglas, Bob's brother who happily lives in his shadow. He tries his best, which isn't very good but is secure in the knowledge that his big brother will never fire him.