BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA: Co-creator/actress Gina Yashere on new CBS sitcom – Exclusive Interview

Gina Yashere in BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA - Season 1- "Splitting the Hairs" | ©2019 CBS/Michael Yarish

BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA, now in its first season Monday nights on CBS, is a romantic comedy charting the relationship of Midwest compression socks businessman Chuck (Billy Gardell) and Nigerian immigrant nurse Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku). The series was created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Alan J. Higgins and Gina Yashere. Yashere (pronounced YASH-er-ay, rhymes with SASH-hurray) is an English stand-up comedian of Nigerian descent. Gorodetsky and Higgins caught her act on YouTube and brought her to Lorre’s attention. The trio originally wanted Yashere to consult on BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA, but after a few days of talking together, it was decided that […]Read On »

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BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA: Co-creator Chuck Lorre on new CBS comedy – Exclusive Interview

Folake Olowofoyeku as Abishola and Billy Gardell as Bob in BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA Season 1 - "Ralph Lauren and Fish" | ©2019 CBS/Michael Yarish

Following a Q&A panel for his new CBS Monday-night comedy BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA, co-creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre is handing out yellow baseball caps that say “IMAG” on them. “IMAG” stands for Immigrants Make America Great, which is one of the principal themes of BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA. Billy Gardell, who previously starred in Lorre’s romantic comedy series MIKE & MOLLY, plays compression socks company owner Bob. When a health crisis puts Bob in the hospital, he falls for his Nigerian immigrant nurse Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku). BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA, created by Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Alan J. Higgins & Gina Yashere, charts the […]Read On »

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Chuck Lorre on TWO AND A HALF MEN’s end – exclusive interview

Ashton Kutcher stars in TWO AND HALF MEN | © 2015 Sonja Flemming/CBS

With four hit series on CBS, all of which have won Emmys, Chuck Lorre is the indisputable king of comedy at the network. Yes, TWO AND A HALF MEN, which Lorre executive-produces and created with Lee Aronsohn, is finishing its twelve-year run with a one-hour special on Thursday, February 19. This still leaves the other shows Lorre executive-produces: THE BIG BANG THEORY, created by Lorre and Bill Prady, now in its eighth season, MIKE & MOLLY, now in its fifth season, and MOM, created by Lorre, now in its second season. When Lorre is at a party thrown by CBS […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Actor Nyambi Nyambi on MIKE & MOLLY Season 4

Nyambi Nyambi in MIKE & MOLLY | ©2010 CBS/ Robert Sebree

CBS’ half-hour comedy MIKE & MOLLY is now in its fourth season, Mondays at 9 PM. Though the title characters, played by Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy – who won an Outstanding Actress Emmy for her performance – are at the center of the series, their family and friends also make a large contribution to the series. A case in point is Samuel, the Senegalese immigrant played by Nyambi Nyambi. Samuel has the very first line in the very first episode of MIKE & MOLLY, but Nyambi hails from Norman, Oklahoma, so his real-life speaking voice is very different than […]Read On »

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