Bob Hearts Abishola

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Season 1 episodes (20)

1 Pilot
In the series premiere, we meet Bob, who runs his family’s successful, highly competitive sock company with his mother, Dottie (series star CHRISTINE EBERSOLE), his sister, Christina (series star MARIBETH MONROE), and his younger brother, Douglas (series star MATT 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 (series star TRAVIS WOLFE, JR.), a straight-A student, Abishola lives in a small apartment with her super-protective relatives, Auntie Olu (series star SHOLA ADEWUSI) and Uncle Tunde (series star BARRY SHABAKA HENLEY). Abishola’s close friends include fellow nurse Gloria (series star VERNEE WATSON) and Kemi (series regular GINA YASHERE).
2 Nigerians Don't Do Useless Things
While Bob waits for Abishola to make the next move, her Auntie Olu and Uncle Tunde make it hard for her by stalking him.
3 A Bird May Love a Fish
While Bob attempts to learn more about Nigerian customs, Abishola has to contend with gossip spreading about her relationship with Bob.
4 Square Hamburger, Round Buns
After Abishola calls things off with Bob, her Auntie Olu sets her up with a Nigerian pharmacist. Meanwhile, Bob tries online dating. MISSI PYLE guest stars as Bob’s online date, Liz; and TONY TAMBI guest stars as Abishola’s set-up, Chukwuemeka.
5 Whacking the Mole
After Abishola has a romantic dream about Bob, she tries to suppress her feelings for him and pays the price.
6 Ralph Lauren and Fish
Bob and Abishola finally go on a proper date, which is interrupted by Dottie’s medical emergency.
7 Tough Like a Laundromat Washing Machine
Bob hires Abishola to take care of Dottie in his home while she recovers. Dottie, however, has a hard time dealing with her limitations and takes it out on Abishola.
8 Useless Potheads
With Abishola only helping part-time, Bob, Douglas and Christina struggle to take care of Dottie.
9 We Were Beggars, Now We Are Choosers
After Abishola gives her previous suitor, Chukwuemeka (recurring guest star TONY TAMBI), a Nigerian pharmacist, a second chance, Uncle Tunde goes behind Auntie Olu’s back to warn Bob about the other man who’s courting his niece.
10 Ice Cream for Breakfast
Bob must gain the confidence to fight for Abishola when she goes on another date with Chukwuemeka. Also, Uncle Tunde finds an unlikely friend in Dottie in the aftermath of his fight with Auntie Olu.
11 Splitting the Hairs
Bob, Douglas and Christina try to get Dottie to make a will. Also, Kemi and Abishola’s friendship is tested when Abishola catches Kemi in a lie.
12 There's my Nigerians
While Bob and Abishola struggle to pull Dottie out of her depression, Auntie Olu and Uncle Tunde come over to lift her spirits. WENDIE MALICK and MARILU HENNER guest star as Dottie’s friends, Jen and Trish.
13 The Canadians of Africa
Abishola doesn’t appreciate it when Bob gives her unsolicited parenting advice about her “unhappy son.”
14 Full-Frontal Dottie
Excited by her physical therapy progress, Dottie insists she is ready to return to MaxDot – much to the dismay of Bob, Douglas and Christina.
15 Black Ice
When it comes to showing affection on Valentine’s Day, Bob and Abishola have to find a way to meet each other in the middle.
16 Where's Your Other Wives, Tunde?
Dottie, Auntie Olu and Uncle Tunde must find a way to reconcile when they’re forced to eat dinner together. Meanwhile, Bob and Abishola have differing opinions on the progress of their relationship.
17 A Big White Thumb
Abishola takes her relationship with Bob to the next level when she invites him into an intimate part of her life: church. Also, Kemi fights with Ogechi (guest star KIMBERLY SCOTT) to be Chukwuemeka’s favorite.
18 Sock Wife!
Bob’s past and present collide when his ex-wife, Lorraine (guest star NICOLE SULLIVAN), is admitted to Abishola’s hospital. Also, Christina recruits Kofo for a project to rename the sock colors.
19 Angry, Happy, Same Face
Abishola must draw the line when Bob’s ex-wife, Lorraine (NICOLE SULLIVAN), tries to maneuver her way back into Bob’s life. And, Goodwin is concerned when Christina sets her romantic sights on Kofo.
20 Randy's a Wrangler
Dottie makes an unexpected connection when she meets a fellow stroke survivor, Hank (guest star JOHN RATZENBERGER), at physical therapy. Also, Bob and Douglas try to keep tabs on Christina while she’s away at an emotional wellness spa.

About this show

BOB ABISHOLA is a love story about a middle-aged businessman who falls for his Nigerian cardiac nurse and sets his sights on winning her over. Bob runs his family’s highly competitive sock business and is the breadwinner for his family –– including mother Dottie, sister Christina, & younger brother Douglas. When the stress of the job lands him in the hospital, Bob meets Abishola, his kind, no-nonsense Nigerian nurse. At first, there’s a tremendous gulf between them. 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 to find a better life for her and her son, Dele, Abishola lives in a small apartment with her super-protective relatives, Auntie Ola and Uncle Tunde. Undaunted by Abishola’s lack of initial interest or the difference between them, Bob is determined to win the woman’s heart that makes his own skip a beat.

Ratings and reviews

58 reviews
Ms Lavender
October 13, 2020
It only took 1 episode to turn me off on this abomination. In the beginning, I had high expectations for this series. But, after the first episode with its anti African American utterance from said Nigerian American lead, had me on rewind to make sure I heard correctly. Apparently, this show works to push the divide between Africans and AfrAm. The sad part, some Africans unwittingly believe and push this lie about AfrAm. As for B♥️A, the jokes are stale and the show is an unfunny hot mess.
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Ken R
December 22, 2019
Surprisingly good! Typical “by the book” comedy with some pretty funny dialogue. The three women sitting at the cafeteria table talking is well done. Don’t know how Lorre got this idea or how he got it on the air. Don’t know how long they can drag the plot out, but so far, it’s light and funny to watch.
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Re Cobb
July 13, 2020
This show is like walking past any couple sitting on a bench. Both endearing and making you wonder at their story. This gives it to you. Best comedy I've seen in awhile. Both heartfelt and not whitewashed. I don't just mean the actors, I mean everything being so pc that it is no longer reality. I could even see some of the characters as fellow bus riders, and I live in New England.
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