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CBS Picks Up Comedy ‘Bob ♥ Abishola’ Co-Starring ‘GH’s’ Vernee Watson

General Hospital, Vernee Watson, Stella Henry
Craig Sjodin/ABC

As it unveiled its fall schedule this morning, CBS announced it has picked up the (“” creator) produced “” which stars “” alum as Bob, a middle-aged compression sock businessman from Detroit who unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse, Abishola, (), a Nigerian immigrant, while recovering from a heart attack and sets his sights on winning her over. The series will also star “” actress and recent Daytime Emmy Award winner (Stella Henry).

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.

Watson, who is currently on recurring status with “General Hospital,” will play the role of Gloria. The cast also includes as Dottie, as Douglas, as Christine, as Auntie Olu, as Uncle Tunde and as Dele.

Folake Olowofoyeku, Billy Gardell, Bob Hearts Abishola,
Sonja Flemming/CBS

The series will air Monday nights at 8:30 p.m. ET, following “The Neighbors” on CBS.

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