Folake Olowfoyeku To Star In New Comedy From 'The Big Bang Theory' Creator

Folake Olowofoyeku is an entertainment powerhouse. The British-Nigerian is an actress and musician whose credits include roles on acclaimed shows like Transparent, The Gifted, Westworld, Modern Family, How To Get Away With Murder, Law & Order: SVU and 30 Rock.

Yesterday, it was announced that Folake has been cast opposite Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) in a new CBS comedy pilot, Bob Hearts Abishola.

Folake Olowofoyeku (Photo: IMDB)

Bob Hearts Abishola follows Bob (played by Gardell), who, after a heart attack, falls in love with his Nigerian nurse, Abishola (played by Olowofoyeku), a no-nonsense Nigerian immigrant who lives in a small apartment with her aunt, uncle and teenage son. 

The show is created by Chuck Lorre, the acclaimed Emmy-winning writer and producer behind beloved TV hits like The Big Bang Theory, Mom, Young Sheldon, Two and a Half Men and Mike & Molly. Warner Bros. TV will produce the show along with Chuck Lorre's production house.

The comedy will also star Christine Ebersole (The Wolf of Wall Street), Maribeth Monroe (Workaholics), Shola Adewusi (Paddington 2), Barry Shabaka Henley (Bosch) and Matt Jones (Mom). No official release date has been set for Bob Hearts Abishola, but colour us excited.

Gardell and Melissa McCarthy in Lorre's 'Mike and Molly' (Photo: CBS)

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