Get ready to bid a heartfelt farewell to “Bob Hearts Abishola” as it wraps up its fifth season on CBS. The much-loved multi-cam comedy, starring Billy Gardell and Folake Olowofoyeku, is set to premiere its fifth and final season on Feb. 12, with the series finale scheduled for May 13.
“Bob Hearts Abishola,” is an unconventional love story between a Detroit sock businessman and his Nigerian cardiac nurse has been nothing short of a comedy masterpiece.
“We are so proud to call ‘Bob Hearts Abishola’ a CBS comedy as it helped establish a new generation of programming at the Network,” said Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment. “This series expertly showcased a family love story and workplace comedy about the immigrant experience with heartfelt humor and emotion while also authentically portraying Nigerian culture. It’s a testament to the incomparable Chuck Lorre, the amazing creative team led by Al Higgins, Gina Yashere and Matt Ross, and the talents of Billy Gardell, Folake Olowofoyeku and the entire cast for making this show and its characters come to life and resonate with viewers. We plan to celebrate it this spring and give fans the most amazing episodes to remember it by.”
“’Bob Hearts Abishola’ is about an unlikely love story, but also the premise that immigrants make America great,” said executive producers Gina Yashere, Matt Ross, and Lorre. “We’ve loved bringing these stories to life and are excited for fans to see the final chapter of these two families, and the incredible work of this talented cast and crew.”
The ending of the show is not altogether unexpected. It was previously reported that, going into the fifth season, only Gardell and Olowofoyeku would retain their series regular status. All the other series regulars were reduced to recurring roles in an effort to cut the show’s budget.
The ending of “Bob Hearts Abishola” marks more than just the conclusion of a great show; it signifies a potential end of the Chuck Lorre era at CBS.
With the recent announcement of the conclusion of “Young Sheldon” in 2024, Lorre’s presence on the network is about to hit zero come next fall. Lorre, the comedy maestro behind hits like “The Big Bang Theory,” “Two and a Half Men,” and “Mom,” will find himself without a show on the CBS schedule for the first time since 2003.
Lorre’s run at CBS has been nothing short of legendary, creating a comedic legacy that spans two decades. From nerdy physicists to dysfunctional families, his shows have been a staple on the network.
Lorre is gearing up for new adventures. His Max comedy, “Bookie,” is all set to debut, and there’s even talk of another spinoff from “The Big Bang Theory” universe for the Warner Bros. Discovery-backed platform.