“Bob Hearts Abishola,” the beloved multi-cam comedy, is reaching its conclusion with its upcoming fifth season on CBS, set to debut on February 12 and culminate on May 13.
The end of this series marks a significant juncture at CBS, particularly for prolific creator Chuck Lorre, who, for nearly two decades, has been an integral part of the network’s lineup with memorable shows like “The Big Bang Theory,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Mom,” and “Young Sheldon.” The conclusion of “Bob Hearts Abishola,” coupled with the previously announced ending of “Young Sheldon,” signifies a shift for Lorre, potentially marking the first time in nearly two decades that his creative presence won’t be part of CBS’s schedule, unless a new show from his team emerges before the fall.
CBS Entertainment President Amy Reisenbach expressed pride in the show, commending its role in shaping a new generation of programming at the network. She praised its portrayal of a unique family love story and workplace dynamics intertwined with the immigrant experience, skillfully blending humor, emotion, and an authentic depiction of Nigerian culture. Reisenbach lauded the incredible talents of the show’s creative team, led by Chuck Lorre, Al Higgins, Gina Yashere, and Matt Ross, along with the stellar performances of actors Billy Gardell, Folake Olowofoyeku, and the entire cast.
At its core, “Bob Hearts Abishola” is a touching love story that blossoms between Bob, a middle-aged businessman from Detroit, and Abishola, a Nigerian immigrant who works as his cardiac nurse. Executive producers Gina Yashere, Matt Ross, and Chuck Lorre emphasized the show’s underlying theme, celebrating the significance of immigrants in shaping America’s diverse tapestry.
The executive team, in unison, expressed their joy in bringing this heartfelt story to life and their anticipation for fans to witness the final chapter of these two families. They applauded the remarkable efforts of the cast and crew and promised an unforgettable farewell season.
“Bob Hearts Abishola” is a Chuck Lorre Productions series produced in collaboration with Warner Bros. Television. Lorre, Al Higgins, Gina Yashere, and Matt Ross serve as executive producers, marking a collaborative effort under Lorre’s overarching deal with the studio.
While the series’ conclusion was somewhat anticipated, changes were made leading into the fifth season. Notably, only Gardell and Olowofoyeku retained their series regular status, while the remaining regular cast members shifted to recurring roles, a strategic move to manage the show’s budget.