The intimate pairing of a Nigerian woman and a white American man may once have seemed an unlikely premise for a sitcom, but thanks to a television audience increasingly used to interracial romance in real life, it has translated into a hit for the CBS series “Bob Hearts Abishola.”
Now in its second season, the show explores culture through the courtship of cardiac nurse Abishola, played by Folake Olowofoyeku, and a middle-aged businessman Bob Wheeler, a Detroit factory owner, played by Mike & Molly star Billy Gardell.
In the first season, the two main characters meet while Bob is recovering in the hospital from a heart attack. Promptly smitten, Bob pursues a intimate involvement with Abishola but must overcome her disinterest and navigate their cultural differences.
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At the beginning of the second season, which started ……
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