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'Bob Hearts Abishola' Season 2: Meet Folake Olowofoyeku, Billy Gardell, Shola Adewusi, the cast of CBS' sitcom

The second instalment of 'Bob Hearts Abishola' starts with Bob enlisting Uncle Tunde's help to buy an engagement ring for Abishola
'Bob Hearts Abishola' (CBS)
'Bob Hearts Abishola' (CBS)

When it comes to sitcoms, there is nothing more surefire than having Chuck Lorre's name attached to the show. The producer is known for his shows such as 'Two and a Half Men', 'The Big Bang Theory', and 'Mom'. Last year, as part of CBS's effort to bring in more diversity to the network's lineup, Chuck Lorre's 'Bob Hearts Abishola' premiered. The freshman sitcom made history by having the country's first sitcom to feature immigrants as main characters.

In the first season, we met Bob, a 50-year old compression-sock businessman from Detroit in a competitive trade. He runs the business with his family that includes Dottie his protective mother who also depends on him to run the business; Christina, his high-strung sister, and Douglas, his unenthusiastic brother. When Bob has a heart attack and is treated at the hospital, he meets Abishola, a nurse who has immigrated to America from Nigeria. Abishola is a single mother who is trying to ensure a better life for her son, Dele. Abishola and her son live with her orthodox Nigerian relatives, Aunt Olu and Uncle Tunde.

While the first season had its hiccups, the sitcom did fairly well and even amassed an international audience. This November, the sitcom returns with new episodes as a delayed second season premieres. Many of the favorite characters from the first season are returning. Read on to know more about the actors and their characters on 'Bob Hearts Abishola' as they return for a second season where Bob will try to propose to Abishola with Uncle Tunde's help.

Folake Olowofoyeku

Folake Olowofoyeku (Getty Images)

Folake Olowofoyeku is an actress originally from Nigeria. She has previously acted in 'How To Get Away With Murder', '30 Rock', and 'Westworld'. She plays the role of Abishola which is her first leading role in American television.

Billy Gardell

Billy Gardell (Getty Images)

Billy Gardell is a stand-up comedian and actor who is best known for his role as a Chicago police officer Mike Biggs, in the sitcom 'Mike and Molly'. He has also acted in 'My Name is Earl' and 'Young Sheldon'. Gardell plays the title character, Bob.

Shola Adewusi

Shola Adewusi (CBS)

Shola Adewusi is an English stage, screen, and radio actress. She is known for her roles in 'Bad Girls', 'Family Affairs', 'Emmerdale', and 'Chewing Gum'. In 'Bob Hearts Abishola', she plays the role of Abishola's Aunt Olu.

Christine Ebersole

Christine Ebersole (Getty Images)

Christine Ebersole is an actress known for her roles in 'One Life to Live', 'Related', 'Royal Pains', and 'Sullivan & Son'. In 'Bob Hearts Abishola', she plays the role of Bob's mother, Dorothy "Dottie" Wheeler. In the first season, Dottie suffers a stroke and grows closer to Abishola who nurses her back to health.

Barry Shabaka Henley

Barry Shabaka Henley (Getty Images)

Barry Shabaka Henley is an actor known for his roles in 'How Stella Got Her Groove Back', 'Paterson', 'Better Call Saul', and 'Robbery Homicide Division'. He plays the role of Abishola's uncle, Tunde in 'Bob Hearts Abishola'.

'Bob Hearts Abishola' also stars Matt Jones as Douglas Wheeler, Maribeth Monroe as Christina Wheeler, Gina Yashere as Kemi, Bayo Akinfemi as Goodwin, Anthony Okungbowa as Kofo Olanipekun, Vernee Watson as Gloria Tyler, and Travis Wolfe Jr. as Dele Babatunde Adebambo.

'Bob Hearts Abishola' Season 2 will premiere on CBS on Monday, November 16, at 8.30 pm EST.