Bob♥Abishola: Gina Yashere & Matt Ross Upped To Co-Showrunners On CBS Comedy Series
EXCLUSIVE: Bob♥Abishola co-creator/co-executive Gina Yashere and co-executive producer Matt Ross have been promoted to executive producers and co-showrunners alongside co-creators Al Higgins, who has been running the hit Warner Bros TV comedy, and Chuck Lorre, who serves as showrunner on all of his series.
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This marks the latest promotion for Yashere, who co-created Bob♥Abishola with Lorre, Higgins and Eddie Gorodetsky. After a scene-stealing guest-starring turn in the pilot as Kemi, Abishola’s (Folake Olowofoyeku) best friend, she was upped to a series regular and has been a cast member ever since, in addition to her duties as a writer-producer. Ross also has been on the show since Season 1.
“Gina and Matt have been instrumental to the success of Bob♥Abishola, and we’re so happy to see them start a new chapter as executive producers and co-showrunners,” Lorre and Higgins said. “Gina co-created the show alongside us and her unique voice continues to enrich the stories of these two families. This has been such a creatively fulfilling partnership, and we’re so happy to see it continue and expand.”
Bob♥Abishola, a love story about a middle-aged compression sock businessman who falls for his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant, while recovering from a heart attack, stars Billy Gardell, Olowofoyeku, Yashere, Christine Ebersole, Matt Jones, Maribeth Monroe, Vernee Watson, Barry Shabaka Henley, Travis Wolfe Jr., Shola Adewusi, Anthony Okungbowa and Bayo Akinfemi.
Season 4 premieres Monday, September 19, at 8:30 p.m. on CBS.
Bob♥Abishola is from Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros Television.
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