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‘Bob Hearts Abishola’ stars praise the show’s authenticity

Bob Hearts Abishola | Monday, 8:30 p.m., CBS A dating Web site would never match Midwestern compression-sock salesman Bob (Billy Gardell) with Nigerian nurse Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku). But a spark nevertheless is lit when Bob has a heart attack and Abishola is the cardiac-unit-nurse who attends to him. “She’s the first person he sees,” says “Mike & Molly” star Gardell, 50. “That imprint is on him and he thinks, ‘I want to know more about this person. And I then I want her to give me a chance.’ ” As for Abishola, she’s not looking. But isn’t that usually when you meet someone? Bob’s advantage is that he can make her laugh. Abishola, whose work ethic takes precedence over her romantic needs, “wants to focu ...
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