Billy Gardell was a staple of CBS’ Mike & Molly for six seasons on the popular network. After the series ended in 2016, the actor went on to guest star in several shows, including Young Sheldon and Angie Tribeca, before landing a starring role in Bob Hearts Abishola. Gardell recently discussed getting a second chance at having a hit sitcom after the success of Mike & Molly.
The Bob Hearts Abishola star really enjoys being a part of a new sitcom. He’s especially grateful because he didn’t think he’d get another chance to be on a successful show after Mike & Molly. Here’s what Billy Gardell told Chicago’s CBS Local about how lucky he feels to be a part of the cast of another major sitcom.
Bob Hearts Abishola — which follows Bob’s attempts at romancing his nurse, Folake Olowofoyeku’s Abishola, after suffering from a mild heart attack — is another hit from Chuck Lorre. The mega producer behind The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men seems to have a way with creating characters that audiences remember. The same thing can be said of Lorre’s latest show, Bob Hearts Abishola, with a cast that gels so well on the screen. The actor also noted:
Billy Gardell sounds like he really enjoys being a part of Bob Hearts Abishola. He praised the cast, calling them “beautiful actors.” And, although he added in some habits to make Bob seem more real, Gardell attributes the characters’ believability to being about the cast trusting each other.
Whatever Bob Hearts Abishola did in Season 1 seems to have worked with audiences because CBS renewed the sitcom for Season 2. I’d say that’s a good sign that Billy Gardell’s second chance at sitcom success has a shot at a long run on primetime. Bob Hearts Abishola Season 1 is now streaming on CBS All Access. Season 2 does not yet have a premiere date, but stay tuned to CinemaBlend for updates. In the meantime, be sure to check out our 2020 summer TV premiere schedule.
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