Nigerian comedy show Bob Hearts Abishola has over 5m viewers in America

Nigerian comedy show Bob Hearts Abishola has over 5m viewers in America

- CBS's sitcom series titled Bob Hearts Abishola is reported to have over five million viewers in America

- The American sitcom television series created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Al Higgins, and Gina Yashere premiered on September 23 on CBS

- The show is definitely an exceptional moment in U.S. television, says Wamu

The sitcom Bob Hearts Abishola is centered around Bob (played by Billy Gardell), a middle-aged compression sock businessman from Detroit, who unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse while recovering from a heart attack and sets his sights on winning her over.

The comedic sitcom has been said to be a favourite of many and currently has a dedicated five million viewers. It launched and aired its first episode on September 23 and is created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Al Higgins, and Gina Yashere.

The show is definitely an exceptional moment in U.S. television, reports Wamu. Earlier this year, research released by the University of Southern California found only 25 major scripted storylines about Africa in over 700,000 hours of American television. Most of it were said to centre around crime or violence.

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Bob Hearts Abishola, however, is a comedy show and is said to be doing five million views weekly. While speaking to Wamu, one of the producer, Chuck Lorre said: "Dapo Oyewole, a Nigerian scholar and international development expert, is already a fan of the series. He says the show is powerful because it hinges on a universal phenomenon: Love."

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From landing major leading roles to winning awards and getting honoured by royalty, these ladies have paid their dues as far as making it in the movie industry is concerned and are graciously enjoying the fruits of their labour.

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