Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Bob Hearts Abishola Coming to Syndication This Fall; Off Script With The Hollywood Reporter Returns in May

Bob Hearts Abishola

Bob Hearts Abishola is ending its run on CBS this spring but it will premiere in broadcast syndication this fall for a three-year deal on such station groups as Nexstar Media Group, Sinclair, Hearst Television, Tegna, E.W. Scripps, Weigel Broadcasting, Sunbeam Television, Gray Television, Mission Broadcasting, Lockwood Broadcast Group and Bahakel Broadcasting. It will join other fellow Chuck Lorre sitcoms in broadcast syndication - The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Mom and Two and a Half Men. The sitcom stars Billy Gardell as Bob, a middle-aged compression sock businessman in Detroit who falls for his cardiac nurse, Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku), a Nigerian immigrant, while recovering from a heart attack. Undaunted by Abishola’s initial lack of interest or vast differences in their backgrounds, Bob is determined to win her heart, and eventually marries her in this comedic examination of immigrant life in America.




Yvonne Orji

The Hollywood Reporter (THR) announced the return of the Emmy(R)-nominated series, Off Script With The Hollywood Reporter with five new episodes of Emmy contenders, featuring themed episodes including Comedy Actress, Drama Actor, Comedy Actor, Drama Actress and Stand-Up. The new season is set to premiere on Friday, May 24, at a new time of 10 pm PT/1 am ET exclusively on IFC and streaming on AMC+. New episodes will continue on Fridays.

Talent names for select episodes, hosted by Emmy(R)-nominated actor and comedian Yvonne Orji ("Insecure"), include:

· Comedy Actress - Friday, May 24 at 10pm PT on IFC and available to stream on AMC+
· Quinta Brunson, "Abbott Elementary"
· Maya Rudolph, "Loot"
· Kristen Wiig, "Palm Royale"
· Ego Nwodim, "Saturday Night Live"
· Michelle Buteau, "Survival of the Thickest"
· Renee Elise Goldsberry, "Girls5Eva"

· Drama Actor - Friday, June 7 at 10pm PT on IFC and available to stream on AMC+
· Jon Hamm, "Fargo"
· Nicholas Galitzine, "Mary & George"
· Clive Owen, "Monsieur Spade"
· David Oyelowo, "Lawmen: Bass Reeves"
· Matt Bomer, "Fellow Travelers"
· Callum Turner, "Masters of the Air"

· Comedy Actor - Friday, June 14 at 10pm PT on IFC and available to stream on AMC+
· Theo James, "The Gentleman"
· Ricky Martin, "Palm Royale"
· Bowen Yang, "Saturday Night Live"
· Kelsey Grammer, "Frasier"
· Anthony Mackie, "Twisted Metal"
· John Goodman, "The Righteous Gemstones" and "The Conners"

Talent names for Drama Actress and Stand-Up are forthcoming and broadcast times may be subject to change. Each episode will highlight a dynamic ensemble of actors and delve deep into the urgent issues, creative methodologies, and behind-the-scenes narratives that define entertainment. Conversations are moderated by THR's Mikey O'Connell and Lacey Rose. The show was filmed on location in The Georgian Room at The Georgian Hotel, the iconic Hollywood hangout in Santa Monica.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Thursday, May 23

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Thursday, May 23

  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Chris on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. He also talks about The Garfield Movie on NBC's Today some time between 7-9am.
  • Joe Manganiello (How I Met Your Mother) - Joe appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) - Thomas is a guest on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Paul Scheer (Black Monday/Fresh Off the Boat/The League) - Paul appears on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 3:30am on Bravo.
  • Brian Baumgartner (The Office) - NBC's Today has TODAY Food with Brian in the 10am hour.
  • Kyra Sedgwick (Call Your Mother/Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Kyra talks about her new play, All of Me, and her upcoming film, Bad Shabbos, premiering at the upcoming 2024 Tribeca Festival on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Aasif Mandvi (The Brink) - Aasif is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Golden Brooks (Saturdays/Girlfriends/Linc's) - Golden appears on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:30am.


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03/12 - Ghosts (UK) - The Complete Series
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03/12 - Rick and Morty - Season 7 (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
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04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)
05/21 - Frasier (2023) - Season One

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