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GH’s Daytime Emmy Winner, Vernee Watson In Cast Of New CBS Comedy ‘BOB ♥ ABISHOLA’

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Today at the CBS Upfronts the network unveiled a new comedy series for its fall line-up from Chuck Lorre entitled Bob ♥ Abishola.

The series stars Folake Olowofoyeku as the love interest of Billy Gardell’s Bob, a middle-aged compression sock businessman from Detroit who unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant.

Also in the cast is two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Vernee Watson (Stella, General Hospital) who will play Gloria.

The series will air in the fall on Monday night’s in the 8:30-9pm slot.

No word yet if this means less screen time for Stella on the Port Charles canvas … or Watson’s status with the series.

So, what do you think of Vernee’s new role? Let us know in the comment section below.

And check out our backstage interview with Vernee following her Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series victory during this year’s 46th annual Daytime Emmys just over a week ago.

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aria
aria

I hope she stick around w/ GH and still do the new show.

James R. Poissant
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My advice? Stay with GH. I don’t want Vernee off the show. I have been watching her on so much since the 70s but I think she’s the best on GH.

brian
brian

getting tired of becoming fond of GH new additions only to have them leave.

Rodd
Rodd

I hope she can manage both shows. I wish her well with her prime time gig (but serious doubt it will last)and LOVE her as Aunt Stella on GH.

su000
su000

I’m sure she will remain with GH..
Her scenes are quite short; sorta family filler.
She is not upfront and she will have no problem with staying on GH..

Its a great opportunity for Vernee’ to get other work $$, good for her !

su000
su000

There is a 4-minute preview on YouTube-

put this in the youtube search;

First Look At Bob Hearts Abishola On CBS

enjoy–
it seems it’s about a Nigerian Family, mainly..
You will see Stella/Vernee she’s a nurse.

Patrick
Patrick

she’s deserving.. in a big playing field… yeah, it’s just 4 serial.. yet the submission for supporting is TALENT

she has that look and voice that equate presence for comedic timing. for acting

shows if fortunate enough last beyond 1 year… FIND AN AUDIENCE.. which is staggering for any fan of daytime.

she will be a big loss.. should the color fade from Curtis / Jordan / TJ / Epiphany / Felix etc.. from daytime period

I liked her from the get go

GOD I so wished that Max Gail Mike and Stella could have shared their time with us

now that was a doozy appeal

if she stays … it’s a good gig… shucks like I read from @DAYS Valerie… Vanessa Williams… it was a “paycheck” hell YEAH … these people WORK.

she needs a romance… I was so liking Stella AND Marcus… now here was solid tall dark and handsome . VA VA VA VOOM YUM

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On Y&R, Eva will play the mother of Rey (Jordi Vilasuso) and Lola (Sasha Calle) named Celeste Rosales.

According to EW.com who broke the casting news: Celeste “shares a complex relationship with her children”, Rey Rosales and Lola Rosales.”

LaRue will begin filming next week and will debut on the June 26th episode of the top-rated CBS Daytime drama series.

Currently, Eva is the host of CW’s Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Animal Tales.  LaRue is very familiar with being part of the CBS network family having played Natalia Boa Vista on primetime’s CSI: Miami. 

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Watch the teaser below, and let us know if your interest is piqued for the BH90210 reboot in the comment section below.

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