Chuck Lorre’s new show, Bob Hearts Abishola, seems to take direct aim at the notion that immigration is a dirty word. The plot revolves around a man who, while getting treated in the hospital, falls in love with his Nigerian-born nurse. Bob is playing by Billy Gardell, whose appeal is about as white-bread, middle-America as you can get. When we spoke to Lorre and Gardell, we asked if the casting choice was directly targeting that portion of the demographic that might oppose immigration. (Click on the media bar below to hear Chuck Lorre & Billy Gardell)

Bob Hearts Abishola airs Mondays at 8:30/7:30c on CBS.

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