‘Bob Hearts Abishola’ Sets Crossover Episode with ‘The Neighborhood’

'Bob Hearts Abishola' & 'The Neighborhood' Crossover Episode, CBS, Folake Olowofoyeku, Billy Gardell, Tichina Arnold, Cedric the Enteertainer
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There’s another crossover coming to TV — but not two shows in an already-established TV universe.

There will be a crossover between The Neighborhood and Bob Hearts Abishola on Monday, March 14, TVLine reports. An episode of the latter will see Cedric the Entertainer and Tichina Arnold’s Calvin and Tina Butler appear.

The crossover on Bob Hearts Abishola will also feature guest star Briga Heelan as Marion, a director hired to film a television ad for MaxDot featuring Bob (Billy Gardell) and his family, despite his hesitance of appearing on-camera. Heelan recently appeared in another CBS comedy as dialysis patient Samantha on B Positive.

Bob Hearts Abishola co-creator Al Higgins shared his excitement about the upcoming crossover, telling TVLine, “When we were discussing the episode, Chuck came up with the idea to reach out to Cedric, Tichina and all our Monday night friends at The Neighborhood. We’ve loved teaming up with them every week, and this was a fun way to honor that.”

He continued, “Cedric and Tichina were fantastic. We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out, and can’t wait to share the episode with fans of both shows.”

And there will be a bit of a casting crossover in an upcoming Neighborhood episode as well. While Bob Hearts Abishola‘s Gina Yashere won’t be playing Kemi, she will hop on over for a special guest role as a party planner, Chika.

“Gina Yashere is a hugely talented comedian, writer and actress who makes me laugh out loud,” says The Neighborhood showrunner Meg DeLoatch. “I’m so excited to have her join us on The Neighborhood! I know she’s going to bring plenty of energy and joy.”

Both series have been renewed for the 2022-23 television season. The Neighborhood currently ranks as the network’s second most-watched comedy series, with Bob Hearts Abishola following in third.

Bob Hearts Abishola, The Neighborhood Crossover Event, Monday, March 14, 8:30/7:30c, CBS