CBS has announced a crossover episode for its two top-rated comedies, Bob Hearts Abishola, and The Neighborhood. The multi-cam sitcoms are among the top-rated comedies on TV, and they have been drawing appreciable Monday night ratings since their premiere. The Neighborhood began airing in 2018, chronicling the story of the white Midwestern Johnson family as they move next door to the Butlers in a predominantly Black Pasadena neighborhood. The series stars Cedric the Entertainer, Max Greenfield, Tichina Arnold, and Beth Behrs. Bob Hearsts Abishola, on the other hand, is created by Chuck Lorre, and it focuses on the romance between the Detroit-based socks businessman Bob (Billy Gardell) and Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku), a hardworking no-nonsense Nigerian immigrant nurse. In January, fans of both the shows were left elated after CBS picked up both the sitcoms for seasons 4 and 5, respectively, and now there is another reason to rejoice.
As per a report by TV Line, The Neighborhood will crossover with Bob Hearts Abishola on March 14, with Cedric and Arnold appearing in character on the latter during its 8:30/7:30c slot. Plot details for the crossover episode are slim, although there is a confirmation that there will also be a second crossover of sorts with Gina Yashere from Bob Hearts Abishola appearing on The Neighborhood. Yashere, however, will not reprise her role as Kemi in the fellow Monday night comedy, rather she will play a new character, Chika, who is tasked with planning a party. An airdate for the same episode remains TBA.
Inarguably, over the seasons, both Bob Hearts Abishola and The Neighborhood have become the absolute embodiment of comfort TV. It’s always a delight to watch the shows back-t0-back and as viewers laugh out loud through every scene, it helps beat the weekday blues. Now, the worlds of the two CBS sitcoms are intersecting, so it will definitely be interesting to see how the dynamic plays out between the characters from the two different worlds. To see what entails when the Butlers meet the Wheelers, viewers must stay tuned for the episode on March 14th.