General Hospital (GH) spoilers tease that Vernee Watson, currently General Hospital’s “Auntie Stella” has landed a primetime role on a new CBS comedy debuting on the fall lineup. This new comedy also takes place in a hospital setting, and is called “Bob Hearts Abishola”.
The comedy will be produced by Chuck Lorre, known for such comedy hits as “Grace Under Fire”, “Dharma and Greg”, “Two and a Half Men”, “The Big Bang Theory”, “Mike and Molly”, “Mom”, and “Roseanne”.
New Series For GH Star
Vernee will play the role of Gloria in the new comedy billed as a love story. Bob is a middle-age compression socks salesman from Detroit who has a heart attack, is hospitalized, and falls in love with Abishola, who is his cardiac nurse and an immigrant from Nigeria. Abishola is not interested in Bob but he continues to pursue her and to try to win her heart.
Billy Goodell will play Bob; he has also appeared in “Mike and Molly” and “Young Sheldon”. Folake Olowofoyeku, of “Transparent” plays Abishola. Christine Ebersole of “Royal Pains” and “Madame Secretary” plays Dottie, Matt Jones of “Mom” plays Douglas, Maribeth Monroe of “The Good Family” plays Christine, Shola Adewusi of “Emmerdale” plays Auntie Olu, Barry Shabaka Henley of “Bosch” plays Uncle Tunde and Travis Wolfe Jr. of “Raven’s Home” plays Dele.
GH Spoilers– Will The New Role Result In Stella’s Exit?
This is not Vernee’s first primetime role; prior to landing the role of Stella Henry on General Hospital, she played Vernajean Williams on “Welcome Back Kotter” from 1975-1979, Viola “Vy Smith” on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” from 1990-1996, and various other primetime roles from the seventies through the present day, as well as film roles. She also appeared on CBS soap “The Young and the Restless” as Birdie for 19 episodes in 1999.
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It is not yet known whether Vernee’s new role as Gloria will interfere with her portrayal of Stella Henry on General Hospital; she is listed as recurring rather than contract, so depending on how her CBS contract is written, she may or may not continue on General Hospital.
It is, however, worth noting that many soap stars maintain their soap opera roles while appearing in primetime and other roles. We wish Vernee the best in her new endeavor!
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