Outsourced


Outsourced Information

Outsourced was an American television sitcom set in an Indian workplace. It is based on the John Jeffcoat film of the same name and adapted by Robert Borden of George Lopez (In Cahoots Productions) and Universal Media Studios for NBC. The series originally ran from September 23, 2010 to May 12, 2011. The show was officially picked up by NBC on May 7, 2010 and on October 18, 2010, the show received a full season order. Outsourced was filmed at Radford Studios in Studio City, Los Angeles, California.

When the renewal of the show was not announced with renewal of other NBC shows, the cast and crew started a campaign for fans of the show to request its renewal. On May 13, 2011, NBC announced that Outsourced was cancelled.

Premise

Outsourced is set in a call center in Mumbai, India, where an American novelties company has recently outsourced its order processing. A lone American manages the call center and must explain American popular culture to his employees as he tries to understand Indian culture.

Cast

See List of Outsourced characters for more information

The show focuses on Todd Dempsy and a number of his employees working for the Mid America Novelties call center, along with other call center managers in the same building.

  • Ben Rappaport as Todd Dempsy
  • Rizwan Manji as Rajiv Gidwani
  • Sacha Dhawan as Manmeet
  • Rebecca Hazlewood as Asha
  • Parvesh Cheena as Gupta
  • Anisha Nagarajan as Madhuri
  • Diedrich Bader as Charlie Davies
  • Pippa Black as Tonya
  • Noureen DeWulf as Vimi (seen in 17,21,22 episodes of Season 1)

Reception

The show has received mixed reviews, reaching a 46 out of 100 on review aggregator Metacritic. Joel Keller of TV Squad in a review of the pilot episode stated, "As long as the show can examine the cultural divide, show how all offices are the same no matter where they are, and stay away from the easy jokes, NBC could have another Thursday comedy hit." Alessandra Stanley of The New York Times stated "The fact that it's neither embarrassing nor deeply offensive"?once it gets rolling, the show is actually quite charming"?is a credit to the cast and the writers." Critics such as blogger Mikey O'Connell have accused Outsourced of being racist. Matt Rouse of TV Guide wrote, "The culture clash premise drowns in a sewer of caricatures and lame jokes".

Episodes

See List of Outsourced episodes for more information

Season Episodes Timeslot Original airing Rank Viewers
(in millions)
Season premiere Season finale TV season
1 22 Thursday 9:30 pm (2010)
Thursday 10:30 pm (2011)
September 23, 2010 May 12, 2011 2010"2011 #108 5.2

Awards and nominations

Year Presenter Award Result
2011 People's Choice Awards Favorite New TV Comedy
2011 NAMIC Vision Awards Best Performance - Comedy for Anisha Nagarajan
2011 NAMIC Vision Awards Comedy

International broadcasts

Outsourced was picked up in Canada, for broadcast on Global at the same time as the American broadcast.

Outsourced is being broadcast in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and Hong Kong on Universal Channel.

  • In Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka, Outsourced is being broadcast on Zee Cafe.
  • In Australia Outsourced is being broadcast on Seven Network.
  • In Fiji Outsourced is being broadcast on FBC TV
  • In Brazil Outsourced is being broadcast on Rede Record, premiered on November 5, 2011, with the title Aprontando na Índia.
  • In New Zealand Outsourced is being broadcast on FOUR.
  • In Philippines, Outsourced is being broadcast on 2nd Avenue.
  • In Norway Outsourced is being broadcast on MAX.
  • In South Africa Outsourced is being broadcast on SABC 3.
  • In Mexico Outsourced is being broadcast on Warner Channel.
  • In Sweden Outsourced is being broadcast on TV3 and TV6.
  • In Denmark Outsourced is being broadcast on [[TV3+ (Denmark)|TV3+]].
  • In Poland Outsourced (Dostawa na telefon) is being broadcast on Comedy Central Poland.
  • In the Middle East Outsourced is being broadcast on OSN COMEDY.
  • In Latin America Outsourced is being broadcast on Warner Channel
  • In Malaysia Outsourced is being broadcast on RTM's channel tv2.
  • In Italy Outsourced is being broadcast on Mediaset Premium channel Joi.
  • In Czech Republic Outsourced is being broadcast on Prima Cool with title Haló, tady Indie.
  • In Iceland Outsourced is being broadcast on skjar einn.
  • In Singapore Outsourced is being broadcast on MediaCorp Channel 5.
  • In Hungary Outsourced is being broadcast on Comedy Central.

See also

  • Mumbai Calling, a 2007 British sitcom with a similar premise.
  • Outsourced (film), a 2006 movie from which the TV show takes its basis.



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