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OUTSOURCED from NBC – First Look

May 17, 2010 by  

“Outsourced” is a comedy where the Midwest meets the exotic East in a hilarious culture clash. The series centers on the all-American company Mid America Novelties that sells whoopee cushions, foam fingers and wallets made of bacon — and whose call center has suddenly been outsourced to India. Todd Dempsy (Ben Rappaport, off-Broadway’s “The Gingerbread House”) is the new company’s manager who learns that he’s being transferred to India to run the operation. Overwhelmed, Todd discovers that his new staff needs a crash course in all things American if they are to understand the U.S. product line and ramp up sales from halfway around the world. But as strange as America seems to his eclectic sales team, Todd soon realizes that figuring out India will be more than a full-time job.

Rizwan Manji (“Privileged”), Sacha Dhawan (BBC’s “Five Days II”), Rebecca Hazlewood (BBC’s “Doctors”), Parvesh Cheena (“Help Me Help You”), and Anisha Nagarajan (Broadway’s “Bombay Dreams”) also star as members of Dempsy’s off-shore team; Diedrich Bader (“The Drew Carey Show”) and Jessica Gower (Network Ten’s “The Secret Life of Us”) additionally star. “Outsourced” is produced by Universal Media Studios. Robert Borden (“The Drew Carey Show” and “George Lopez”) is executive producer/writer. Ken Kwapis (“The Office”) developed the project through his company, In Cahoots, and serves as executive producer/director. Alex Beattie serves as co-executive producer.

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3 Responses to “OUTSOURCED from NBC – First Look”

  1. Patty on May 17th, 2010 9:55 pm

    This might turn out to be offensive enough to be funny.

  2. Caro B. on May 17th, 2010 10:11 pm

    There is a movie called Outourced that had the same plot…right down to the novelty toy company…

  3. K-Slider on May 28th, 2010 12:32 am

    It looks awful. Why NBC is gonna ruin Parks and Recreation for this is a mystery. It’s bad enough that the move to midseason will probably lead to a decrease in its ratings, and then the fact that its replacement is THIS stupid just makes it so much worse. There is nothing funny about jobs being outsourced. There is nothing funny about Indian stereotypes. I really hope this show dies early so P&R can come back.