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Outsourced 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (2010–2011)
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A manager is sent to India to oversee a staff of customer service representatives.

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Robert Borden
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Series cast summary:
Ben Rappaport ...  Todd Dempsy 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Anisha Nagarajan ...  Madhuri 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Diedrich Bader ...  Charlie Davies 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Parvesh Cheena ...  Gupta 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Pippa Black ...  Tonya 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Rebecca Hazlewood ...  Asha 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Rizwan Manji ...  Rajiv Gidwani 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Sacha Dhawan ...  Manmeet 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Thushari Jayasekera ...  Pinky 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Guru Singh ...  Ajeet 21 episodes, 2010-2011
Roger Narayan ...  Multiple Characters (Voice) / ... 21 episodes, 2010-2011
Sharmila Devar ...  Lata / ... 20 episodes, 2010-2011
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Storyline

Todd Dempsey works at American Novelty Company is in line to be the manager of the call center. But after attending a training seminar, he returns to discover that the Company decided to out source the call center to India. And if Todd wants to be the manager of the call center, he must move to India which he reluctantly does. And he has a hard time adjusting to their customs. And he has to deal with the assistant manager who wants to be manager, so he is doing everything to get rid of him. He meets another American assigned there, Charlie and an Australian whom he leans on. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Official Sites:

NBC [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A számkiszervezett See more »

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$37,136
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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Rizwan Manji (Rajiv Gidwani), Thushari Jayasekera (Pinky), Guru Singh (Ajeet) & Parvesh Cheena (Gupta) all appeared in episode 4.3, Arrested Development: Indian Takers (2013), of Arrested Development (2003) as Animesh, Bus Passenger, Jaideep & Kabir respectively. Parvesh Cheena also appeared in episode 4.5, Arrested Development: A New Start (2013), as a taxi driver. Diedrich Bader (Charlie Davies) appeared in episode 4.14, Arrested Development: Off the Hook (2013), as Gunner. See more »

Goofs

Mumbai is hours ahead of the central United States. In order to operate a call center that takes orders from the US during US business hours, the call center would need to be operating from about 6pm Mumbai time until 7am Mumbai time. In this show it is clear that Mid-American Novelty Call Center in operating during normal daylight hours. The movie that this series is based on actually shows the call center operating during the overnight hours. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Tina Fey/Ellie Goulding (2011) See more »

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Humor like weight is based on relativity
8 October 2010 | by mental1981See all my reviews

Outsourced is Hilarious!

Granted that one who has more insight on Indian culture would find it funnier than someone who is still coming to terms with real-life outsourcing, any viewer with an open mind would easily find an easy laugh out of this story.

The protagonists have not yet been fully developed but with each new episode, more comedic talent is displayed and each so far has been better than the last. This show has the building blocks of a solid comedy, interesting and funny characters, fresh ideas, and a different setting from our typical abstract-humor based comedies like Frasier.

The biggest gripe that non-fans have with this show is that it seems insensitive to those who may have lost their jobs to actual outsourcing. Perhaps if the show went a different way, where a bunch of Indians came to open a gag-prop business in America, they would feel less insulted.

Regardless of ones taste for comedy, the show has its own merits and gives promise of great potential but hey,

IT CANT BE ANY WORSE THAN ***"THE CLEVELAND SHOW"***


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