Outsourced

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  • TV-14
  • 2010
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (12,706)

Outsourced is a comedy television series that premiered on NBC in 2010. It stars Ben Rappaport as Todd Dempsy, a young American manager who is sent to run the call center of Mid America Novelties in Mumbai, India. The show, which is a spin-off of the 2006 film of the same name, focuses on Todd's cultural adjustment as he struggles to run the call center while dealing with cultural differences and challenges, as well as conflicts with his employees.

The show's premise is simple, yet effective. By placing an American in the middle of India, it allows for a look into cross-cultural interactions and misunderstandings, which creates a lot of potential for humor. The show's writers do a great job of balancing the humor with poignant moments, and the result is a show that is both entertaining and thought-provoking.

One of the key strengths of Outsourced is its terrific ensemble cast. In addition to Rappaport, the show stars a talented group of actors from India, including Rizwan Manji, Anisha Nagarajan, and Sacha Dhawan. The chemistry between the cast members is excellent, and they all bring unique perspectives to their roles. Despite the cultural barriers, it's clear that the characters genuinely care for one another, which adds a heartwarming dimension to the show.

The show's writers also do a great job of exploring the nuances of Indian culture. From the food to the festivals to the Hindu gods, the show provides a detailed and respectful look at Indian customs and traditions. It's clear that the writers did their research, and as a result, the show is both educational and entertaining.

That being said, the show is not without its flaws. Some of the jokes rely too heavily on stereotypes, and there are moments when the show feels a bit too predictable. Additionally, while Rappaport is a talented actor, his character can be a bit one-dimensional at times, and it would have been nice to see him explore more of the complexities of Todd's situation. However, these shortcomings are relatively minor, and overall, the show is a lot of fun to watch.

One of the standout episodes of the show is "The Todd Couple," in which Todd is set up on a blind date with a coworker named Asha (played by Nagarajan). The episode is a great example of the show's strengths, as it explores the differences between American and Indian dating culture while also demonstrating the chemistry between the two lead actors. Another memorable episode is "Bolloween," in which the call center celebrates Halloween in their own unique way. The episode provides a great look at how different cultures approach the holiday, and it's a lot of fun to see the characters in costume.

Overall, Outsourced is a smart and funny show that provides a unique look at cross-cultural interactions. While it's not perfect, it's definitely worth watching for its talented cast, educational value, and entertaining storylines. If you're a fan of comedies that explore cultural differences, then Outsourced is definitely worth checking out.

Outsourced is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (23 episodes). The series first aired on September 23, 2010.

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Seasons
Rajiv Ties The Baraat, Part 2
22. Rajiv Ties The Baraat, Part 2
May 12, 2011
After Rajiv is found in a compromising position he worries that the wedding will be called off. These worries are replaced by his own doubts of the pending nuptials when he learns his bride is not exactly who he thought she was. It is up to Todd to convince Rajiv that the ceremony must go on.
Rajiv Ties the Baraat
21. Rajiv Ties the Baraat
May 5, 2011
On the eve of Rajiv's wedding, Todd decides to throw him an American bachelor party. Todd gets creative for the entertainment, but a surprise visitor is the one who shocks everyone.
Mama Sutra
20. Mama Sutra
April 14, 2011
When Todd learns that Tonya's mom has returned, he is determined to make a good impression.
Charlie Curries A Favor From Todd
19. Charlie Curries A Favor From Todd
April 7, 2011
When Charlie loses his call center job, Todd hesitantly hires him until he finds a new one.
Gupta's Hit & Manmeet's Missus
18. Gupta's Hit & Manmeet's Missus
March 24, 2011
Todd, unable to determine who is guilty after hearing both sides of the story of when Rajiv allegedly slapped Gupta, contacts Human Resources.
Todd's Holi War
17. Todd's Holi War
March 17, 2011
Suffering from an intense heat wave, Todd's office realize their air conditioning has been sabotaged by the "A-team" in the building.
Take This Punjab and Shove It
16. Take This Punjab and Shove It
February 24, 2011
When one of the call center workers quits, Todd is excited to have the opportunity to fill the position with someone new.
Guess Who's Coming to Delhi
15. Guess Who's Coming to Delhi
February 17, 2011
Todd and his staff anticipate the visit of Todd's U.S. boss, Jerry. Todd cautions the staff to be on their best behavior.
The Todd Couple
14. The Todd Couple
February 10, 2011
Todd decides to give the call center workers anger management training.
Training Day
13. Training Day
February 3, 2011
Todd takes his staffers on a retreat because they have been working so hard.
Sari, Charlie
12. Sari, Charlie
January 27, 2011
In an attempt to protect Charlie, Todd hurts someone unexpectedly when he keeps his relationship with Tonya a secret.
A Sitar is Born
11. A Sitar is Born
January 20, 2011
Todd thinks he's discovered a major new singing star working at the call center.
Homesick to My Stomach
10. Homesick to My Stomach
December 2, 2010
Todd's is homesick for America until he learns he will be able to watch his favorite football team, the Kansas City Chiefs, play on television. Unfortunately, he gets food poisoning after eating street food but he refuses to miss the game. With Todd out of commission, Rajiv gets his shot at being manager and takes his responsibility to the extreme.
Temporary Monsanity
9. Temporary Monsanity
November 18, 2010
Todd is feeling the pressure from his family to succeed, so he tries to impress them by winning a Black Friday sales competition. Fearing defeat, Todd works his employees extra hard, but his efforts fall short when the power goes out.
Home for the Diwalidays
8. Home for the Diwalidays
November 11, 2010
Todd has to tell his employees they do not get time off for Diwali, a holy day in India.
Truly, Madly, Pradeeply
7. Truly, Madly, Pradeeply
November 4, 2010
When Asha begins taking the next step toward her arranged marriage, Todd and Manmeet step in and devise a plan that will make Todd a potential suitor. Overhearing Todd's feelings for Asha, Madhuri gives him her ticket to a concert so he can surprise her and have a Bollywood ending. Meanwhile, Rajiv tries to help Gupta get over a bad habit.
Bolloween
6. Bolloween
October 28, 2010
Todd attempts to get the office in the holiday spirit, but his co-workers have no idea what Halloween is all about. Following a series of Halloween pranks and an attempt to explain why people dress up, Todd decides to throw a costume party and tries to get closer to Asha, but the plan backfires when Tonya makes a pass at Todd.
Touched By An Anglo
5. Touched By An Anglo
October 21, 2010
When a box of risque novelty items arrives at the call center, Todd notices that some of his staff members seem uncomfortable with the products. Concerned, Todd calls his boss Jerry and learns that he was supposed to have given his employees a sexual harassment seminar upon his arrival. The next morning, Todd learns that an employee has already filed a complaint and when he tries to fix the problem he only complicates things.
Jolly Vindaloo Day
4. Jolly Vindaloo Day
October 14, 2010
Rajiv creates a fake holiday to get Todd out of the office. While Todd is gone, Rajiv receives a visit from his future father-in-law who he is trying to impress by pretending to be a manager. Meanwhile, the A-Team employees begin harassing Manmeet, Gupta and Madhuri, so they turn to the best source they know to plot their revenge.
Party of Five
3. Party of Five
October 7, 2010
Todd encourages Charlie to ask Tonya out and then tries to help him by organizing a group dinner that ends up benefiting him when his secret crush comes to the dinner. Unfortunately for Charlie and Todd, a fifth wheel is added to the dinner making everyone uncomfortable.
	The Measure of a Manmeet
2. The Measure of a Manmeet
September 30, 2010
The staff are concerned with job security when Todd reluctantly begins employee evaluations. After Todd's boss, Jerry, reviews the sales numbers, he tells Todd to fire one of his employees. Unwilling to lose a team member without a fight, Todd hatches a plan to save his staffer.
Pilot
1. Pilot
September 23, 2010
In the series premiere, a young manager deals with culture clash in a very personal way when he's transferred to India to manage a call center.
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Outsourced is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Outsourced on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 23, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (12,706)