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Outsourced 1 Season 2011

Season 1
4.9 out of 5 stars (37) IMDb 7.5/10

After completing the Mid America Novelties' manager training program, Todd Dempsy (Ben Rappaport) learns that the call center is being outsourced to India, and he is asked to move there to be the manager. Having never ventured out of the country, he is unprepared for the culture shock. 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. The B-team Todd inherits includes Gupta (Parvesh Cheena), Manmeet (Sacha Dhawan), Asha (Rebecca Hazlewood), Rajiv (Rizwan Manji) and Madhuri (Anisha Nagarajan). Todd also discovers other transplants working in his office building, including an American expatriate, Charlie Davies (Diedrich Bader) and Tonya (Pippa Black), a beautiful Australian.

Starring:
Ben Rappaport, Anisha Nagarajan

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1. Pilot

When manager Todd Dempsy (Ben Rappaport) returns to work after management training, he learns that the Mid America Novelties call center has been outsourced to Mumbai, India.

TV-PG CC Runtime: 22 minutes Release date: September 23, 2010
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2. The Measure of a Manmeet

When Todd (Ben Rappaport) reluctantly begins employee evaluations, the staff becomes nervous about their job security.

TV-PG CC Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: September 30, 2010
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3. Party of Five

When Todd (Ben Rappaport) learns of Charlie's (Diedrich Bader) feelings for Tonya (Pippa Black), he encourages him to ask her out.

TV-PG CC Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: October 7, 2010
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4. Jolly Vindaloo Day

Trick your boss day -- Exploiting Todd's (Ben Rappaport) unfamiliarity with Indian holidays, Rajiv (Rizwan Manji) creates a fake holiday in order to get him out of the office.

TV-PG CC Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: October 14, 2010
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5. Touched By an Anglo

When a box of risqué novelty items arrives at the call center, Todd (Ben Rappaport) notices that some of his staff members seem uncomfortable with the products.

TV-PG CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: October 21, 2010
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6. Bolloween

Trick or Treat - Excited about Halloween, Todd (Ben Rappaport) tries to get the office in the holiday spirit, but his co-workers have no idea what Halloween is all about.

TV-PG CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: October 28, 2010
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7. Truly, Madly, Pradeeply

Choosing a husband -- Todd (Ben Rappaport) snoops on Asha's (Rebecca Hazelwood) arranged-marriage prospects.

TV-PG CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: November 4, 2010
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8. Home for the Diwalidays

Todd is forced to ignore the biggest holiday in India.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: November 11, 2010
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9. Temporary Monsanity

Todd feels the pressure to win the Black Friday Sales Competition.

TV-PG CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: November 18, 2010
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10. Homesick to My Stomach

Todd gets ready for some football.

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11. A Sitar is Born

Todd thinks he has discovered a star.

TV-PG CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: January 20, 2011
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12. Sari Charlie

Todd keeps a secret from Charlie.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: January 27, 2011
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13. Training Day

Todd takes his staffers on a retreat.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: February 3, 2011
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14. The Todd Couple

Todd conducts anger management training.

TV-PG CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: February 10, 2011
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15. Guess Who's Coming to Delhi (Even Though It's Set in Mumbai)

Todd gets a surprise visit.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: February 17, 2011
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16. Take This Punjab And Shove It

Todd hires a new employee.

TV-PG CC Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: February 24, 2011
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17. Todd's Holi War

Todd and the call center workers try to cool down.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: March 17, 2011
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18. Gupta's Hit and Manmeet's Missus

The slap heard 'round the office -- WWE's The Great Khali guest stars.

TV-PG CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: March 24, 2011
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19. Charlie Curries a Favor From Todd

Todd helps out a friend.

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20. Mama Sutra

Todd tries to change the future.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: April 14, 2011
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21. Rajiv Ties The Baraat

Todd throws a bachelor party.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: May 5, 2011
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22. Rajiv Ties the Baraat, Pt. 2

A wedding to remember in the season finale.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: May 12, 2011
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Bonus: Outsourced Sneak Peek

Mid America Novelties sells whoopee cushions and foam fingers. Try explaining that to someone who lives on the other side of the world? Well, that's what Todd Dempsy must do when he's sent to run the company's call center in India.

TV-PG CC Runtime: 4 minutes Release date: August 27, 2010
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Very disappointed NBC decided this show wasn't worthy of a second season. Guess not too many Americans were interested in expanding their cultural horizons,... at least the horizon the Outsourced writers were prepared to share, and thus this show wasn't the commercial "success" sponsors were willing to pay for.
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By simi on September 29, 2010
i have never laughed so much on any show's first episode, this truly made my day when i watched it. Unlike the other comedy shows out there, this show brings simplicity, diversity, experience, and combing all that makes this show watchable, absolutely brilliant. Can't wait for the other episodes to come. Love it, funny all the way.
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... it's a shame no one else thought so - it was cancelled after one season.

Based on the movie by the same name (which I also give 5 stars), it's a complete departure from the movie.

I'd categorize the movie as a romantic comedy/drama, but the series is definitely a sitcom.

Maybe it speaks directly only to those that have been in India (I have spend months there), but I see the humor, and it's good!
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So sad this show only lasted the one season. We thought it was a pretty good ensemble cast, and were happy to find the whole first season online. Even though this onlne streaming purchase is listed as "HD", only a few episodes actually displayed in HD while streaming through our 2nd-generation Roku box. We have a high-speed ISP, and an "excellent" wireless connection between our router and the Roku box. We'd be hesitant to purchase another HD streaming product if there's a premium add-on cost.
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By Kaz on March 29, 2013
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Outsourced is a hidden treasure. I can say, in all honesty, that my spouse and I laughed many times during every single episode. Honestly, is there any better recommendation than to say that you will have guaranteed laughs every time?

I think the reason this show didn't last was because people weren't sure if it was making fun of Indians or was being racist. It isn't. The shows successfully exploits the fact that most Americans, rich or poor, educated or ignorant, really don't actually know that much about India. The show's main character, Todd, portrays this ignorance well. Even when he is trying to be extra culturally sensitive, he sometimes sticks his foot in his mouth (naturally, to humorous consequence). I think most of us can find at least a little bit of ourselves in Todd.

The show's exploration of the cultural divide between America and India is honest, understated, and, I felt, tasteful. Such a backdrop sets the show apart from your more typical sitcom, while still offering enough story and romance to keep people interested. I heartily recommend Outsourced for Americans, Indians, and everyone else.
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By Deanna on October 24, 2012
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I thought this was one of the wittiest and enjoyed shows to come along in a while. I was disappointed to learn that it was being cancelled. I really enjoyed it. I laughed at something in every show. I especially enjoy the guy who plays the manager. The things he says and his facial expressions are hilarious to me.
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One of the funniest sitcoms I've ever seen. A spin off from the film of the same name "Outsourced". NBC network really got it wrong when they cancelled this series after just 1 season. Idiots! At least you can still watch every episode on the NBC app. Love every one of them. 5 stars!
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After re-watching this show recently (May 2016) I found myself again laughing out loud at the premise, characters, and story lines of the show. It has such chemistry between the actors and smart writing of sly jokes that you pick up on repeat viewings. I was sad to see it only last one season, but many of the story arcs are wrapped up by the end and you feel fulfilled at the ending. Also thanks to Amazon for making the HD version available as the initial physical media release was only on DVD (though the great DVD extras are missing from the streaming release).
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