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TV Shows - Outsourced

Outsourced is an upcoming American sitcom that is set in an Indian workplace, based on the John Jeffcoat feature film of the same name and adapted by Universal Media Studios for NBC. The series airs in the Thursday 9:30 pm timeslot beginning September 23, 2010. Outsourced is set in a Mumbai, India, call center, 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 comes to understand Indian culture.

Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outsourced_%28TV_series%29
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1 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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2 Too cliche It's offensive to Indians
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3 Never Boned Still rocks.
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1 I remember watching the pilot episode, just to see how awful it would be. The Indian characters were portrayed as dumb--the Detroit, home of automobiles and black people bit was one example. India has its share of smart people--engineers, doctors, etc.--and I would have liked to have seen at least one Indian character who was only working in that customer service job just to keep food on the table while still looking for the job he really wanted. Judging by what I saw in the pilot, Outsourced also resorted to using American pop culture as a crutch source for jokes, and to a greater degree than most sitcoms--the series was set at a company that sells novelties such as cheesehead hats, fake vomit, and so on. -- Submitted By: (markrabo) on November 10, 2015, 11:05 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 Never mind offensive, the show simply wasn't funny -- Submitted By: () on November 7, 2011, 10:27 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
3 Soggy, I'd totally agree with you about this being an unfunny concept- except for reasons I'll never understand there IS an audience who like Donald Trump's 'You're fired'. I guess those viewers don't have to work nor know anyone who does. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 29, 2011, 8:40 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Aw crap, I voted "Never Boned" by accident, I meant "Too cliche". My internet browser is acting up today >_<. Anyways thank goodness I didn't waste my time watching that oblivious sterotypical crap. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 28, 2011, 8:42 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
5 The creators probably thought: "Hey! Let's cash in on the whole success of "Slumdog Millionare" and the Bollywood (sp?) craze! Didn't work, did it? I HATED this show. -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on May 28, 2011, 2:26 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Someone clearly had a tin ear when it came to the mood of the American electorate. "Hey, let's make a sitcom about an American company that moved its labor force to India. I'm sure all the millions of Americans who are out of work because their company did the same thing will just absolutely love a show like that, assuming they aren't three months behind on their power bill and have had their electricity turned off, har har har!" This subject is about as funny as a heart attack, and the fact that it could get on the air at all only proves how disconnected TV-industry execs are from the viewers who have made them so rich. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 28, 2011, 6:10 am - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
7 First off, this isn't a funny topic. Thousands of Americans are losing their jobs everyday to outsourcing. Do people really want to watch a comedy about it? Second, I hate people that get too PC about everything, but the show is full of cliches and stereotypes of Indians, showing no creativity in writing solid characters. Finally, another show by NBC that's in single-camera documentary style. Please, give this style a rest for a while. Thank God this was cancelled. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 27, 2011, 6:50 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
8 That's a classic, Robert. I'll have to remember that tactic the next time I'm in a similar situation. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 1:33 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
9 I had a friend who needed to make a call regarding her computer. She could press 1 for English, or 2 for Spanish. She pressed 1 and got an Indian whose English skills were...well, if the situation weren't so serious, I'd have said "laughable". She tried calling again, this time pressing 2 for Spanish, and, miraculously, got someone who spoke English. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 19, 2011, 11:41 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
10 Finally canned. Everyone I know either thought that outsourcing isn't a laughing matter or were offended by perceived racial stereotypes. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 18, 2011, 6:59 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
11 FF, that's my reaction to about half the shows on TV today. LOL -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 15, 2011, 5:34 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
12 Wow! Is that show still on the air? -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on April 15, 2011, 11:03 am - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
13 I can't imagine any of the many people thrown out of work due to outsourcing getting any sort of enjoyment out of this show. And I still can't figure out how it hasn't gone the way of COP ROCK, SECRET DIARY OF DESMOND PFEIFFER, HELLO LARRY and the millions of other network television embarassments. -- Submitted By: (MartyRotten) on April 14, 2011, 10:31 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
14 This show is just as unfunny and as hard to understand as getting connected to a call center in India... It just hurts. -- Submitted By: (dr_sarcastor) on November 17, 2010, 6:14 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote

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