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The Good Wife's Ben Rappaport on Carey's "Brotherly" Bond with Cary and Winning Over Alicia

The Good Wife

Is Lockhart/Gardner big enough for two Carys?

They may share the same name, but there was no confusing Cary Agos (Matt Czuchry) with Lockhart/Gardner fourth year Carey Zepps in the season premiere of The Good Wife. In his first appearance on the show, Carey-with-an-e not only gave Alicia (Julianna Margulies) a hard time about her history with Will, but also almost (accidentally) blew Florrick, Agos & Associates' cover with David Lee.

"Sometimes you got to start things with a bang," Ben Rappaport tells TVGuide.com. "If you're going to introduce someone new, you got... read more

Mega Buzz: Scandal's Mistress-gate, a Five-0 Loss, and Once's Trip to Neverland

Kerry Washington, Alex O'Loughlin, Jennifer Morrison

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @adam_bryant or @NatalieAbrams.

Did you get any juicy Scandal scoop when you were on set? — Laura 
NATALIE: 
Olivia Pope might be the First Mistress, but it's her co-workers who will bear the brunt of that revelation in the season premiere. "It makes it hard because they go from being people who manage other people's crises to people who have to manage their own crisis in a big way," Kerry Washington tells me. "When Olivia herself is at the center of it, it really challenges everybody. It's hard for them to figure out what their roles are. If she's the client, how can she be the boss? Who gets to make the rules?"

Got any more teases about the Hawaii Five-0 premiere? — Lindsay
ADAM: 
Look for McGarrett to be very proactive in his efforts to find out exactly what Wo Fat's connection is to his mother. Since he can't get a straight answer from anyone in the know, he begins investigating his own hypothesis.... read more

The Good Wife Casts Outsourced Alum as ... the New Cary?!

Ben Rappaport

Alicia and Cary's new firm is starting to take shape!

Ex-Outsourced star Ben Rappaport is joining The Good Wife as Carey, one... read more

Keck's Exclusives: First Look at Outsourced's I Do's

Outsourced

When Rajiv (Rizwan Manji) takes Vimi as his bride in Outsourced's May 12 finale, his coworkers gather on the beach dressed in traditional formal attire for an Indian wedding extravaganza.

"Rajiv needs one more best man in his crew, so he enlists me... read more

Outsourced Gets Slap Happy

Parvesh Cheena

Slap-bet enthusiast Barney Stinson would be so excited! Todd (Ben Rappaport), however, is anything but when he's forced to investigate a claim by Gupta (Parvesh Cheena) that Rajiv (Rizwan Manji) let him have one — pow! — right in the kisser on tonight's episode of Outsourced (10:30/9:30c, NBC).

And so begins a series of... read more

VIDEO: Outsourced's Ben Rappaport Says Series Is Never Mean-Spirited

NBC's new series Outsourced makes a lot of jokes about both American and Indian culture, but series star Ben Rappaport says that it's never in a mean-spirited way.

"We're just trying to tell a story about relatable characters in an office," he says. "[And] put a face to that voice on the other end of the phone."

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PaleyFest Fall Preview: Report from NBC's Outsourced Party

Outsource

TV Guide Magazine partnered with the Paley Center for Media for its sixth annual PaleyFest Fall Preview Party series, kicking off Sept. 9 with the gang from NBC's new workplace comedy Outsourced (premiering Sept. 23). The cast, headed by newcomer Ben Rappaport as Todd, a Kansas City man whose company transfers him to India, came from taping their Halloween episode. "Todd throws a party and I come as Hugh Hefner, with the velvet jacket, slippers and pipe," reported Rappaport, while Drew Carey Show vet Diedrich Bader, who plays another American import, told us that, earlier in the day, he "leapt out of a closet dressed as Frankenstein and got the [expletive] kicked out of me." With the characters working at a call center selling novelty items, some will utilize props to transform themselves into such clever disguises as a 'chick magnet' and a 'spice rack.'

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Outsourced Walks a Fine Line Between Funny and Racist — or Does It?

Outsourced

Outsourced hopes to walk a fine line between hilarious and offensive, but can a series about an American expat working in an Indian call center really avoid cultural stereotypes?

"I think where we approach this is certainly not a mean-spirited place," executive producer Robert Broden said. "We're not going to be wallowing in that kind of stuff that you're insinuating, but we are going to have a lot of fun with characters who behave like relatable characters in a workplace comedy."

NBC unveils fall premiere dates

In the series, Todd (Ben Rappaport) is forced to move halfway across the world to... read more

NBC Picks Up Three More Series for 2010-11 Season

Jason Ritter (The Event), Jordana Spiro and Becki Newton (Love Bites)

NBC has ordered three new series — high-concept drama The Event and comedies Outsourced and Love Bites — for the 2010-11 TV season, the network announced Friday.

NBC picks up new J.J. Abrams drama series

Starring Jason Ritter (The Class), The Event is a conspiracy thriller that follows Ritter's character as he investigates the disappearance of his fiancée (Disturbia's Sarah Roemer), only to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history ... read more

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