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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

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

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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

NBC Greenlights Two Pilots

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NBC has picked up pilots for an hour-long superhero drama and an office comedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Cape, set in a fictionalized version of Los Angeles, follows a framed ex-cop who becomes a masked hero to clear his name and reunite with his son. The drama comes from Empire's Tom Wheeler, who will executive produce with Lloyd Braun and Gail Berman.

Conan O'Brien gets Justice on NBC

Outsourced, based on George Wing and John Jeffcoat's movie, is a single-camera office comedy about a recently demoted manager ... read more

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