NBC Series Plays Outsourcing for Laughs

Ann All

Not many IT professionals consider outsourcing a laughing matter. Yet NBC is playing it for laughs with "Outsourced," a show slated for the fall TV lineup that's described as "a comedy where the Midwest meets the exotic East in a hilarious culture clash."


Of course, companies outsourcing work to India and other offshore locales aren't amused by culture clashes, as they are one of the factors that can derail outsourcing initiatives.


Based on this promotional clip for the series on Hulu, it looks as if "Outsourced" has some funny moments. But it also looks as if there are some gags that might insult Indians and Americans alike.

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May 19, 2010 8:01 AM JKrishnan JKrishnan  says:

Will be interested to see the stereotyping. There is already a series played on HBO India called Mumbai Calling. Albeit this is more from a vendors perspective.

Jun 28, 2010 12:19 PM Ed Ed  says: in response to JKrishnan

This will be really funny if the A$$ ho!e$ at NBC get outsourced to some jocky or pull startcountry.

Who ever sponsor this should loose everything also.

Then we can make a sitcom about that!!!

Jul 11, 2010 12:12 PM Unempi ngulfstate Unempi ngulfstate  says:

NBC can't be THAT out of touch with its viewers.  As a person of a growing demographic of unemployed people, I will not watch this show and will actively campaign to make NBC grow a conscience and drop it. 

Sep 11, 2010 3:34 AM Ed Ed  says:

If it makes fun of everyone and honestly confronts a topic that is "no laughing" matter. This show will be a huge success. I can't wait.

Sep 22, 2010 5:47 AM natasha natasha  says:

Oh Please! Firstly nobody is holding a gun to your head to watch the show. Secondly, those Indian workers are getting paid much less than you. Companies are not charities - the objective is to make money.  If you feel so strongly then how come we see so many 'Made in China' products out there that Americans are lapping up ? Stop buying made in China products and we'll see how long you can commit to it. Why don't you buy American only? All you whiners are a bunch of hypocrites.

Oct 1, 2010 1:23 AM Steve Steve  says:

I loved this show It will be a big hit there is nothing better than seeing a bunch of people in the office having fun. Note; the guy in blue turbin That has feet breath should have more to say I would like to see him put on head phones with that turbin that would be funny.


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