About the Show
NBC's workplace comedy "Outsourced" centers around a catalog-based company, Mid America Novelties, that sells American novelty goods, including whoopee cushions, foam fingers and wallets made of bacon, and whose call center has suddenly been outsourced to India.
After settling in as Mid America Novelties' manager, Todd Dempsy (Ben Rappaport, off-Broadway's "The Gingerbread House") is slowly embracing his new home and the Indian culture. Occasionally, Todd needs to give a crash course in American products in order for his employees to understand the U.S. product line and ramp up sales.
The sales team Todd manages is Gupta (Parvesh Cheena, "Help Me Help You"), a socially awkward employee, Manmeet (Sacha Dhawan, BBC's "Five Days II"), a young romantic who is enamored with America, Asha (Rebecca Hazlewood, BBC's "Doctors"), a smart, striking woman who finds herself intrigued by Todd, Rajiv (Rizwan Manji,"Privileged") the assistant manager who wants Todd's job and Madhuri (Anisha Nagarajan, Broadway's "Bombay Dreams"), a wallflower who suffers from extreme shyness.
Todd has also made friends with other transplants working in his office building, including an American expatriate, Charlie Davies (Diedrich Bader, "The Drew Carey Show"), who runs the All American Hunter call center, and Tonya (Pippa Black, "Neighbours"), a beautiful Australian who runs the call center for Koala Air.
From Universal Media Studios, "Outsourced" is executive produced by showrunner Robert Borden ("The Drew Carey Show," "George Lopez") and director Ken Kwapis ("He's Just Not That Into You," "The Office"), who developed the project through his company, In Cahoots. Victor Nelli, Jr. ("Ugly Betty"), Tom Gorai ("Outsourced" theatrical release) and David Skinner ("Outsourced" theatrical release) also serve as executive producers, and Alex Beattie serves as co-executive producer.