Outsourced: Season 1 (2010 - 2011)


Critic Consensus: This culture-clash sitcom is too mired in unfunny jokes and stereotypical characters to provide much insight into the global marketplace.


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Air date: Sep 23, 2010
Air date: Sep 30, 2010
Air date: Oct 7, 2010
Air date: Oct 14, 2010
Air date: Oct 21, 2010
Air date: Oct 28, 2010
Air date: Nov 4, 2010
Air date: Nov 11, 2010
Air date: Nov 18, 2010
Air date: Dec 2, 2010
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An American manager at a novelties company heads up a call center that's been relocated to India in this comedy series. In the show's only season, first-time manager Todd Dempsy (Ben Rappaport) takes steps to adapt to his new home and workplace, while his employees learn about American culture through the products they're selling. Situations include a sexual-harassment complaint due to a shipment of risqué novelties; interactions between Todd and Asha (Rebecca Hazlewood), an employee facing an arranged marriage; and Todd's decision to keep the office open during an important Indian holiday.

Critic Reviews for Outsourced Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8)

Not offensive. Just not particularly fresh or compelling.

Oct 1, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Though American tastes are mocked here, too, laughing at your own group doesn't necessarily excuse laughing at others.

Oct 1, 2010 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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It's just a little novelty.

Oct 1, 2010 | Full Review…

There is social commentary embedded in the clunky dialogue, but it is conveyed so shakily, its effect is entirely lost.

Sep 23, 2010 | Rating: 1/10 | Full Review…

The culture-clash premise drowns in a sewer of offensive caricatures and lame jokes.

Oct 1, 2010 | Full Review…

The problem is that neither plot has a sound foundation.

Oct 1, 2010 | Rating: 2/10 | Full Review…

Just depressing. Nothing to see here - and hopefully not for long.

Oct 1, 2010 | Full Review…

... Outsourced isn't remotely spicy, or even terribly funny. It's got nowhere near as many laughs as what's arguably the most racist show on television.

Feb 7, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Jokes about the economy - probably too soon. And did you get the memo about making fun of other cultures to the point where you bump up against the racism thing? Apparently not.

Oct 1, 2010 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Outsourced is the comedy that really let me down this season-the show that could have shown up the knee-jerk naysayers by pulling off its Kick-Me sign of a premise.

Oct 1, 2010 | Full Review…

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