nbc picks up outsourced for fall season

Some TV news... EW reports that NBC has picked up the comedy Outsourced, about an American guy who finds himself halfway around the world when his company's center is suddenly outsourced to India. Culture clash hilarity ensues: NBC picks up 'The Event,' 'Outsourced,' and 'Love Bites.' Here's the description:
Outsourced is a comedy where the Midwest meets the exotic East in a hilarious culture clash. The series centers on the all-American company Mid America Novelties that sells whoopee cushions, foam fingers and wallets made of bacon — and whose call center has suddenly been outsourced to India. Todd Dempsy (Ben Rappaport) is the new company's manager who learns that he's being transferred to India to run the operation. Overwhelmed, Todd discovers that his new staff needs a crash course in all things American if they are to understand the U.S. product line and ramp up sales from halfway around the world. But as strange as America seems to his eclectic sales team, Todd soon realizes that figuring out India will be more than a full-time job. Rizwan Manji (Privileged), Sacha Dhawan (BBC's Five Days II), Rebecca Hazlewood (BBC's Doctors), Parvesh Cheena (Help Me Help You), and Anisha Nagarajan (Broadway's Bombay Dreams) also star as members of Dempsy's off-shore team.
The show is actually based on an indie movie of the same name, and has been in development at NBC for more than two years. Depending on execution, this show could be pretty good or rather awful. On the upside, you will see a whole lot of South Asians sharing the screen, including Rizwan Manji, Sacha Dhawan, Rebecca Hazlewood (love her), Parvesh Cheena and Anisha Nagarajan.

Also noticed that Ian Anthony Dale is in the cast of the "emotional high-octane conspiracy thriller" The Event, and Lindsay Price guest stars in the pilot of the romantic comedy anthology series Love Bites. Rest assured, there will be Asians on TV this fall.

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