Outsourced: NBC TV Series Cancelled; No Season Two

Outsourced canceled season twoThe little sitcom that caused a lot of controversy last summer has quietly ended its run. NBC has cancelled Outsourced after one season on the air.

Outsourced follows a US sales manager, Todd Dempsey (Ben Rappaport), who’s assigned to supervise his company’s call center in India. The sitcom also stars Anisha Nagarajan, Diedrich Bader, Parvesh Cheena, Pippa Black, Rebecca Hazelwood, Rizwan Manji, and Sacha Dhawan.

The NBC sitcom started out decently and it looked like NBC might have a keeper on its hands. Last September, Outsourced debuted to a 3.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 7.49 million viewers. In week two, the demo number fell 22% to a 2.8 rating and 5.85 million viewers but that was still pretty healthy by NBC standards.

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Unfortunately, over the course of the season, the ratings just kept dwindling downward. The ratings have gone as low as a 1.4 in the demo with just 2.97 million viewers. Those are horrible numbers for a major network, even NBC.

Outsourced’s season currently averages a 2.1 demo rating and 4.55 million viewers. For NBC, that’s not too bad but the average is only that high because of the early season ratings.

It’s certainly not a shocker than NBC has cancelled Outsourced after just one season. The 22nd and final episode, titled “Rajiv Ties the Bharat, part two,” aired last night.

What do you think? Are you disappointed that there won’t be a second season of Outsourced? Why do you think the TV show didn’t catch on?

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  1. mark says

    outsourced was an amazing show y did u’ll cancell it???
    there r sooo many interesting things tht just keep hitting my mind..

  2. Anonnie says

    I for one am glad this show was cancelled. This is not a personal issue, this is a national economic issue. This is also not an issue that people have brought upon themselves. People are losing their jobs to outsourced workers, who are making a fraction of what Americans are making.

    The people who lose their jobs to outsourcing are basically being stripped of their pursuit of happiness by greedy corporations. I find nothing comedic about an office of people who were given jobs that hundreds of my fellow Americans have lost through no fault of their own.

    This is not globalization. This is capitalism and should be illegal. What happens when ALL jobs are sent overseas? Then all we have are lawyers and doctors, right? Maybe a few small businesses that will be open for about a year…It’s hard to “lighten up” when some comedy is rubbing a national issue in our faces and we’re just supposed to laugh because Indian accents are funny? No. If no one speaks up then it will seem as if no one cares.

  3. Blarney Stone says

    I for one am glad this show was cancelled. This is not a personal issue, this is a national economic issue. This is also not an issue that people have brought upon themselves. People are losing their jobs to outsourced workers, who are making a fraction of what Americans are making.

    The people who lose their jobs to outsourcing are basically being stripped of their pursuit of happiness by greedy corporations. I find nothing comedic about an office of people who were given jobs that hundreds of my fellow Americans have lost through no fault of their own.

    This is not globalization. This is capitalism and should be illegal. What happens when ALL jobs are sent overseas? Then all we have are lawyers and doctors, right? Maybe a few small businesses that will be open for about a year…It’s hard to “lighten up” when some comedy is rubbing a national issue in our faces and we’re just supposed to laugh because Indian accents are funny? No. If no one speaks up then it will seem as if no one cares.

  4. Anonymous says

    I fell in love with the show when it first aired, I love the clean comedy, the culture, and it was very entertaining. However, when I heard it was cancelled I was heartbroken that it didn’t even make it to season 2. A lot of questions have been left unanswered so this show has to come back for a second chance so please, please, please bring the show back it’s the best show that has ever been aired on NBC!

  5. ruata says

    why cancelling season2 it was a super great serial……..it was a clean,inspiring and a thoughtful serial……….wish they changed their mind……….

  6. JEmin says

    It was a great show, and I totally agree with the reviews that the cancellation of the Outsourced Season 2, sucks .Being an Indian, I was never offended. It was just like a mirror to me, that how my culture and my people in the community leaves and works out their daily chores. I want to watch the next season, please NBC. It is a great show.

  7. sadface says

    Uggghhh…. :( I thought this show was really cool and different not to mention how nice it is to see a little more diversity on TV.

  8. Anonymous says

    i love this show and it has my full support. it is hilarious and joyful to watch, also i enjoyed the cultural side of the show but perhaps not to explore it to the extreme in the comedy aspects. i love how the characters have their own individual stories and how they try to connect them together. love the jokes and the characters, please bring it back for the die hard fans.

  9. anonymous says

    Y did you cancel outsourced season 2… I m dying to know with whom does todd end up wid at the end…is it asha or is it tonya…what happens to manmeet and ashleen…..what happens with charlie…did he ever find his soul mate….i watched season one like 10 times…i even downloaded episodes… I m going to miss this show…its like awesome… Andd how can it end in midway…i strongly believe that you shud come up wid season 2… Like 22 episodes and its over…it makes me sad…:-( i m gonna miss gupta’s crazy acts…manmeet’s flirts…madhuri rajiv…and todd (omg.. He is so cute) and asha as well…

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