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. Rich says

    I remember being so excited for this show when it came out. My friends and I religiously watched about the first 10 episodes each week, but were very disappointed. I thought this show was horrible and was not surprised it got cancelled. Great idea, I mean, how can a bunch of Indian people at a call center not be hilarious?! This show proved it.

  2. Anonymous says

    Its so disappointing how the over rated series sometimes turn out to be boring and the under rated ones like this one turn out to be so good and funny..I really think a season 2 should be aired.

  3. Pawan says

    I just watched it online and its an amaizing series.please put it back on track.not many people knew about it in mumbai.please put it back on track please.

  4. Lao Tabang says

    My friend mentioned this series to me. I watched all the 22 episodes in one weekend. It is hilarious! I haven’t laughed like this for a long time. The humour is intelligent and fresh! The Brits should take over and bring it back like Episodes (with Matt Le Blanc), it will sure last. I am almost certain, they’ll kill Galavant too. Also a hilarious series. What a pity.

  5. Anonymous says

    I strongly feel tht 2nd season must b released..not bcz d only reason tht it’s comedy one bt mainly bcz it may inspires or teachesalot to corporate high post Bose to how to control n encourage d employees rather thn jst finding d reasons to dump thm off ..exactly wht Rajee tries to do all d time…
    Lets fire d one..!!

    Better if series continues n sm people get to knw hw to handle d othr human n consider their emotions as well…b4 any conclusion…

    I really really loved d series….d way d msgs passed wid so much comedy n fun…

    Plz plz plzzzzzzz start it again…..

  6. Vialli says

    I recently watched the whole first season of Outsourced with my girlfriend and we really enjoyed it a lot and it was hilarious and a lot of fun to watch. We both wish there was a continuation of this series :(

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