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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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Will November 15, 2012 at 5:42 am

I’m not surprise at all…. NBC Universal as been doing this ever since my “name is Earl” another high rating show and cancelling caused NBC Universal to take another hit on the stupid chart especially after this very bad move….

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Enrico November 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I’m definitely disappointed that they pulled the plug on this show. I thought it was very funny and having been to India and having friends there made me enjoy the show all the more. Too bad the ratings went down.

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Sergio Ortega November 1, 2012 at 5:18 pm

The show was great and very funny but it sufered a slow rating downfall because it was to close to the reality of every day life. If maybe they would have shown more of india as expected it may have held on for more seasons.

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ash October 20, 2012 at 9:25 am

świetny serial. powinien być kontynuowany przynajmiej jeszcze jeden sezon żeby zakończyć główny wątek który ciekawie się rozwinął w ostatnim odcinku.

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James October 17, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Please bring them back! This is one of the great show that I look forward to every week. And they are fantastic actors! This show deserve a season 2!

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j.c. October 12, 2012 at 1:56 am

Outsourced is great! Please make season 2!

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Avery October 7, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I LOVED this show! WHYYY must it be canceled, please undo this! PLEASEE! <3

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Víctor Ruz October 5, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Muy buen show!!!, las risas se escuchan hasta México con este programa, deberían de hacer la segunda temporada!!

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Ketan October 2, 2012 at 7:39 pm

This is not fair.. It is one of the best show i have ever watch.. I looking forward to watch Season 2..The NBC should’t have to look for the profit.. It’s a amazing show……

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Leonie September 26, 2012 at 3:06 am

I watched the season with my Indian housemate and we cried with laughter at every episode!

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Chris September 24, 2012 at 8:33 am

There’s enough of a fan base that this could easily have been continued via webisodes if they really had too. Really sad this show is gone. It had me laughing constantly.

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reet September 19, 2012 at 8:30 am

It is indeed one of the funniest shows,i have seen.. we would watch it religiously.. we love it and really really really hope for a season 2..

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carla September 12, 2012 at 11:07 am

It is a tooooootaly hilarious show. . . . was looking foward to see what was gonna happen next. . . . It was one of those shows, with loads of potential.

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Ahmeta September 4, 2012 at 2:53 am

So bad, i liked them :(

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Mehak August 30, 2012 at 8:26 am

All my friends and family love this show and are waiting for it be aired back on television.
Its one of the funniest shows I have ever seen. We cannot stop talking about it.

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