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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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Het March 18, 2014 at 11:15 pm

I just loved it.every bit of it. All characters are special in their way. I wish they come back soon with new season.


Dasun February 5, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Outsourced is the best comedy TV show I have ever watched. I love it! I think it is good to make the season 2 as well.


Debbie January 26, 2014 at 9:38 pm

It is a real shame that Outsourced was canceled after season 1. I am indain and did not take any offense with the way they made the show humorous. My husband is Australian and it has given him more insite to our Indian culture, albeit more overly dramatised.

PLEASE BRING BACK OUTSOURCED. It is a shame they left it as they did.


Avinash Rao January 24, 2014 at 6:47 am

Bring Outsourced back….


Priyanka January 9, 2014 at 12:11 am

I just recently watched this show and LOVED every bit of it! If you want to be offended you’d be offended by the slightest provocation…I’m an Indian and I can tell you I LOVED this was all humor right? PLEASE let there be a season 2!


peter January 4, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Good script , good characters, laughter sequences… all a tv series needs… and a plus is a good way to know about Indian culture with humor !!! is not offensive or you forget how hollywood shows about Mexicans…
Why not a season2!!!!!!
we are enough with zombies and vampires with no content!!!


Vene January 2, 2014 at 8:29 am

Please let there be a season 2 and then think after that… Please bring this awesome tv series a chance! It has its potential!!!!!!


Amit December 31, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Loved the season 1… was excited about the second season but sadly its not happening… However, would love to watch another one… Its awesome…


ShAN December 24, 2013 at 10:32 am

Loved the show …good laughter ..good characters..another season please


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Lady Garcia December 8, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Please make a season 2. :( i really love this show! :(((((


Mika December 4, 2013 at 7:04 am

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Its one the serial which make us to feel so great ……and anyone can learn something good .


Muleba Shapi October 30, 2013 at 4:40 am

But why? I realllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyy Love outsourced…. it always kept me laughing. Please plan season 2. I’ll miss Todd, Rajiv and GUPTA….:((((((((((((((((((((((((


Kalojan October 19, 2013 at 11:31 am

That is a fantastic TV show, what i like about it that is very helpful for people planning on doing a business overseas especially in India or folks who will work as a manager/director abroad!!! It is an educative TV- show and i think open our minds and we become thinking globally and have a global mindsets what could be an advantage in this international world we are living in nowadays. It is just different, what does not mean BAD! I think the director of the “Outsourced” has to find where did they go wrong, not just shut it down… perhaps is the bad promotion, in fact here in Europe i have no friend that has ever heard of it, guess why? It is a pity that we won’t see more series ;(


Anish Nath October 13, 2013 at 11:46 am

Just finished watching season 1. Bit late! But gripped by its awesomeness man, please change your mind and go ahead with planning for season 2. . . its one of those which constantly keeps a smile on your face with occasional stomach aching laughter!


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