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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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Anonymous September 5, 2014 at 3:10 am

season is a necessity people, I want to know if toood and asha will have a relationship man and were will manmeet end up. will matoery end up with the head gear guy (like a bird), obviously gupta and Rajiv they just make my day. I’ve watched season one 10 times already people what more do you want from me I need season 2 I’m dying over here. please NBC bring what’s needed back. not to forget pinkie and the freaky guy toood’s friend. Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Pretty Please bring outsourced back


Waseem August 23, 2014 at 7:15 am

Please do not do this…. we all badly need the show back.. i never got tired of even one scene from all the episodes.. It deserves second chance. WE WANT SEASON 2 OF OUTSOURCED


Sassy July 23, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Season 2 please!!! Todd, Manmeet, Rajiv, Asha and of course Gupta are fun to watch.


briiing back outsourced to today i still watch reruns n ad soo watch season twoo briing toood back so adorable July 8, 2014 at 7:57 am

briiing back outsourced to today i still watch reruns n ad soo watch season twoo briing toood back so adorable


Anonymous June 21, 2014 at 6:13 am

4 serious guys pliz u dot no wat ur misin.brig bak outsourced 2.


Inna May 7, 2014 at 4:15 pm

I just watched the show! It’s a cool one! I want to know where the story leads!!! Bring it back! Bring Gupta back!!!


Jay May 7, 2014 at 1:58 pm

For those saying its a slap in the face for Americans you are wrong. This show is just for funny, if your depressed about your long term unemployment try not to blame sitcoms for your bad situation. Really maybe try not to blame tv for your misfortune, i think this show is awesome


Anonymous April 8, 2015 at 3:36 pm

try not to blame sitcoms for your situation? really? so, we are responsbile for outsourcing?

i do not like a celebration of jobs being sent overseas. this is not my fault as an american, that i can lose my job to someone in India who is being paid $10 a day to do what I have done for a career. while the show is not particularly offensive, i don’t like the idea of Americans losing j0bs to outsourced calling centers being the subject of comedy.


this is not misfortune. it’s american companies taking away the persuit of happiness for so many people, and then a show mocking the “bad situation”. if no one speaks up, then no one would know this is an actual economic issue.

try being an adult and taking a national issue seriously rather than laughing along with the other idiots who think Indian accents are funny.


Felicia May 5, 2014 at 6:50 am

Oh our beloved Manmeet! Bring him back!!!


Danny April 24, 2014 at 3:52 pm

There should be outsourced season 2. Now that you have grabbed the attention of many others being more desperate than ever before. Your audience has widened. Reason is because no one saw it coming that there will be no outsourced season 2 and now that you have shocked many, others have come back.


rohit April 23, 2014 at 7:23 am

Yes bring outsorced back in s2 and why is it a slap in the face it is not real it is just a tv show they r trying something new


Jamebrooks April 15, 2014 at 2:52 pm

This show was a slap in the face to every unemployed american in this country.


James Brook April 15, 2014 at 1:45 pm

That show was a slap in the face of every long term unemployed person in America who was displaced due to outsourcing. This show was not funny the premise was not funny and it deserved to be cancelled.


Anonymous April 13, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Please there is need to have outsourced season 2. It broke my heart to learn that the show has been cancelled. Please change your minds and release season2.


V kadu April 2, 2014 at 3:27 am

oh man they should come back with outsourced 2 ..


Anthony March 21, 2014 at 12:16 am

Bring back GUPTA!!


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