Articles for Outsourced Season 1

"They took our jobs!"You may have a different opinion on the outsourcing of jobs to India, but NBC hopes the topic‘s still good for a few laughs. On Outsourced, all-American company Mid America Novelties sends Todd Dempsy (Ben Rappaport) to India, where the call center was, well outsourced, to run the operation. It‘s a culture clash when Midwest meets East.Promo after the jump: Read more »
After a midseason kickoff last season, Chuck is back on NBC‘s fall calendar, prematurely leaked by The Hollywood Reporter. Chuck returns to its old Monday 8pm slot, followed by two rookies: global-conspiracy-theory drama The Event and another action drama, this time about a team of US Marshalls who track down fugitives, Chase.See More:The CW‘s Fall Lineup>>CBS‘ Fall Lineup>>ABC‘s Fall Lineup>>FOX‘s Fall Lineup>>Wednesday, meanwhile, is Law and Order night, featuring the spin-off Law & Order: Los Angeles at 10, while J.J. Abrams drama Undercovers and Law & Order: SVU open the night. Mercy and Trauma, as well as former NBC flagship Heroes, are nowhere in sight, although network execs are reportedly in talks to give both Heroes and Law & Order "special event" or two-hour finale send-offs next fall. Read more »
Following network neighbors ABC, Fox and The CW, NBC has released its full fall premiere schedule, and one thing‘s for sure: September 20 marks the beginning of a busy week for TV fans. Check out the full NBC premiere schedule below (new series in bold). Announcements and changes to note on the list:Mark those calendars: The NBC Thursday night comedy block returns September 23. 30 Rock has moved to 8:30pm to give new comedy Outsourced a (much-needed) Office bump. Parks and Recreation fans--you‘re out of luck, and laughs, until later this season.Law & Order: SVU has moved to 9pm on Wednesday, but new series Law & Order: Los Angeles leaves the Wednesday night two-hour L&O block still intact.Chuck will lead off the week with its usual Monday 8pm slot, with anticipated new mystery series The Event to follow, going up against the second half of ABC‘s Dancing with the Stars. Read more »
The biggest gamble of the TV season has paid off. CBS decided to move its hit comedy The Big Bang Theory to Thursday to start a new night of comedy and try to steal the thunder from NBC‘s long-standing Must-See TV lineup.Mission accomplished.  Read more »
Holiday themed episodes are one of TV‘s oldest and best traditions. And if you‘re a fan of TV (that‘s why you‘re here of course) then you know that Halloween themed episodes are a great way to get in the spirit of season and gear up for the big night. So lock the doors, get out the candy, and prepare to be spooked because it‘s that time of year again where our favorite TV shows treat (or trick) us with Halloween themed episodes. With All Hallows‘ Eve right around the corner we‘ve rounded up a motley list of TV shows that will be airing haunting episodes and channels that will be celebrating all month long. Take a look at the list of upcoming Halloween episodes and see if your favorite show has anything creepy planned. Read more »
Do you like NBC shows? Then you may be in luck. NBC has picked up full-seasons for three of the fall season‘s new shows, while rumors circulate about a fourth full-season order as well.   Read more »
Much has been said recently about the importance of the Internet when it comes to TV watching. Today‘s viewers don‘t simply tune in to a show and then forget about it until next week. Instead, many will watch the show... And then re-watch the show online... And post to a show message board... And search for spoilers... And... Read more »
It is the considerable opinion of BuddyTV that the people should not be allowed to vote. This morning the 2011 People‘s Choice Award nominees were announced and the choices are less than inspired. Sure, like a broken clock, some of the choices show an impressive exhibition of taste (nominating Ian Somerhalder‘s highly entertaining performance on The Vampire Diaries), but mostly, it‘s an embarrassment. Read more »
NBC announced its mid-season schedule today, and I‘m confused. It feels like the network is playing a game of program Boggle, putting all its shows into the cube, shaking it up, and letting random chance decide where shows end up.  Read more »
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column coming every Monday where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.   I watch more TV than anyone I know, between 60 and 70 hours each week, every week. Doing the math, that amounts to roughly 3,500 hours, or nearly 40 percent of my life, spent watching TV in 2010.  Read more »
On Tuesday evening, the FOX network went for all-out decimation with regard to its "bubble" shows. Every program not certain of renewal is gone. Before the cancellation bloodbath was over, Human Target, Lie to Me, Breaking In, The Chicago Code and Traffic Light all fell off the FOX schedule.So what does this mean for the fates of bubble shows on the other networks? Read more »
You can relax, Chuck fans. He‘s coming back.Sure it‘s been a foregone conclusion since rumors surfaced on Wednesday, but it‘s never safe to put faith in Internet chatter before there‘s confirmation. Well, now we‘ve got confirmation, just in time to enjoy that final season 4 episode in peace. Read more »
Just when you think NBC is done announcing shows for the 2011-2012 season, they go and add some more. The newest additions are Free Agents, a comedy based on Are You There Vodka? It‘s Me, Chelsea, BFFs and Bent. This means that NBC has now ordered 11 new series in total.The new show orders came just before NBC went and canceled two of its dramas, Law & Order: Los Angeles and The Event, along with a comedy, Outsourced.I guess there was a lot of timeslot real estate available. Read more »
There was very little that was memorable about the short-lived NBC series Outsourced. But Shawn Parikh managed to stand out in just fifteen seconds of screen time. His answer to the question, "Do you know what grits are?" made for instant YouTube gold. Not only was the clip a hit online, it also spawned a Facebook page called "Bring Back the Outsourced Grits Guy."Parikh parlayed his popularity into a stint on ABC‘s Cougar Town - where he plays Sig, the college roommate of popular character Travis. He‘ll be featured in four upcoming episodes of the critically-acclaimed show, having already appeared briefly in the season 3 premiere. BuddyTV caught up with Parikh to talk about his experience on the much-beloved show, and whether or not the Cougar Town crew believes they‘ll be picked up for a fourth season. Also, Shawn drops a few hints about what‘s to come this season. Read more »

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