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Andy Richter Outsourced His ‘Conan’ Job to China

Here's a bit from Conan last night that takes a serious look at the issue of outsourcing. Andy Richter's actions may seem appealing, but contracting a third party from overseas to take a nap for you really hurts the U.S. economy.

By Bradford Evans

The Office Loses Major Numbers in its First Post-Carell Episode

The Office dropped 17% in the ratings last night when compared to last week's Carell sendoff, which is bad, but probably not that bad. After all, this is in comparison to a major "event" episode that had high ratings for the series; it still [...]

By Adam Frucci

Fake Novelty Crap From Outsourced to Become Real Novelty Crap

"NBC Universal Television Consumer Products Group and The Johnson Smith Company, announced today that the February issue of Johnson Smith’s 'Things You Never Knew Existed' catalog will feature a two-page spread comprised of hilarious items that [...]

By Adam Frucci

NBC’s Thursday Night Ratings Hang On For Dear Life

It's kind of weird that tracking NBC's Thursday night ratings feels like checking the lifeline of good comedy on TV, right? Like, if Parks and Rec and Community suddenly tank and get cancelled, it would really be a terrible sign for great, [...]

By Adam Frucci

First Night of NBC’s Three-Hour Comedy Block a Success, Ratings-Wise

Looks like NBC's grand six-show comedy block experiment may be a success, at least when compared to it's earlier Jay-Leno-at-10pm experiment/disaster. The ratings for the night as a whole were strong, with Community improving its ratings by 16% [...]

By Adam Frucci

Is Outsourced Any More Racist Than Modern Family?

One of the most-repeated criticisms of NBC’s freshman comedy Outsourced is that it features a narrow-minded portrayal of Indian culture. Nearly every episode features Todd Dempsy, the likable, naïve American who runs a call center located [...]

By Erik Voss

NBC Could Be Expanding Its Thursday Night Comedy Block to Three Hours

It's been an open question since NBC picked up Outsourced for a full season: where the hell were they going to put Parks and Recreation? Would they stick it in a new night, paired with untested new shows and away from the traditional Thursday [...]

By Adam Frucci

Indian Office of American Company Loves Outsourced

The New York Times screened an episode of Outsourced for a group of employees at a company in India that, like the one in the show, does work for an American company based in Kansas City. Is it in fact as racist and offensive as people say? [...]

By Adam Frucci

What’s Happening with NBC’s Comedy Lineup?

So, NBC went ahead and ordered a full season of Outsourced, which, OK. But worse than more mediocre comedy being ordered is what it might mean for NBC's Thursday night lineup. Because as you are probably well aware, Outsourced came in and took [...]

By Adam Frucci

NBC’s Praise-Filled Outsourced Promo Full of Sacred Bullshit

If you were watching football last night and saw an ad for Outsourced that claimed that Entertainment Weekly called it a "hilarious culture clash" and thought to yourself, "hmm, that seems unlikely," well, you were right! You see, EW.com posted [...]

By Adam Frucci

Outsourced: A Mouthful of Manmeet

Let’s just get this out of the way first. In case you were unaware, Indian food makes you poop. And I don’t mean poop a little bit. I mean when you eat Indian food, nine times out of ten you will be lifted out off your chair on a geyser of [...]

By Halle Kiefer