List of Outsourced episodes

Outsourced is an American comedy television series about a novelties company that outsources its order processing to a Mumbai, India, call center. It is based on the John Jeffcoat movie of the same name and adapted to television by Ken Kwapis. It ran on NBC from September 23, 2010 to May 12, 2011.

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Series premiere Series finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 22[1] September 23, 2010 (2010-09-23) May 12, 2011 (2011-05-12)[2] September 13, 2011 (2011-09-13) N/A N/A


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
1 "Pilot" Ken KwapisGeorge Wing & John JeffcoatSeptember 23, 2010 (2010-09-23)7.44[3]
When Todd Dempsy finishes management training for his job at Mid America Novelties, he finds that his call center has been outsourced to Mumbai, India, and that in order to keep his job, he must relocate to India and manage the call center there. He is picked up from the corporate housing by Rajiv, his assistant manager, who is interested in replacing him, and meets the rest of his employees. He also meets two other call center managers: Charlie, who gives him advice over lunch, and later Tonya, who immediately shows an interest in him. 
2 "The Measure of a Manmeet" Victor Nelli, Jr.Paul A. Kaplan & Mark TorgoveSeptember 30, 2010 (2010-09-30)5.85[4]
Management tasks Todd with evaluating his team, and laying off an employee due to low revenues. Gupta believes that he will be the one laid off as he incorrectly lip-reads Rajiv and Todd's conversation. Todd is invited by Manmeet to a hotel to eat steak and quickly befriends him. Todd finds out that the reason why revenue is down is because Manmeet flirts with his customers instead of selling products. He confronts Manmeet, who uses his flirtatiousness to sell more novelties and increasing revenue, so no one needs to be laid off. 
3 "Party of Five"
"Party of 5"
Gail MancusoRobert BordenOctober 7, 2010 (2010-10-07)5.22[5]
Todd and Charlie plan a double date with Asha and Tonya, only to have Gupta tag along. 
4 "Jolly Vindaloo Day" Victor Nelli, Jr.Linda Videtti FigueiredoOctober 14, 2010 (2010-10-14)5.40[6]
Rajiv attempts to keep Todd out of the office while his potential father-in-law visits. Some of the employees deal with harassment from the A-Team. 
5 "Touched by an Anglo" Ken KwapisMichael PennieOctober 21, 2010 (2010-10-21)4.95[7]
A shipment of sexual novelties leads to a seminar on sexual harassment. Someone calls the company hot-line to file a complaint against Todd. 
6 "Bolloween" Michael LehmannSonny Lee & Patrick WalshOctober 28, 2010 (2010-10-28)5.94[8]
Todd explains Halloween to the employees, and throws a party to get closer to Asha. 
7 "Truly, Madly, Pradeeply" Victor Nelli, Jr.Michael LoftusNovember 4, 2010 (2010-11-04)5.74[9]
As Asha's arranged marriage process moves forward, Manmeet helps Todd infiltrate her list of potential suitors. Rajiv attempts to end Gupta's new-found enticement with chewing paan
8 "Home for the Diwalidays" Linda MendozaVera SantamariaNovember 11, 2010 (2010-11-11)5.48[10]
Todd wonders why everyone is well-dressed and finds out it is Diwali. He asks Management if he can give his employees time off for it and is denied. Todd decides to let them leave, and handle the calls himself, while Tonya tries to invite for a few drinks he declines and says he has to work. She suggests he put the call center on voicemail, they have sex in the break room table but is caught by Asha; who comes back to the office to help Todd out. Meanwhile, Rajiv buys a Sari for his fiancee that gets burned by fireworks and he ends up buying an overpriced sari from Madhuri 
9 "Temporary Monsanity" Reggie HudlinLaura GutinNovember 18, 2010 (2010-11-18)5.43[11]
Todd pressures the employees in attempt to win the Black Friday sales competition. Charlie challenges Gupta and Manmeet to a game of laser tag. 
10 "Homesick to My Stomach" John PutchDavid Gross & Greg LisbeDecember 2, 2010 (2010-12-02)5.32[12]
Todd gets homesick watching his friends on webcam do a tailgate party for their football team. He learns from Charlie that he can watch his favorite football team's game at a local restaurant that has satellite TV. Todd is seen wearing a custom Chief's football jersey, buys a coconut and pretends to score a touchdown. Asha spots him, they talk and he eats the street food she just bought. Asha reminds him he is not used to that kind of dirty food and gets sick before the football game. After a few visits to the toilet he is carried out of the office by Charlie to the restaurant with Manmeet. At the restaurant Todd misses the game spending much time in the toilet both sick and homesick. Rajiv assumes managerial control when Todd becomes ill from street food. Madhuri, Asha, Charlie, Manmeet and Gupta visit Todd after work to have a tailgating party of their own. 
11 "A Sitar is Born" John ScottGeetika LizardiJanuary 20, 2011 (2011-01-20)3.95[13]
Todd overhears Madhuri sing in the bathroom and tries to coax her into singing in a local talent show. Gupta misunderstands Todd and volunteers himself as lead. 
12 "Sari, Charlie" Victor Nelli, Jr.Luvh RakheJanuary 27, 2011 (2011-01-27)4.13[14]
Charlie discovers Todd and Tonya's relationship when he catches them kissing. Corporate informs Rajiv that the employees will be reviewing him. 
13 "Training Day" Victor Nelli, Jr.Pete HolmesFebruary 3, 2011 (2011-02-03)3.74[15]
Todd rewards his workers with a retreat. Tonya tries to help Charlie find a date. 
14 "The Todd Couple" Reggie HudlinAmit BhallaFebruary 10, 2011 (2011-02-10)3.61[16]
Todd suspends Gupta from work after he becomes angry with callers. Manmeet tries to juggle two online Valentine's Day dates. 
15 "Guess Who's Coming to Delhi" Matt ShakmanTerry MulroyFebruary 17, 2011 (2011-02-17)3.20[17]
Todd is worried about how the workers will behave when his boss visits the call center. Charlie gets in trouble for being culturally insensitive. 
16 "Take This Punjab and Shove It" Dennie GordonRobert BordenFebruary 24, 2011 (2011-02-24)3.27[18]
When an employee quits, Todd jumps on the opportunity to hire someone new, only to have his recruit poached by someone close to him. Gupta finds himself in financial trouble as a result of him moving out of his parent's house into his own apartment, and must find a way to clear the dues. 
17 "Todd's Holi War" Victor Nelli, Jr.Michael PennieMarch 17, 2011 (2011-03-17)3.59[19]
Todd discovers another company is hogging the air conditioning, leaving Mid-American Novelties to suffer through the heatwave. Meanwhile, Rajiv struggles to find an original way to propose to his girlfriend. 
18 "Gupta's Hit & Manmeet's Missus" Troy MillerMark Torgrove & Paul A. KaplanMarch 24, 2011 (2011-03-24)3.61[20]
Manmeet makes a video to send to his girlfriend Ashlynn in New York. Meanwhile, there is trouble between Gupta and Rajiv when Gupta accuses Rajiv of hitting him. World Wrestling Entertainment wrestler The Great Khali appears in a cameo. 
19 "Charlie Curries a Favor From Todd" Kevin DowlingLinda Videtti FigueiredoApril 7, 2011 (2011-04-07)2.91[21]
Todd hires Charlie to work for Mid America Novelties. Rajiv attempts a scam, to get money for his honeymoon. 
20 "Mama Sutra" Alex HardcastlePatrick Walsh & Sonny LeeApril 14, 2011 (2011-04-14)3.50[22]
Tonya's mom comes to India and hooks up with Charlie while Todd and Tonya butt heads over Asha; Madhuri tells Gupta his lifeline is short, leading him to undergo a karmic cleanse. 
21 "Rajiv Ties the Baraat (Part 1)" Victor Nelli, Jr.Michael LoftusMay 5, 2011 (2011-05-05)3.14[23]
Todd throws Rajiv a bachelor party; Manmeet nervously awaits his American girlfriend's arrival. 
22 "Rajiv Ties the Baraat (Part 2)" Victor Nelli, Jr.Story: Charlie Hornsby
Teleplay: Vera Santamaria
May 12, 2011 (2011-05-12)2.99[24]
Rajiv worries the wedding may be called off, then considers doing so himself; Manmeet is not on the same relationship page as his girlfriend. 


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