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India Is Different Than Us

By Seth Freilich | Trade News | May 10, 2010 | Comments ()


But I also can't imagine "The Event" will be any worse than "Outsourced," the hilarious new comedy about a novelty company that sells whoopee cushions and wallets made of bacon (and here I though bacon could do no wrong) which has its call center outsourced to India. And when Todd Dempsy is transferred to India to teach the new employees "in all things American," hi-jinx ensue. I think this photo from NBC's press release tells us all we need to know:

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I don't know about you, but I can't wait wait for the one-two punch of hilarious American stereotype uppercuts followed by Indian stereotype roundhouses.

Finally, there's "Love Bites," and the Entertainment Weekly and Variety critics are licking their lips at the hilarious punny review titles waiting in the wings. Starring Becki Newton (a former crush of mine from "Ugly Betty") and Jordana Sprio (from something called "My Boys"), the show "is an hour-long romantic comedy anthology series featuring three loosely connected, modern stories of love, sex, marriage and dating," with each episode containing "multiple vignettes, all illuminating the theme of love with an edgy, irreverent spin." The pilot has an interestingly mixed guest cast of good (Craig Robinson, Larry Wilmore), decent (Greg Grunbug, Lindsay Price) and breasts (Jennifer Love Hewitt). The show comes from a new television division of Working Title Films, which is the U.K. production company responsible for Love Actually, Bridget Jones's Diary and Four Weddings and a Funeral, which really tells us how this show is going to play out, right? TK will love it, Dustin will hate it, and husbands/boyfriends around the globe will be forced by their women-folk to watch it for the four weeks it's on the air before NBC ceremoniously dumps it for another installment of "Our Latest Crap Pseudo Reality/Game Show."



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