NBC Heads East with Outsourced

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NBC is developing “Outsourced,” an India-set comedy project to be directed and executive produced by Ken Kwapis based on the indie comedy of the same name.

The single-camera project centers on a customer service manager in Seattle whose department is outsourced to India, and he goes there to train his replacement. The project explores the clash of the Western and Indian cultures and chronicles the manager’s romance with a local woman.

Outsourced screenwriters George Wing (50 First Dates) and John Jeffcoat are on board to pen the pilot script. They also will executive produce with Kwapis and the film’s producers, Tom Gorai and David Skinner. Alexandra Beattie will serve as co-executive producer.

Kwapis and Beattie’s In Cahoots and Universal Media Studios are producing the comedy.