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Don't hate 'Outsourced' It's affection, not racism, that fuels the humor in the NBC sitcom about a call center in  India. Last pilot season  NBC  made a crazy move. It green-lighted an unlikely new sitcom set in a  Mumbai  call center.  "Outsourced"  was the hippest thing to happen to South Asians in the United  States since Madonna discovered henna. As a writer, I was thrilled to hear about the show, not  only because I'm an American of Indian descent but because I recently lived in Mumbai, helping  my husband run a call center. Let's face it, if my agent couldn't get me an interview on this one, I  might as well move back to Mumbai. As it was, I got a dream job. "Outsourced" debuted to solid reviews from the Los Angeles Times,  the New York Times , Variety and the  Hollywood Reporter . With no big-name stars to draw  viewers, it still ranked as high as No. 2 among the network's scripted programs last fall. Even after  a mid-season move to 10:30 p.m., "Outsourced" remains one of the most DVR'd prime time shows. In my time on the writing staff, I've been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for the show,  especially from members of the South Asian community. Positive comments on  Twitter  after the  show airs heavily outnumber critical ones, and according to the New York Times, even an 
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2012 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Buddin during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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