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Jai Ho! NBC Heads to India for ‘Outsourced’

Pilot Watch 2010: Indie feature finally ready for primetime; Berman/Braun score another pickup

It took a while, but NBC is finally ready to get "Outsourced."

The network today ordered a pilot for a TV version of the 2006 indie feature, with Ken Kwapis ("The Office") on board to direct. "Outsourced" was first given a script order back in fall 2007; since then, Robert Borden ("The Drew Carey Show") came on board to write.

Check out the trailer for the original "Outsourced" here. Plus, keep track of all of today’s pickups — including one from Berman/Braun — updated as they come in:


"Outsourced" (UMS)

W: Robert Borden
EP/D: Ken Kwapis
EP: George Wing, John Jeffcoat

Logline: An office comedy about a recently demoted manager of a novelties company who is shipped off to India to manage a rag tag group of customer service reps.

"The Cape" (UMS/Berman/Braun)

EP/W: Thomas Wheeler
EP: Lloyd Braun, Gail Berman
Logline: A former cop is set up as a criminal and must become "The Cape," a masked hero, to clear his name and reunite with his son.