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Coming to NBC: new shows about a superhero and customer service reps

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 29th 2010 3:22PM
NBC logoNBC seems to be picking up a lot of pilots lately, and here are two more. Cape is about a cop who decides to become a superhero so he can clear his name and get back together with his son. It's written by Tom Wheeler and will be produced by Lloyd Braun and Gail Berman. I'm surprised they didn't just add the character to Heroes. He could have been Matt's old partner or something.

Outsourced
is about a guy who is transferred to India to become head of a customer service department. It's based on a movie from a few years ago. Office director Ken Kwapis is going to direct the pilot.

On a side note, I chuckle every time I see the name Lloyd Braun attached to a project. That was the name of the character on Seinfeld who gave George all sorts of problems. He was named after the real Braun. I picture him at his desk, chewing weird gum, making decisions about TV shows.

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May 02 2011 at 4:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sir Yuck-Yuck

NBC = yawn

January 30 2010 at 5:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cadnot

Wow NBC with a new idea, NOT!!
Have a look at "Mumbai Calling" a British-Indian comedy series, starring Sanjeev Bhaskar as Kenny, a British-born Indian, who is transferred to Mumbai to run the Teknobable call centre in Mumbai.

Funnily enough Elf you could be on the money, this series was made on location in India to save cash.

The pilot was better than the series as it was more of a spit & sawdust call centre than the more upmarket one in the series.

January 29 2010 at 6:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
emassoni

I'm interested to see how the Outsourced pilot turns out. I enjoyed the movie but I feel like a TV show will end up being like The Office with Indian people more culture-shock type humor. Also, I'm worried about how authentic the producers will be with regards to Indian culture.

January 29 2010 at 6:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sara

Wow, are the executives at NBC just throwing darts at potential pilots and green-lighting whatever story they hit? Three lawyer/legal shows (counting "Rex"), clones of shows they already produce and remakes of shows that were best left un-remade. Thank god for Cable and more original programming.

January 29 2010 at 5:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
scott

SERENITY NOW!!!!!!!!!

January 29 2010 at 3:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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