Saturday, September 25, 2010

Prime Time is Now Brown Time.

*Update* How could I forget? This isn't a complete listing of desis on Amrikan tv without the inclusion of Kunal Nayyar who plays genius physicist on The Big Bang Theory. My apologies for the omission! With the debut of the new fall lineup this side of the Pond, we see for the first time an absolute proliferation of desippearances. I mean, it's been real these last couple of years with funnyman Aziz Ansari on Parks and Recreation, the lovely Emmy-winning Archie Panjabi on The Good Wife, Maulik Pancholy as the smarmy butt-kisser on 30 Rock, and of course the ever-quirky Danny Pudi on Community. Oh and don't worry, Aasif Mandvi, I certainly didn't forget your informed news reporting for The Daily Show. Adriane over at MTV Iggy has an insightful report on the newest kids on the primetime block: Nirvana, The Kumars, and Outsourced and what she calls the "Slumdog Effect". I haven't caught any of these yet (though I've seen plenty of promos for Outsourced and I have to wonder how those writers will come up with enough material for an entire season), but let's see how they do!

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