Southland

Southland's second-season premiere has been delayed by nearly a month, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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The show, which was originally set to begin new episodes on Friday, Sept. 25, will now kick off its sophomore run on Oct. 23. The move will allow NBC an extra four weeks to promote the show during the very crowded fall premiere season.

The move also saves Southland from competing against the premieres of two other scripted dramas in the Friday-at-9/8c timeslot: Fox's Dollhouse and CBS' Medium.

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NBC will air Dateline in the slot until Southland premieres.