As if convening a 12-step meeting, NBC executives began their presentation at the Television Critics Association fall TV previews by reciting some of the basic truths of their network's current situation.
"We recognize some of the mistakes we've made over the last few years. We put more money in development and we believe in our projects," Jeff Gaspin, the chairman of NBC Entertainment, said Friday.
Among the session's news tidbits:
NBC is bumping up the premiere dates of several of its shows, including returning sophomore hit Parenthood and the Jimmy Smits-fronted legal drama Outlaw, the network announced Friday.