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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.

The changes were made in an effort to leverage the success of America's Got Talent, NBC Chairman Jeff Gaspin said at the Television Critics Association fall TV previews. Parenthood will now premiere after Talent's penultimate episode on Tuesday, Sept. 14, while a sneak preview of Outlaw gets the plum spot after the Talent finale the following night. Outlaw will still air in its original timelslot on Friday, Sept. 17 at 10/9c.

The Apprentice's two-hour premiere has been bumped up a week to Sept. 16 at 9/8c. Meanwhile, Law & Order: Los Angeles' debut has been pushed back a week to Sept. 29 at 10/9c. A two-hour premiere of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit will fill the extra hour on Sept. 22.

The breakdown of the airdates is below.

Tuesday, Sept. 14
10/9c Parenthood


Wednesday, Sept. 15
10/9c Outlaw
(series preview)

Thursday, Sept. 16
9/8c The Apprentice

Friday, Sept. 17
10/9c Outlaw (premiere in normal timeslot)  

Wednesday, Sept. 22
9/8c Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Wednesday, Sept. 29
10/9c Law & Order: Los Angeles