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<p>&quot;Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit&quot;&nbsp;will be one of 20 songs on the &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother&quot;&nbsp;soundtrack.</p>

"Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit" will be one of 20 songs on the "How I Met Your Mother" soundtrack.

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'How I Met Your Mother' soundtrack coming in September

Songs by/about Robin Sparkles, suits, Puzzles, and more

In general, asking questions of the "How I Met Your Mother" creators at press tour is a fool's errand. Because of how they've designed the show, and because they've decided they want to preserve every secret, Craig Thomas and Carter Bays have made an art of coming to press tour events, not saying anything, and apologizing for doing so. And with CBS being "pretty optimistic" about closing a deal for a ninth season (i.e., one past the upcoming one that everyone assumed would end the series), Thomas and Bays have to be even more mum than ever.

(We can discuss the ramifications of a ninth season if/when that happens. All I'll say now is that if Thomas and Bays stick to their original plan for the eighth season and do something different for the ninth, it could work, but if they just wind up elongating the season 8 story arc over twice as many episodes, it will be... ungood.)

But at CBS' press tour party, Thomas actually had some concrete show info he could reveal for once:

After many years of many goofy, catchy, memorable original songs, "How I Met Your Mother" is finally getting its own soundtrack album.

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<p>Jonathan Banks as Mike on &quot;Breaking Bad.&quot;</p>

Jonathan Banks as Mike on "Breaking Bad."

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Review: 'Breaking Bad' - 'Hazard Pay'

Walt, Jesse and Mike set up their new business, and Skyler surprises Marie

A review of tonight's "Breaking Bad" coming up just as soon as I run down to Costco to get a couple of dehumidifiers...

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"Big Brother"

"Big Brother"

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'Big Brother' recap: Who will Shane nominate for eviction?

The Coaches' Challenge changes everything

So, JoJo's gone, Shane's HOH and Danielle is feeling lucky. I think she'd like to assist Shane in feeling lucky, as she has overcome her resentment toward JoJo (hey, she's gone, why bother?) and is feeling pretty forgiving toward Shane. Or at least it seems that way after she gives Shane a big, sticky hug. Time for showmance!

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<p>'You're going to make a prequel to WHAT? Ahahahaha...&quot;</p>

'You're going to make a prequel to WHAT? Ahahahaha..."

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Warner Bros. reportedly exploring the idea of a 'Shining' prequel

So... who wants to step into Kubrick's shoes?

For the last few years, we've been hearing about "Doctor Sleep," a sequel to "The Shining" that Stephen King has been working on, with a January 2013 release date still rumored for it.  The idea that Dan Torrence is now middle-aged sort of makes me want to jump off a building, but it makes perfect story sense that King would want to return to the character and check in on him.  After all, he had to have been marked by the extraordinary events of "The Shining," and he wasn't exactly a normal kid to begin with.

What I'm not as sold on upon first hearing about it is a potential sequel to "The Shining."  I guess the Overlook Hotel has been around for a long time, and terrible things have certainly happened there over the years, but I'm wondering why "prequel" continues to be the go-to default position for studios looking to squeeze a little extra life out of something.  By now, I think even the most accepting audiences have realized that most prequels are creative dead-ends where there's very little chance for dramatic engagement precisely because we already know what comes afterwards.

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<p>Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller are Watson and Holmes in &quot;Elementary.&quot;</p>

Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller are Watson and Holmes in "Elementary."

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Press Tour 2012: 'Elementary' team talks 'Sherlock' comparisons and (lack of) sexual tension

Don't expect Jonny Lee Miller's Holmes and Lucy Liu's Watson to hook up

Rob Doherty, the creator of the new CBS Sherlock Holmes drama "Elementary," noted of his main character, "Because Sherlock lives in the public domain, he's been through many hands. And I think that if so many people couldn't put their spins on it, I don't know that he exists in the popular culture the way he does."

There have, indeed, been over 200 films based on Arthur Conan Doyle's stories about the great detective and his partner, Dr. Watson. But there's one filmed adaptation in particular that has been dogging "Elementary" a bit leading up to its premiere: the BBC's "Sherlock."

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<p>This was Nina Tassler at the CBS Upfronts presentation in May.</p>

This was Nina Tassler at the CBS Upfronts presentation in May.

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Press Tour 2012 Live-Blog: CBS Executive Session with Nina Tassler

CBS is still TV's most watched network, so expect resting on laurels

BEVERLY HILLS - The combination of a late night for the Television Critics Association -- we presented our awards -- plus CBS' relative paucity of new programming has led to a late-ish start on Sunday, July 29.

It's also likely to lead to yet another relatively uneventful Executive Session with CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler.

Click through for the celebration of CBS' continued place as TV's most-watched network. And more...

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<p>Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller are Watson and Holmes in CBS' &quot;Elementary.&quot;</p>

Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller are Watson and Holmes in CBS' "Elementary."

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A day in the life of press tour '12: CBS

Sherlock Holmes, a Jersey girl from England and Jeff Probst

Good morning, all. Now that the TCA Awards are all done with, it's time to get back to the more typical business of press tour. Today we welcome the last of the Big Four broadcast networks, with a full day of CBS panels. Here's a quick run-down to give you a sense of what a day on tour looks like. After this we have a combined CW/Showtime day tomorrow, a day of set visits on Tuesday, and then various cable channels on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. (HBO is paneling "The Newsroom" on Wednesday, which should be... interesting.)

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<p>&quot;Homeland&quot;&nbsp;star Claire Danes interrupted her boss' TCA&nbsp;Awards acceptance speech because she'd forgotten to do something in her own.</p>

"Homeland" star Claire Danes interrupted her boss' TCA Awards acceptance speech because she'd forgotten to do something in her own.

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Highlights from the TCA Awards

Bryan Cranston, David Letterman and Louis C.K. provided big laughs, and Claire Danes got a do-over

Good morning, all. Last night was my favorite night of press tour: the TCA Awards (the winners are here), which featured among its highlights:

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<p>Mariah Carey's first &quot;American Idol&quot; promo pictures&nbsp;</p>

Mariah Carey's first "American Idol" promo pictures 

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Music Power Rankings: Mariah Carey comes out on top over Carly Rae Jepsen

We also give a nod to pure Olympic gold

1. Mariah Carey: Mimi is confirmed as Jennifer Lopez’s replacement as a judge on “American Idol” for a reported $18 million payday. Production may have to shift to midnight to meet this night owl’s schedule, but she is a great choice. Britney Spears feels underpaid.

2. Carly Rae Jepsen: As “Call Me Maybe” spends another week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the longest running No. 1 by a Canadian female (even Celine!), Jepsen gets some sweet, watery love from the U.S. Olympic swim team.

3. Emeli Sande: She’s already a star in the U.K., but her performance during the Olympics’ opening ceremony kicked her from “bubbling under” to “next big thing” status in the U.S. Welcome the new "It" girl (If you didn't see it since NBC cut it out, check it out on the web).

4. “The Voice”: Whoever is booking the mentors for the talent contest deserves a thumbs up and for everyone to turn their chair around in approval. Should “The Voice” ever decide to spin off another edition, it’s got your new set of coaches right here: Mary J. Blige, Michael Buble, Rob Thomas and Billie Joe Armstrong.

5. Universal Music Group: It moves another step closer to finalizing its acquisition of EMI after EMI’s chief Roger Faxon details what the company will sell off in order to meet European Commission approval...and it’s a lot.

6. Jason Aldean:
Is it selling out if you change the name of the beer you’re already giving a free plug to in your song to one that will pay you money to name it instead? In 1992, yes. In 2012, it’s called good business.

7. Elton John:  Reg Dwight tops the U.K. charts for first time in more than 20 years with “Good Morning To the Night,” his collaboration with Pnau, an Australian electronica duo he allowed to play with his catalog.

8. Nas: Life is truly good for the rapper as his newest set, “Life Is Good” becomes his sixth to top the Billboard 200 and his ninth to top Billboard’s R&B album chart.

9. Madonna: The Material Girl is having a tough time of it. Even after the live streams for free an intimate show from Paris, fans complain that the concert wasn’t enough. For someone who has always loved to court controversy, between getting called out for the swastikas, the guns and the flashing, maybe she’s finally realized that not all press is good press, even when they spell MDNA right.

10. The Jackson Family:
Really? Haven’t Michael Jackson’s kids been through enough. Take it off Twitter, take it out of the public arena. I know it’s never really been required of you, but act like adults.

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<p>Is Theon Greyjoy celebrating the &quot;Game of Thrones&quot;&nbsp;win at the TCA&nbsp;Awards?</p>

Is Theon Greyjoy celebrating the "Game of Thrones" win at the TCA Awards?

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'Game of Thrones,' 'Homeland,' 'Louie' and 'Breaking Bad' win TCA Awards

Television Critics Association also honors '60 Minutes,' 'Downton Abbey' and 'Cheers'

"Game of Thrones" doesn't seem like one of the favorites for the drama series Emmy, but it won the biggest prize tonight at the Television Critics Association Awards.

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<p>Kurt Sutter in his &quot;Sons of Anarchy&quot;&nbsp;role as Big Otto.</p>

Kurt Sutter in his "Sons of Anarchy" role as Big Otto.

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Press Tour 2012: 'Sons of Anarchy' panel live-blog

What will Kurt Sutter and friends have to say about season 5?

FX has had a very busy day today here at press tour, with panels for "Louie," talk shows involving Russell Brand and W. Kumau Bell, and the new comedy "Legit." I'm going to live-blog the day's final panel, featuring Kurt Sutter and the actors of "Sons of Anarchy." The motorcycle club drama's fifth season debuts on Tuesday, September 11 at 10 p.m.

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<p>Louis C.K. on &quot;Louie.&quot;</p>

Louis C.K. on "Louie."

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FX renews 'Louie' for season 4

FX also orders another batch of 'BrandX with Russell Brand'

Among the announcements made during FX president John Landgraf's press tour executive session was the decision by the network to order a fourth season of "Louie." 

The network also ordered an additional seven episodes of Russell Brand's talk show "BrandX," to debut in the fall. Landgraf said there would be creative changes to the series, which will be paneled later today at press tour.

Though ratings for "Louie" have never been enormous, it's done very well in critical acclaim and Emmy nominations, and the deal FX has with Louis C.K. — he gets a drastically smaller budget than a normal cable comedy in exchange for complete creative control — makes financial sense for the network.

During the panel, I asked Landgraf if he would like to cut a "Louie"-style deal with another creator. He said he would love to, and has even had inquiries about it from the Hollywood community, but the problem so far is in finding someone who can do all the jobs C.K. does, since he stars, writes, directs, works on the music and, until this season, did all the editing. He cited "Legit," an upcoming FX sitcom starring Australian comedian Jim Jefferies, where Jefferies does some writing, but needed help from a pair of other veteran comedy producers.

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