NEWS ROUNDUP: Anne Hathaway Used EMMERDALE To Master Yorkshire Accent, LYING GAME Up In Ratings

Anne Hathaway loves British soap EMMERDALE
Anne Hathaway has said she turned to British soap EMMERDALE in an attempt to master a Yorkshire accent for her new film One Day.

"It was really hard," she admitted. "I worked with a dialect coach and in the evenings I watched Emmerdale a lot. It was certainly helpful with the accent, that's for sure."

"EMMERDALE's great," she told the AP at the One Day premiere in London yesterday evening. "We don't have programs like that in America so it was actually quite exotic for me."

THE LYING GAME up slightly in ratings for second episode
The show scored another 0.5 adults 18-49 rating, steady versus last week, but was up 84,000 viewers to 1.47 million.

NBC Buys 1980s Wrestling Drama Produced By Dwayne Johnson And Jerry Bruckheimer
NBC is getting in the ring with a put pilot commitment to a drama about the 1980s professional wrestling boom that is executive produced by one of the biggest ’90s wrestling stars, Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock. The fictional drama set in the world of wrestling in the ’80s hails from Bruckheimer TV, marking a departure from the company’s signature brand of procedurals.

Three Days Left to Bid for Television Memorabilia, VIP Tickets, and Behind-the-Scenes Set Visits Benefiting the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation
Items from DAYS and Y&R are included.

Australia: Making drama from male angst
PACKED TO THE RAFTERS delivers a heady brew of male angst, anxiety and melodrama.

Syfy Sets SANCTUARY Return Date, Finales for EUREKA, ALPHAS, HAVEN and W13
SANCTUARY returns October 7. EUREKA ends Season 4.5 on Sept. 19; ALPHAS finishes its freshman run on Sept. 26; HAVEN ties up Season 2 on Sept. 30; and WAREHOUSE 13 closes the door on its third cycle with a two-hour episode airing Oct. 3.

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