[09/19/08 - 07:02 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 19
Updates include: Bravo renews Kathy Griffin's "D-List" for season five; Wade Allain Marcus to visit The CW's "Gossip Girl"; and "Threshold's" David S. Goyer & Brannon Braga bring "Flash Forward" to ABC.

[07/31/08 - 01:55 PM]
Love and Dreams Are Not for Sale MTV Presents a Blockbuster Event for Exclusive Premiere of New Movie Musical "The American Mall" on Monday, August 11 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT
The DVD and soundtrack will be available in stores on Tuesday, August 12 - the day following the premiere on MTV.

[06/10/08 - 03:09 PM]
Get Your Rock On! MTV to Exclusively Premiere New Movie Musical "The American Mall" from Executive Producers of "High School Musical" Monday, August 11 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Plus: "The American Mall" movie DVD and soundtrack will be made available to own on Tuesday, August 12.

[12/21/07 - 06:31 PM]
Development Update: Week of December 17-21
Updates include: AMC expands its development slate, MTV kills "Kaya" and FOX orders "Saint of Circumstance."

telefilm/mini-series in the can
(from MTV's press release) Set in the kind of mall that's always been a home away from home for teens everywhere, "The American Mall" is the story of Ally, a hardworking young woman whose mother has owned a music shop that's been the soul of the mall ever since it opened when Ally was a kid. Ally's singer/songwriter dreams seem to come closer to fruition when she meets Joey, a musician who's moonlighting as a janitor at the mall in order to support his own rock star ambitions. While Joey understands her songs (and heart) like no one else, Ally's happiness and the fate of the music store are threatened when the mall owner's spoiled daughter Madison – who will stop at nothing to get what she wants – becomes involved.
· Al Sapienza as Max Huxley
· Autumn Reeser as Madison Huxley
· Bianca Collins as Mia
· Blythe Auffarth as Alexa
· Bresha Webb as Little Penny
· Brooke Lyons as Dori
· David Baum as Stavros
· Neil Haskell as Drew
· Nina Dobrev as Ally
· Rob Mayes as Rob
· Rodney To as Ben
· Wade Allain-Marcus as Ricky
· Yassmin Alers as Erin
· Arata Matsushima as EP
· Barry Rosenbush as EP
· Bill Borden as PROD
· Jeff Yapp as EP
· Lisa Silfen as EP
· Shawn Ku as DIR
· Terry Spazek as PROD
· mow
· MTV Films