[04/09/10 - 12:07 AM] Development Update: Friday, April 9 Updates include: MTV books "Jersey Shore's" return date; Jason Gedrick, Jill Hennessey have "Luck" with HBO; and Lizzy Caplan joins "True Love" at CBS.
[04/07/10 - 12:05 AM] Development Update: Wednesday, April 7 Updates include: Lauren Bowles to recur on HBO's "True Blood"; Malinda Williams, Bert Belasco to topline BET comedy pilot; and TLC to revive "American Chopper."
DESCRIPTION: (from MTV's press release, May 2011) MTV treats viewers to extreme suspense in its upcoming original TV movie "The Truth Below," premiering Thursday, June 16th at 10pm ET/PT. The two-hour psychological thriller, starring Gilian Zinser (90210), Reid Ewing (Modern Family), Nick Thurston (Surviving Ophelia), and Ricky Mabe (Zack and Miri Make a Porno) is the sixth original movie from MTV since the network launched its new movie initiative in 2009. In "The Truth Below," a Spring Break snowboarding vacation becomes a terrifying journey for college friends, Jenna (Zinser), Ethan (Ewing), Dante (Thurston) and Liam (Mabe). Their road trip home from the mountain soon turns deadly when a freak accident forces them off the road and buries their car under an avalanche. Trapped with no choice but to wait for rescue and face an unknown fate, the group plays a game in which they reveal secrets they would never otherwise share. They soon discover they not only have to survive the accident, but also each other. The moments dwindle and they are forced to ask themselves "how well do you really know your friends" as their game builds to a shocking conclusion.