MTV Gets Musical With The American Mall

By Kelly West 2008-06-15 19:26:24 discussion comments
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It looks like MTVís going to try to cash in on the tween market with their own made-for-TV musical. From the people who exec-produced High School Musical, MTV is set to air The American Mall this August.

The musical will center on Ally (Nina Dobrev), a girl who works at her momís music store at the local mall. Ally has aspirations to become a singer/songwriter and when she meets the dreamy Joey (Rob Mayes), a musician whoís working at the mall as a janitor, it seems as though things are finally coming together. Then Madison (Autumn Reeser), the spoiled daughter of the mallís owner gets involved and messes everything up, putting the music store in jeopardy in the process.

Check out the trailer below and for more information, visit the movieís website. It looks and sounds totally cheesy and definitely geared towards tweens and teens. . Though, itíll be interesting to see if the movie lives up to the standards set by High School Musical. Sure, HSM is totally corny and meant for kids but if thereís one thing it has going for it, itís the giant heaping pile of teen-talent that makes up the cast (plus, I wonít lie Ė the songs are pretty). Iím curious to see if TAM has the same thing going for it.



The American Mall premieres on MTV on Monday, August 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The DVD and soundtrack will be available on Tuesday, August 12th.
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