TLC orders new 'Mall Cops: Mall of America' reality series
By Christopher Rocchio, 11/20/2009
Paul Blart: Mall Cop has apparently inspired a reality series.
TLC announced it has ordered Mall Cops: Mall of America, a new reality series that will document the work of the security team at the heavily-trafficked Mall of America.
Each episode will follow the security team as they protect the Bloomington, MN-based mall -- which is the country's largest at 4.2 million square feet. It contains more than 500 stores, a seven-acre indoor theme park, 1.2 million gallon aquarium, secondary school, and wedding chapel.
TLC has ordered 12 half-hour episodes of Mall Cops: Mall of America, which is based on the one-hour special of the same name that aired earlier this fall and averaged 1.2 million total viewers.
The series is being produced by September Films, with Peter Davey and Sheldon Lazarus serving as executive producers.
The Columbia Pictures film Paul Blart: Mall Cop was released this past January and starred Kevin James.