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IFC Orders a 'Spoils of Babylon' Sequel Called 'The Spoils Before Dying'

IFC announced in a press release today that they've ordered a sequel to Matt Piedmont and Andrew Steele's Funny or Die epic miniseries parody The Spoils of Babylon. Titled The Spoils Before Dying, the six-episode series is set to premiere in summer 2015 and will follow author/director/writer Eric Jonrosh (played by Will Ferrell)'s first best-selling novel that "will take viewers into the seedy underbelly of the 1950s jazz scene, in a detective story positively buzzing with erotic charge. It follows a jazz pianist turned private eye who becomes embroiled in a murder investigation that spins out of control and leads him down paths – romantic and otherwise – [...]

The Opening Credit Sequence for 'The Spoils of Babylon' Is Amazing

Here's the opening sequence and theme song for IFC's new epic miniseries parody The Spoils of Babylon, which premieres tomorrow night at 10:00PM. Hopefully Dirk Snowfield and Lauoreighiya Samcake get more dramatic roles after this, because it looks like they've accomplished a true work of art here.

Watch a New Trailer for 'The Spoils of Babylon' from IFC and Funny or Die

IFC just released this, the second trailer for their new series The Spoils of Babylon. Starring Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig, Tim Robbins, Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Sheen, and David Spade, with cameos from Will Ferrell, Spoils of Babylon is a parody of epic '80s miniseries. The show comes from Funny or Die and creators Andrew Steele and Matt Piedmont (Casa de mi Padre). It starts up on IFC January 9th.

Check out the first trailer for the show below:

Talking to Matt Piedmont About 'The Spoils of Babylon' and 'Saturday Night Live'

What began as a joke Matt Piedmont thought of in a bookstore became the IFC miniseries The Spoils of Babylon, which he co-created and co-wrote with Andrew Steele. Inspired by the epic miniseries of the ‘80s, Spoils has an equally epic cast to match, with Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, Tobey Maguire, Val Kilmer, Haley Joel Osment, and a Carey Mulligan-voiced-mannequin. I recently got the chance to talk to Piedmont about his inspiration for The Spoils of Babylon, directing material he wrote, and writing for Saturday Night Live.

What's On TV This Week: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Host the Golden Globes and 'Parks and Rec' Turns 100

The first full week of 2014 is set to be a particularly exciting one in the comedy TV world. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are returning to host the Golden Globes on Sunday, and if it's anything like their performance last year, this will be the only awards show worth watching in 2014. Poehler's show, Parks and Recreation, is also hitting a big milestone this week with its 100th episode set to air. Poehler co-scripted the episode with the series' co-creator/showrunner Mike Schur.

A handful of new comedies are also set to debut this week. There's IFC's new '80s miniseries parody, The Spoils of Babylon, which was executive [...]

Watch Kristen Wiig and Tobey Maguire in the Trailer for IFC's 'Spoils of Babylon', Coming Jan. 9th

Here's the brand new trailer for The Spoils of Babylon, a new IFC miniseries from Funny or Die. Created by Andrew Steele and Matt Piedmont (Casa de mi Padre), the show is a six-part parody of epic '80s miniseries like The Thorn Birds in the form of an overdramatic adaptation of a novel by Eric Jonrosh (Will Ferrell). Kristen Wiig, Tobey Maguire, Jessica Alba, Tim Robbins, Val Kilmer, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Sheen, Jellybean Howie, and Steve Tom also star. IFC announced today that the show will premiere with two back-to-back episodes on Thursday, January 9th at 10pm.

'The Spoils of Babylon' Review: Kristen Wiig Is the New Queen of 70s Soaps

IFC's Funny Or Die-produced epic miniseries The Spoils of Babylon premiered its first installment last night, and so far it's received mixed reviews from critics. While we'll have to wait until all six episodes air to conclusively judge, the first two episodes both have enough hits (and misses) to get a good feel for what we can expect from former SNL writers Matt Piedmont and Andrew Steele's newest collaboration since 2012's Casa de Mi Padre. Here are three takeaways from the beginnings of this playfully nostalgic, time sweeping, and star-studded saga that's found the perfect home alongside Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Birthday Boys, and Portlandia.

Here's the First Scene of IFC's 'The Spoils of Babylon'

Here's a new clip from the premiere episode of The Spoils of Babylon, IFC's epic miniseries parody produced by Funny or Die, featuring oil tycoon Jonas Morehouse (Tim Robbins) as well as a forbidden love scene between his daughter Cynthia (Kristen Wiig) and adopted son Devon (Tobey Maguire). IFC will premiere The Spoils of Babylon with two back-to-back half-hour episodes on Thursday, January 9th at 10:00PM, so get ready for much more hot economy talk in 2014.

Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer, and More Join Will Ferrell's IFC Show 'Spoils of Babylon'

The cast of Funny or Die's new IFC series The Spoils of Babylon keeps getting more and more impressive. The network announced today that Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer, Tim Robbins, and Michael Sheen are joining the cast, which already includes Kristen Wiig, Tobey Maguire, Haley Joel Osment, and Will Ferrell. A parody of epic '80s miniseries like The Thorn Birds and Winds of War, the six-episode show is in production now and is expected to debut in early 2014. It's being written by Andrew Steele and directed by Matt Piedmont, the team behind Ferrell's Casa de mi Padre, and produced by Ferrell and partner-in-crime Adam McKay via their company Funny or Die. Here's a [...]