The Movie Network Presents World-Changing IFC Comedy THE SPOILS OF BABYLON Beginning Jan. 9 at 10 p.m. ET

- Featuring Jessica Alba, Will Ferrell, Jellybean Howie, Val Kilmer, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Haley Joel Osment, Tim Robbins, Michael Sheen, David Spade, Steve Tom, and Kristen Wiig -

- Funny or Die produced miniseries airs exclusively on TMN in Canada, premiering day-and-date with IFC in the U.S. -

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TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Get ready for the most-anticipated television event of the century, as THE SPOILS OF BABYLON premieres in Canada on The Movie Network on Jan. 9 at 10 p.m. ET, day-and-date with IFC in the States. Based on fictional best-selling novel by famous fictional author Eric Jonrosh, this groundbreaking, genre-defying, six-episode mini-series is a century-spanning saga about the sexy and dramatic lives of a family making a fortune in the oil business that will change television forever. THE SPOILS OF BABYLON features Jessica Alba, Will Ferrell, Jellybean Howie, Val Kilmer, Tobey Maguire, Haley Joel Osment, Tim Robbins, Michael Sheen, Steve Tom and Kristen Wiig with cameos by Molly Shannon and David Spade and the voice of Carey Mulligan.

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Legendary author Eric Jonrosh (Ferrell), the undisputed master of fiction, personally opens and closes each episode of THE SPOILS OF BABYLON, introducing audiences to the storytelling genius behind the brilliant adaptation of his best-selling novel. Chronicling the lives of the Morehouse family, led by Jonas Morehouse (Robbins), his daughter Cynthia (Wiig), and her adopted brother Devon (Maguire), the series takes viewers from the oil fields of Texas to the boardrooms of New York City, through war-torn battlefields and velvet-sheeted bedrooms.

Cynthia and Devon's unbridled and taboo passion for one another cannot be prevented. With Cynthia's evil son Winston (Osment), her put-upon husband Chet Halner (Sheen), and Devon's new love interest Dixie Melonworth (Alba), in addition to the booze, the pills, more passion, more pills and the heartache, viewers are left with a hotbed of emotions about to bubble over. Add in illegal arms deals, international espionage, the Shah of Iran (Ferrell), and two U.S. Army Generals (Kilmer, Steve Tom), THE SPOILS OF BABYLON becomes one of the most epic stories of our time.

THE SPOILS OF BABLYON is produced by Funny or Die and executive produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Matt Piedmont, Andrew Steele, and Nate Young. Steele and Piedmont created and wrote the series, and Piedmont directed.

THE SPOILS OF BABLYON will be available in High Definition on TMN GO and The Movie Network OnDemand.

THE SPOILS OF BABYLON is part of an exclusive deal between Tricon Films & Television and Bell Media for IFC original programming, which airs across Bell's extensive Pay and Specialty TV channels. Series-to-date include COMEDY BANG! BANG! and BUNK, which premiered this past year on The Comedy Network and Much, respectively.




About The Movie Network
The Movie Network is a pay television service available in eastern Canada delivering premiere access to Hollywood hit movies, new and exclusive HBO content, critically acclaimed Showtime series, and first-rate Canadian programming to subscribers. The Movie Network service includes five 24-hour multiplex channels - The Movie Network, HBO Canada, MExcess, MFun! and MFest. All five multiplex channels are simulcast in High Definition and joined by TMN GO, a multi-platform video streaming service; The Movie Network OnDemand, a Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service available in select areas across eastern Canada. The Movie Network is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about The Movie Network is available at

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