Funny or Die
People like soaps. People also like to make fun of soaps. IFC wants to give the people what they like with The Spoils of Babylon, a six-part miniseries produced by Funny or Die.
Referencing the epic sagas of Dynasty, Dallas, and The Thorn Birds, The Spoils of Babylon will follow the exploits of the powerful Morehouse family.
Jonas Morehouse (Tim Robbins) is a wealthy oil magnate, whose daughter Cynthia (Kristen Wiig) is in love with her adopted brother Devon (Tobey Maguire). Adding to the drama is Cynthia’s calculating son Winston (Haley Joel Osment), who’s out for his own gain. After a falling out, Devon begins an affair with a scientist named Dixie (Jessica Alba), adding to Cynthia’s woes. READ MORE
The family that's funny together, stays together — that means the Ripa-Consuelos clan will be making us chuckle as a unit for quite some time to come! Check out Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' hilarious Funny or Die video, The Bensonhurst Spelling Bee With Kelly Ripa, featuring The Sopranos' Lorraine Bracco and Tony Sirrico.
The comedy short, which has Consuelos trying to adjust to, shall we say, "unique" spelling choices at his offspring's predominantly Italian, middle school spelling bee, introduces the next generation of the Consuelos acting dynasty, the couple's 14-year-old son Michael Consuelos! These three need a sitcom, STAT! Watch the clip below: