[05/03/13 - 11:16 PM] Development Update: Friday, May 3 Updates include: Haley Joel Osment boards IFC's "The Spoils of Babylon"; TLC renews "Welcome to Myrtle Manor"; and Billy Crystal eyes small screen return.
[04/29/13 - 11:13 PM] Development Update: Monday, April 29 Updates include: Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig to star in IFC's "The Spoils of Babylon"; ABC greenlights "Sing Your Face Off"; and Starz opens writers' room for "Outlander."
ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its second season on 7/10/15; has yet to be renewed for a third season
DESCRIPTION: (from IFC's press release, May 2015) IFC today announced The Spoils Before Dying will premiere in its full cinematic glory as a three-night comedy miniseries event Wednesday, July 8, Thursday, July 9 and Friday, July 10. Two half-hour episodes of the six part miniseries will air each evening starting at 9:00pm ET/PT on IFC. Written in a fit of youthful intoxication by legendary author turned director Eric Jonrosh (Will Ferrell), The Spoils Before Dying is a debaucherous pulp-noir murder mystery set in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles' jazz scene. It follows Rock Banyon (Michael Kenneth Williams) as he becomes the prime suspect in the double murder of his occasional lover Fresno Foxglove (Maya Rudolph) who is found dead with another man. Panicked, Rock splits for Mexico where he reunites with his one-time big band singer Delores DeWinter (Kristen Wiig). With 72-hours to clear his name or fry in the electric chair, Rock and Delores embark on a dangerous quest for the truth that takes them into an abyss of sex, drugs, betrayal, and of course, jazz. While his world crumbles, Rock's hard-charging manager Alistair St. Barnaby (Haley Joel Osment) pressures him to record a mainstream jazz album.