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Originally published Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:30 AM

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Thursday TV Picks: ‘The Spoils of Babylon’ on IFC

TV picks for Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, include “The Spoils of Babylon” on IFC, “Parks and Recreation” on NBC and “Under the Gunn” on Lifetime.

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‘The Spoils of Babylon’

Haley. Joel. Osment. Let me say that again. Haley Joel Osment. Yes, the kid from “The Sixth Sense” is all grown up and part of this epic miniseries parody from the creators of the “Funny or Die” website. The cast is full of crazy/comic talent, including Jessica Alba, Will Ferrell, Val Kilmer, Tobey Maguire, Tim Robbins, Michael Sheen and Kristen Wiig. 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, on IFC (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff or on Twitter @dougknoop

Also on Thursday

“The 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards,” 8 p.m. (The CW): Honoring cinematic achievements.

“Parks and Recreation,” 8:30 p.m. (NBC): Leslie and Ben start new jobs; Donna, April and Andy prank Ben; Tom readies himself for a big presentation; Ann and Chris consider the future.

“Midsomer Murders,” 9 p.m. (KCTS): The deaths of two heirs lead to long-lost family secrets.

“Chopped Canada,” 9 p.m. (Food): Four chefs find themselves in a pickle; one chef gets the cold shoulder; a boozy basket yields two spectacular desserts.

“Under the Gunn,” 9 p.m. (Lifetime): A group of designers compete to catch the eye of the mentors in a six-hour challenge; the tables are turned on the mentors.

“Crazy Hearts: Nashville,” 10 p.m. (A&E): Lee wants to make an important statement at her birthday party; Heather looks into Hannah’s affairs; drunken Jimmy sends a romantic text message to April; Billups’ drinking could ruin his second chance with Amy.

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