Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge Premieres Tuesday, March 25 at 10/9c On Syfy!

Images courtesy of Syfy
Images courtesy of Syfy

Brian Henson - Jim Henson Creature Shop Challenge - Syfy
I’m pretty sure that most of you that visit the Retroist regularly are well aware of how much a fan I am of the late great Jim Henson and not only the beautiful art he created but the company he formed, that we are lucky enough still entertains us today. So I hope you’ll understand my excitement when our friends at Syfy sent over this trailer for their upcoming reality show “Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge”, that will debut on the Syfy channel on March 25th!

The show itself will feature ten challengers who are attempting to gain first prize which is worth up to $100,000 but also gain a contract working at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. The judges on the show are Brian Henson (Labyrinth, Chairman of Henson Company and Creature Shop), Beth Hathaway (Jurassic Park, The Walking Dead), Kirk R. Thatcher (Return of the Jedi, Gremlins, E.T.) with Gigi Edgley (Chiana of Farscape) serving as host.

The contestants will also have the aid of Peter Brooke (The Storyteller, Where The Wild Things Are), John Criswell (Critters, Dinosaurs), and Julie Zobel (Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock) on hand to serve as mentors to the challengers.

Henson Workshop - Syfy

To read more about the series hop on over to Syfy by following the link provided up top but don’t forget to jump on over to the show’s official Facebook Page and give them a like!


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