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When most people think of talking puppets being used in TV shows and movies, the first name that typically comes to mind is Jim Henson, the late puppeteer who invented The Muppets. His name and spirit live on through his company, The Jim Henson Company, which is using this reality series to give 10 contestants the opportunity of a lifetime: a contract working at the legendary Jim Henson's Creature Shop. The hopefuls -- who include a fourth-generation artist, a mask maker with 15 years of creature creation and a few "demons in his closet," and a sculptor who currently works for Walt Disney Imagineering -- face challenges that include tests in sculpting, animatronics and full-body creature creation, with some being inspired by Henson's TV shows and movies. The lead judge is Brian Henson -- Jim's son -- with fabricator Beth Hathaway and creature designer Kirk R. Thatcher also on the judges' panel. Gigi Edgley, who starred on The Jim Henson Company-produced "Farscape," hosts.
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Language: English Release Date: 25 March 2014 Genres: Reality

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What Lies Beneath

The designers must build an original underwater creature for a screen test.

Wed, December 24 2014 10:00AM EST SYFY
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Return of the Skeksis

The designers must re-create Skeksis by sculpting and molding.

Wed, December 24 2014 11:00AM EST SYFY
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Assembly Required

The designers must create a half scrap, half fantasy creature using junkyard materials.

Wed, December 24 2014 12:00PM EST SYFY
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