Watch Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge
- 1 Season
A fantastical twist on the reality television competition format, Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge pits ten contestants against each other in building fantastical creatures inspired by science fiction, horror, and fantasy worlds. Using a combination of skills that includes sculpting, animatronics, puppetry, and special effects training, contestants go through a series of challenges that require a broad range of talents. From simple hand puppets to large scale constructions they will build a unique creature based on the specific theme for that episode, and using appropriate materials. At the end of each episode the judges see their creations on stage during a performance and rate them based on the effectiveness of the overall construction along with the originality of the design. Gigi Edgley hosts, and the judges consist of Brian Henson, Beth Hathaway, and Kirk Thatcher. Each contestant is also given a mentor who is an expert staff member of the Creature Workshop. The top prize consists of up to $100,000 and a contract for a job at the Creature Shop.