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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Syfy announces NEW Reality Series in Development from The Jim Henson Company, "The Jim Henson Creature Shop"

Syfy, the NBCUniversal-owned cable network used its upfront platform to debut a robust slate of scripted and unscripted offerings, including projects from The Jim Henson Company.

Syfy announced an ambitious slate of scripted and reality efforts as it prepares to present its fare to Madison Avenue advertisers tonight.
Included from The Jim Henson Company was the previously announced shortform entry "Darkfall".

When, without warning, modern forms of power and technology become a thing of the past, Los Angeles, and the world at large, becomes a place where magic rules and life as we know it is turned upside down. Writers: Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris (Kung Fu Panda, Sleeper Cell). A production of The Jim Henson Company and Universal Cable Productions.

However the BIG announement coming out of this is the NEW Reality Series
in development, "The Jim Henson Creature Shop".

Here is a brief description of this series...

For generations the craftsmen at The Jim Henson Creature Shop have brought to life imaginative, lovable and memorable characters that have enthralled audiences around the world.
Now, aspiring creature makers will have an opportunity to win the job of a lifetime—an apprenticeship with the Creature Shop. Teams of amateur creators will face off to build elaborate and awe-inspiring creatures, ranging from animatronic monsters and fantastical puppets, to life-like beasts and beyond!
Creations are judged by Brian Henson – son of Jim Henson and Chairman to the Henson empire – along with top industry experts.
Executive producers: Brian Henson (The Jim Henson Company) and Joseph Freed.

Will have more on this amazing reality series once it becomes available!

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