Exclusive: Syfy Enlists Farscape Fave Gigi Edgley to Host Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge

Jim Henson's Creature Shop - Season 1Syfy’s Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge has landed a frellin’ awesome host.

Farscape alumna Gigi Edgley has signed on to emcee the upcoming competition series, which features 10 aspiring creature creators facing off in a series of challenges where they will build everything from mechanical characters to whimsical beasts.

Fun fact: The Jim Henson Company not only produced Farscape, but its Creature Shop created all of its characters.

Serving on the judging panel will be Jim Henson Company chairman Brian Henson (pictured above with Edgley), creature fabricator Beth Hathaway and creature designer Kirk Thatcher.

JHCSC is set to debut on Syfy in early 2014.

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  1. courts says:


  2. roadi says:

    Nice. She was a highlight on Farscape.

  3. No offense to Mrs. Edgley, but I think reality shows have had their 15 minutes.

    • JamesSimpson says:

      I’d rather watch a reality TV show like this, then the crap already out there.

    • Benigno says:

      You don’t like Face-Off, the best competition series out there on Syfy?

      Plus reality shows will never lose their cool the same way cop shows and teen soaps will never be endangered genres of television.

  4. Chris says:

    What a perfect choice to host his show :-)

  5. kajar says:

    Awww….Chiana… I missed you so. Seriously though, it’ll be great to see Gigi. And if anyone can make a reality competition show about creature effects interesting, that would be Henson and co. Pilot was a damned amazing work of art.

  6. jake says:

    i love anything henson company related so I am super excited to see this, she was super hot in farscape as chiana also

  7. Pat D. says:

    Farscape is seriously one of the most underrated sci-fi serials ever. Its a shame the webisode sequel never took off—was really looking forward to it.

  8. Jemey says:


  9. BrianR says:

    Oh wow another lame SYFY reality show that I won’t watch. BRING BACK FARSCAPE!!!!!!!!


  11. liz says:

    I’m excited for the show, but Chiana is the most annoying character to ever recur in a scifi series. LIKE OMG. My enjoyment of Farscape was mild at best, and introducing her in season 2 nearly killed the show for me. Whether the blame falls on the actress or the writers remains to be seen.

    • ChristineB says:

      I disagree, I loved her soo much! I’m thrilled that she is hosting. I suppose variety is the spice of life though, we can’t all like the same things.

  12. Anon says:

    He used the word “frellin”!

    That’s frackin awesome.