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.