Tuned In Journal
"Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge" (10 p.m. Tuesday, Syfy) is pretty much the same show as "Face Off" but instead of a reality competition about makeup effects, "Creature Shop Challenge" focuses on the creation of puppeted characters as seen in movies and TV shows.
"My childhood was created here," marvels a contestant named Melissa as she enters Jim Henson's Creature Shop at the Jim Henson Studios in Hollywood.
Given how tired "Face Off" has become, it's not a bad idea to create a new iteration of the same program but one wishes "Creature Shop Challenge" attempted to innovate just a little. Still, better a flawed creative competition series than another reality show about people behaving badly.
Gigi Edgley, one of the stars of the Henson-produced Syfy series "Farscape," hosts the competition, which inludes one Pittsburgh who my colleague Maria Sciullo wrote about over the weekend.
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