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Henson's greatest hits: Brian Henson on designing creatures in 'Dinosaurs,' 'Farscape,' 'Fraggle Rock' and more

For years, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop has given life to the iconic puppets and creatures in your favorite children’s shows (Sesame Street), sci-fi/fantasy movies (Labyrinth), and other endlessly-rewound projects (basically, anything with the Muppets).

As Chairman of the Henson Company, Brian Henson (son of Jim and Jane Henson) has worked on his share of famous creatures — and as the head judge on Syfy’s new reality series Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge (Tuesdays at 10 pm), Henson is hoping that fans will relish a weekly peek behind the curtain of one of Hollywood’s most fascinating processes.

If Creature Shop Challenge has you busting out old VHS tapes and thinking of Henson memories past, know that you’re not alone. EW asked the puppet master to share some personal stories from behind the scenes of his greatest TV and film hits at the Creature Shop.

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Lady Gaga teams up with her littlest monsters, the Muppets, for another holiday spectacular

Mother Monster is teaming up with some other Little Monsters for Lady Gaga and the Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular!, a 90-minute special on ABC, airing Nov. 28 from 9:30 to 11 p.m. ET. Thanksgiving must be Gaga’s favorite holiday, as she also hosted A Very Gaga Thanksgiving on ABC in 2011.

Gaga — whose ARTPOP album arrives Nov. 11 — is a veteran groupie of the Muppet gang too, taking Kermit as her date to the 2009 VMAs, featuring Jim Henson creations on her Monster Ball Tour and, of course, there was the time she wore Kermit as a cape.

The holiday spectacular will also include Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and RuPaul, along with a guest appearance from Kristen Bell. Miss Piggy must have really pulled some strings!

What do you think? Will you be sharing your Turkey Day with Lady Gaga and Kermit?

BBC, Jim Henson Company co-producing new puppet pilot 'No Strings Attached'

BBC One announced today that it will join The Jim Henson Company in co-producing a new puppet pilot. The series, currently titled No Strings Attached, will introduce the world to a brand new cast of Henson’s famous felt-y friends. Each week, two celebrities will join the regular cast members in appropriately Muppet-esque sketches and games. READ FULL STORY

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