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All Jim Henson shows list, featuring TV series created by Jim Henson, with pictures from the show when available. Series and programs made by TV creator Jim Henson are listed below alphabetically, with additional information such as when the show first aired and what network it aired on. What are all of the Jim Henson TV creations? This series list includes any shows that Jim Henson co-created and maybe served as an executive producer on.

This list below has everything from Farscape to The Muppet Show.

This list of television shows features programs produced, written, and adapted by Jim Henson. This list answers the questions, "What shows did Jim Henson create?" and "How many shows has Jim Henson created?"

These shows may not have all aired in the same country, but they were all created or co-created by Jim Henson. (12 items)
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5, Rue Sésame is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Jim Henson Shows and TV Series
5, Rue Sésame

Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Children's television series, Puppet

5, Rue Sésame is a French language children's television series based on the popular U.S. children's show Sesame Street, aired by France 5. This series is the second Sesame Workshop ...more
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CBS Summer Playhouse is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Jim Henson Shows and TV Series
Mark Ruffalo, Ian McShane, Karyn Parsons

Premiered: 1987

Genres (Tv): Anthology, Anthology series, Adventure film

CBS Summer Playhouse is an American anthology series that ran from June 12, 1987 to August 22, 1989 on CBS. It aired unsold television pilots during the summer season.
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Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Jim Henson Shows and TV Series
Stuart Pankin, Jessica Walter, Jason Willinger

Premiered: 1991

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Satire, Children's television series, Comedy, Puppet, + more

Dinosaurs is an American family sitcom that was originally broadcast on ABC from April 26, 1991 to July 20, 1994. The show, about a family of anthropomorphic dinosaurs, was produced by Michael ...more

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Fraggle Rock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Jim Henson Shows and TV Series
Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Premiered: 1983

Genres (Tv): Children's television series, Puppet, Fantasy

Fraggle Rock is a British/American/Canadian children's live action puppet television series created by Jim Henson, about a society of Muppet creatures called Fraggles. Fraggle Rock was ...more

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Jim Henson's Little Mupp... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Jim Henson Shows and TV Series
Jim Henson, Frank Welker, Frank Oz

Premiered: 1985

Genres (Tv): Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Comedy, Puppet

Little Muppet Monsters is a short-lived Saturday morning live action/puppet television series, airing only three episodes on CBS in 1985. The first season of Muppet Babies did so well in the ...more
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Monster Maker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Jim Henson Shows and TV Series
George Costigan, Harry Dean Stanton, Alison Steadman

Premiered: 1989

Genres (Tv): Drama

Monster Maker is 45-minute television special, adapted by Matthew Jacobs from the novel of the same name by Nicholas Fisk. Harry Dean Stanton plays an American Special Effects expert living in ...more
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Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Jim Henson Shows and TV Series
Greg Berg, Katie Leigh, Laurie O'Brien

Premiered: 1984

Genres (Tv): Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series

Jim Henson's Muppet Babies, commonly known by the shortened title Muppet Babies, is an American animated television series that aired from September 15, 1984 to November 2, 1991 on CBS. The show ...more

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Sam and Friends is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Jim Henson Shows and TV Series
Sam and Friends Jim Henson, Jane Henson

Premiered: 1955

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy, Children's television series, Comedy, Puppet

Sam and Friends was an early live-action/puppet television show created by puppeteer Jim Henson and his eventual wife Jane Nebel. It was taped and aired locally in Washington, D.C. on WRC-TV in ...more
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Takalani Sesame is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Jim Henson Shows and TV Series
Takalani Sesame

Premiered: 2000

Genres (Tv): Children's television series, Puppet

Takalani Sesame is the South African version of the children's television program Sesame Street. Co-produced by Sesame Workshop and South African partners, Takalani Sesame is now in its 10th ...more
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The Jim Henson Hour is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Jim Henson Shows and TV Series
Jim Henson, Fran Brill, Kevin Clash

Premiered: 1989

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Puppet

The Jim Henson Hour is a short-lived television series that aired on NBC in 1989. It was developed as a showcase for The Jim Henson Company's various puppet creations, including the popular ...more
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The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Jim Henson Shows and TV Series
Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt

Premiered: 1976

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy, Variety show, Children's television series, Live action, Comedy, + more

The Muppet Show is a family-oriented comedy-variety television series that was produced by puppeteer Jim Henson and features The Muppets. After two pilot episodes produced in 1974 and 1975 ...more

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The Storyteller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Jim Henson Shows and TV Series
John Hurt, Brian Henson, Frederick Warder

Premiered: 1988

Genres (Tv): Children's film, Puppet, Fantasy

The StoryTeller is a live-action/puppet television series. It was an American/British co-production that originally aired in 1988 and was created and produced by Jim Henson. Reruns of The ...more