Series Premieres October 22
JERICHO, NY, July 10, 2003 – Expanding her creative oeuvre beyond her film performances, and her acclaimed role on NBC’s “Friends, ” Courteney Cox has created and will executive produce her first television project, MIX IT UP, a home-themed series on WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT. Cox’s husband, David Arquette serves as co-executive producer for the series. MIX IT UP will premiere on October 22 at 8:00 PM (ET/PT).
MIX IT UP takes a close look at individuals moving in together, be it friends, lovers, husband and wives, mothers and daughters or roommates, who are at odds stylistically. In each episode, an interior designer, along with hosts Milos Milicevic and Thea Mann, assist the ‘couples’ in their attempts to blend their personal living styles. Over the course of three days with a budget of $2,500, one room in the house will be transformed into a living space that is compatible for both individuals. The MIX IT UP team also includes the movers, upholsterer, painter, cabinet maker, thrift store owner plus friends and family, who each make unique contributions to the process of redesigning the room.
For Cox, the show concept was inspired by real-life events. “When my husband (David Arquette) and I moved in together, it was quite a challenge blending my more refined sensibilities with his more outrageous tastes and vast collection of chotchkes,” she explains. “It’s the reality of moving in with anyone, a situation which often involves conflict, which should make for a very entertaining program, and hopefully an informative one as well.”
Besides executive producing the series, Cox will also serve as Design Consultant, leveraging her experience in buying and turning around several houses as well as her passion for decorating. Arquette brings his unique sense of style and humor to the creative aspects of the series. He also oversees the music and helped with the creation of the MIX IT UP theme song.
The series is produced by Candy Corn Entertainment, Inc. Executive Producers are Courteney Cox and David Arquette. Jeff Eisenberg, Vice President of Production at WE, is Executive Producer.
WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT is a service of AMC Networks. WE gives women a chance to relax and recharge through entertainment that connects them on an emotional level. WE features the largest collection of women’s interest films, inspiring original series and topical specials. The network is currently available in over 52 million homes.