Expanding her creative oeuvre beyond her film performances, and her acclaimed role on "Friends," Courteney Cox has created and executive produced her first television project, MIX IT UP, a home-themed series. Courteney's husband, David Arquette serves as co-executive producer for the series.
MIX IT UP takes a close look at individuals moving in together, be it friends, lovers, husbands and wives, mothers and daughters or roommates, who are at odds stylistically. In each episode, an interior designer, along with hosts Milos Milicevic and Rebecca Corry, 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, plus friends and family, who each make unique contributions to the process of redesigning the room.
For Courteney, the show’s concept was inspired by real-life events. "When my husband 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, Courteney also serves as Design Consultant, leveraging her experience in buying and turning around several houses as well as her passion for decorating. David brings his unique sense of style and humour to the creative aspects of the series. He also oversees the music and helped with the creation of the MIX IT UP theme song.