In the Mix (TV series)

In the Mix
Created by Sue Castle
Starring Various
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 65
Running time 30 minutes
Original network PBS
Original release 1996 – 2012 (original episodes)

In the Mix is an American television series for young adults that covers a wide variety of critical issues and provides useful life skill information.

Format and themes

In the Mix is a series for, by and with teenagers and young adults 14-21. Each half-hour single theme episode typically includes several segments devoted to a serious issue facing youth, including school violence, mental illness, drugs, employment training and relationships. In addition, the programs are often co-hosted by celebrities.

All of the hosts and reporters featured on In the Mix are teens or young adults; several have gone on to careers in the fields of entertainment or journalism, including Jason Biggs, Kevin Jordan (filmmaker), Alimi Ballard, Nathan Marshall and Eden Regal.

Current status

As of Spring 2016, In the Mix continues to be shown on select PBS stations, usually in educational blocks, and in Canada. The current catalog consists of 65 half-hour single-theme programs. All programs are available for purchase as DVDs, most with discussion guides and some with Spanish subtitles as an option. The programs are used in middle school through college, including teacher/counselor training.

Selected awards and honors

Emmy Awards

CINE Golden Eagle Award: 8

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: Honor Roll of Quality Youth Programming

PRISM Awards: 3

In addition, In the Mix has been recognized by several national educational and health organizations. The series won the National Mental Health Association's Media Award for its coverage of depression in teenagers. Various episodes of the show have also been included on the Young Adult Library Services Association's lists of selected videos.


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