STATUS: currently in development (2015-2016 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: network passed on 5/8/15
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, March 2015) Welcome to Mix, a family-owned restaurant in Austin, Texas. It's a special day... or perhaps the eye of the storm for the Castillos, a multicultural and multigenerational family. Owner and larger-than-life chef Ray Castillo (Joaquim de Almeida) is doing what he does best: cooking. He's juggling running the restaurant, catering his son Mateo's commitment ceremony to his boyfriend Finn and preparing the kitchen for the return of his daughter Remy, home from a three year stint in prison for drug possession. His ex-wife but best friend, Stella Knox, is always around, running an offshoot of Mix called Mix Plus and lending a hand at Mix when she can. The food, family, and frenzy makes Ray long for the days when the Wells clan was one big happy family. He even wants to get remarried to Stella for a third time! Ray and Stella's adult children are pediatrician and groom-to-be, Mateo and photographer and new mom, Lola. Lola's new daughter is an adopted 7-yearold Ethiopian girl named Yeshi. Shee's only been in the US for six months and is having a hard time adjusting to the culture, the language, and much to the chagrin of Ray, the food. Remy, Ray's youngest and a skilled chef like her father, is Ray's daughter from an affair he had during his marriage to Stella. Although Ray and Stella raised Remy, Remy has always felt different than her siblings. There's always been an underlying tension between her and Stella and an outspoken one with her sister Lola. On the eve of Mateo's wedding, things fall apart when Stella discovers Ray secretly has leveraged the restaurant in order to pay for Remy's early release from prison, Finn reveals a lie to Mateo that threatens the wedding and Lola reveals a secret she's been carrying since Remy was arrested. This family will be tested in more ways than one as they struggle find a way to save their restaurant and more importantly, to save their family. Mix is written by Jennifer Cecil (Private Practice, Brothers and Sisters, One Tree Hill), directed by Daniel Barnz (Cake), and executive produced by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack.