Chicago — A talk show geared toward those roughly in their 30s and under is back for a second season.
Fox Soul’s “The Mix,” hosted by Romeo Miller, Zonnique Pullins, Anton Peeples, Jamie DuBose and Jazz Anderson, aims to give Gen Z and Millennials “spokespeople for our generation.”
The first season tackled relationships, fashion, mental health and more. The new season will focus more on music, continuing in-depth interviews with both rising stars and legends.
Pullins, artist and daughter of Tameka “Tiny” Harris, feels she and the co-hosts bring something unique to the talk show genre.
“It's definitely a show where people can relate and it’s definitely different from other shows because now we're mostly talking about music. And I feel like we get to bring on a lot of new artists and showcase people like that,” said the 25-year-old.
Anderson, a 25-year-old rapper and daughter of reality TV star and actress Tami Roman, agreed, noting the team is aiming to fill a gap in talk shows, a gap that was created after BET’s “106 and Park,” a hip hop and R&B music video show, aired its final episode in 2014.
“I feel like when that show was taken off the air, we didn’t really have anything to fill that void,” said Anderson. “Everybody on the panel is hip, we’re fresh, we know about music, we can give you our opinion and it's relatable.”
Newcomer DuBose said being around the same age as the audience creates a bond between the co-hosts and the viewers, especially due to the way they use social media to connect with each other.
“I think because we’re so young it kind of feels like us and the audience are all in this together, especially because we can reply to comments right during the show, live,” said the 19-year-old. “We love to include our audience in the conversation and we always continue the conversation on our social media.”
Romeo Miller, actor, rapper and son of Master P, and actor Anton Peeples, round out the group.
“The Mix” airs on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on fox soul.tv.