The baseball drama, produced in partnership with Major League Baseball, will not return for a second season.
The Parents Television Council is urging Fox to consider moving its new sports drama, Pitch, to a different day and time to help ensure the show’s success. PTC is also reaching out to advertisers to encourage support for the show. “We are urging Fox to ensure that Pitch hits a home run with families by airing it […]
As a self-described baseball geek, writer-producer Dan Fogelman was eager to take on Pitch, Fox’s new drama about the first woman to become a major league player. But he had one big concern. “I said, ‘If we don’t get Major League Baseball to sign on as partners, I don’t think we can do the show,’ “
Fall premiere week is still more than two months away, but Fox is stepping up to the plate early for its new Major League Baseball drama, Pitch, launching the show’s marketing campaign during next week’s MLB All-Star Game festivities.
Not even four full days after its Monday upfronts presentation, Fox is already shifting schedules around. Pitch and Bones are swapping seasons, meaning viewers can watch the female-centric, MLB-themed drama this fall, instead of waiting for spring and a fresh baseball season.
Fox is the first broadcast network to jump into the 2016-17 television season. Comedies Making History and The Mick have landed series orders, along with dramas APB, Lethal Weapon, The Exorcist and Pitch. The six new series join the previously ordered 24 spinoff 24: Legacy, Lee Daniels’ drama Star, the Prison Break reboot, the event series Shots Fired and Jason Sudeikis’ hybrid comedy Son of Zorn.