Fans of the original sports drama series Pitch on FOX  has been cancelled following the finale of its first season. Centering around the world of Major League Baseball, the show set out to follow the trials and tribulations of rookie pitcher Genevieve “Ginny” Baker (Kylie Bunbury), the first woman to play in the Major Leagues for the San Diego Padres.

In addition to Bunbury, the series starred Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ali Larter, Mark Consuelos, and Dan Lauria.

Over the course of its ten-episode first season, Pitch worked closely with representatives from Major League Baseball, and even had the opportunity to film in Petco Park in San Diego, California while the Padres were either away or in the off season. Co-created and pitched to the network by Dan Fogelman and Rick Singer, the series received positive acclaim from critics; however, none of those accolades appear to have made a dent in terms of the appeal of the series to general audiences as the first season averaged a 0.83 rating in the 18-49 year old viewer demographic and an average total audience of 3.032 million viewers.

It was one of two new drama series Fox introduced in the fall that did not get back orders, along with The Exorcist, which is expected to come back.

“We’re proud of it,” Fox’s Gary Newman said of Pitch at TCA in January. “We’d love to have seen a bigger audience, but it had a loyal core fan base, and there was a lot of delayed viewing. The show is specific; it’s about something.”

Seeing an original series like Pitch fall to the wayside is disappointing; however, we look forward to seeing what’s next for Kylie Bunbury in the future!

 

 

 

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