'Pitch' Canceled -- Kylie Bunbury Reacts to the News

'Pitch' Canceled -- Kylie Bunbury Reacts to the News

FOX has canceled freshman series Pitch after only one (short) season. Only 10 episodes of the baseball drama aired in the fall of 2016. Showrunner Kevin Fall broke the news on Twitter.

The series centered on Ginny Baker, the very first woman to play in Major League Baseball. Along the way, she had to deal with the media attention and try to prove her worth to her own teammates.

Co-creator Dan Fogelman, who also created NBC's This Is Us, expressed on Twitter that "We're all crushed" and thanked the "amazing fans." He added that "this team put something original and high quality on TV and should be very proud of it."

Star Kylie Bunbury, who played Ginny, shared her reaction on Instagram, saying, "My heart is heavy. Pitch will not be returning. I don't have some eloquently thought out caption, because I'm still processing it all. Ginny Baker has profoundly changed my life and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to play a role that resonated with so many people. I wasn't ready to let go of Ginny, but more than anything I wasn't ready to let go of my Pitch family -- the cast, crew, creators and writers, thank you for the magic."

Dan Lauria, who played Al Luongo, said on Facebook that he had a feeling the series wouldn't be renewed based on how long the network was taking to make a decision: "FOX, in their infinite, but not so wise wisdom, has decided to cancel Pitch. I knew the longer they took the less chance we had but I did have renewed hope when Thursday Night Football had been canceled. We would have done better without even having a new time slot. Excuse me, I'm being logical."

Lauria went on to say that working on Pitch was a "great experience" and he wishes everyone who worked on the show "a continued great career."

Along with Bunbury and Lauria, the series also starred Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ali Larter, Mo McRae, Mark Consuelos, Meagan Holder and Tim Jo.

FOX partnered with Major League Baseball for Pitch and even filmed inside Petco Park, where the San Diego Padres (the same team featured in the series) play.

Reviews may have been positive for Pitch, but the ratings never materialized. Only 4.23 million viewers tuned in to the series premiere, with the lowest rated episode being the penultimate episode at 2.39 million.

Are you disappointed that Pitch has been canceled? Were you expecting this news or holding out hope for another season? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.


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