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Pitch for years first big ipo contender

This article is about the drama series. For the unscripted series, see The Pitch (TV series).

Pitch is an American drama television series that aired on Fox from September 22 to December 8, 2016. The series was commissioned on May 10, 2016.[1]

On May 1, 2017, the series was canceled after one season.[2]

Plot[edit]

The series, set in the confines of Major League Baseball, sets its focus on a young pitcher noted for her screwball pitch[3][4] who becomes the first woman to play in the Major Leagues,[5] when she is chosen to play for the San Diego Padres.[6]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Kylie Bunbury as Genevieve "Ginny" Baker, a rookie pitcher and the first woman to play in Major League Baseball
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Michael "Mike" Lawson, the Padres' captain[7] and veteran catcher who is nearing the end of a Hall of Fame career
  • Mark Consuelos as Oscar Arguella, the Padres' general manager
  • Mo McRae as Blip Sanders, a Padres outfielder who is a friend and former minor league teammate of Ginny's
  • Meagan Holder as Evelyn Sanders, Blip's wife and Ginny's friend
  • Tim Jo as Eliot, Ginny's social media manager
  • Dan Lauria as Al Luongo, the Padres' manager
  • Ali Larter as Amelia Slater, Ginny's agent

Recurring[edit]

  • Michael Beach as William "Bill" Baker, Ginny's father
  • B.J.

    Britt as Will Baker, Ginny's older brother who is eager to capitalize on her fame and start his own sports bar

  • Bob Balaban as Franklin "Frank" Reid, the Padres' owner
  • Kelly Jenrette as Rhonda, Oscar's assistant
  • Kevin Connolly as Charlie Graham, the Padres' interim president of operations who is a strong proponent of Sabermetrics
  • Jack McGee as Buck Garland, a Padres coach who is Luongo's right-hand man
  • Christian Ochoa as Livan Duarte, the Padres' backup catcher and Lawson's heir-apparent, who is a recent immigrant from Cuba
  • JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Rachel Patrick, a sports newscaster and Mike's ex-wife
  • Sarah Shahi as Natalie Luongo, Al's daughter who is also dating Oscar

Episodes[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

A pilot was sold on September 8, 2015, by series creators Dan Fogelman and Rick Singer.[18] On January 14, 2016, Fox ordered the pilot to be shot.[19] The creators opened up a casting call on February 24, 2016.[20] The pilot episode was picked up to series on May 10, 2016.[21]Major League Baseball cooperated in the production of the series.[22]

Filming[edit]

The series was filmed in San Diego, California, and features the Padres, the club the protagonist plays for.[23] Producers also planned to use Petco Park in downtown San Diego to shoot scenes when the Padres are away or during the off season.[24]

Casting[edit]

On January 14, 2016, Kylie Bunbury was cast as Ginny.[19] On February 11, 2016, Mark-Paul Gosselaar was cast as Mike Lawson.[25] On February 23, 2016, Mo McRae, Meagan Holder, and Tim Jo were cast as Blip, Evelyne, and Eliot respectively.[26] On February 29, 2016, Dan Lauria was cast as Al Luongo.[27] On March 10, 2016, Ali Larter replaced Elisabeth Shue as Amelia Slater.[28] On May 10, 2016, Mark Consuelos was cast as Oscar Arguella, the team's general manager and president.[29]

Reception[edit]

Pitch received positive reviews from television critics, with Bunbury's performance receiving praise.

The editors of TV Guide placed Pitch fourth among the top ten picks for the most anticipated new shows of the 2016–2017 season. Its review, from writer Liz Rafferty, stated, "Not since Friday Night Lights have we seen a 'sports' show that managed to deliver week after week, making viewers feel as invested in the characters' personal dramas as we were in the final scores of the games" and added that "Pitch has the potential to pick up that torch." She also had high praise for Bunbury, whom she cited as a "breakout star, not to mention her (fictional) character Ginny Baker, the first woman to pitch in the MLB, to be a role model for young female athletes everywhere".[30] Based on 27 reviews, the show holds a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, with Critics Consensus being "A terrific lead performance and well-constructed setup and timely themes make Pitch a home run."[31]

Home media[edit]

DVD Name Ep # Release Date
Pitch: The Complete Series10 July 17, 2018

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  30. ^"Our 10 Most Anticipated New TV Shows of Fall 2016" from TV Guide (September 16, 2016)
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