Ali Larter Fox Pitch

Ali Larter Replaces Elisabeth Shue in Fox's Baseball Pilot Pitch

A substitution has been made in the line-up.

Heroes alum Ali Larter has been cast in the Fox drama pilot Pitch, replacing former CSI Elisabeth Shue.

Per our sister site Deadline, Shue’s departure comes after creative differences over the direction of her character, Amelia Slater, a sports agent who doubles as a personal guru for Major League Baseball’s first-ever female pitcher (to be played by Twisted‘s Kylie Bunbury).

Penned by Dan Fogelman (Galavant, The Neighbors) and Rick Singer (Younger), the cast of Pitch also includes Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Franklin & Bash), Mo McRae (Murder in the First), Meagan Holder (Ringer) and Tim Jo (The Neighbors).

Larter most recently appeared in Season 1 of TNT’s Legends.

Thoughts on the sudden recast? Sound off below.

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  1. Tim says:

    They probably wanted someone younger.

    • Lauren says:

      Yes, because the producers had no possible way of knowing how old Shue is or what she looks like when they cast her in the first place. LOL My take on the “creative differences” is Shue expected to play someone savvy and mature and they wanted splashy and catty.

      • Maryann says:

        That would be my guess, too. I am sorry Shue is not going to be in the show. “Savvy and mature” would have been really cool, and I would love to see Shue in a regular series again.

  2. John NYC says:

    Upgrade IMHO