JoAnna Garcia Swisher Pitch

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JoAnna Garcia Swisher is stepping up to the plate for Fox’s baseball-themed drama Pitch (premiering Sept. 22).

The Once Upon a Time alumna will recur as Rachel Patric, a Katie Couric/Megyn Kelly-type newscaster and the ex-wife of Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s catcher, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Swisher — who most recently appeared on the late Fox comedy Grandfathered — makes her debut in Episode 2 of the series, which follows the first woman (Twisted‘s Kylie Bunbury) to play in Major League Baseball.

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* Family cable network Up will air all 153 episodes of Gilmore Girls beginning Friday, Nov. 18 at 6 pm ET and leading into the debut of Netflix’s revival Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Nov. 25 at 12:01 am PT.

* Despite earlier confirming Donny!‘s cancellation, USA Network now tells our sister site Deadline that the show’s future is TBD.

* Denyse Tontz (Brandon’s current girlfriend Cortney on The Fosters) has landed a series-regular role on Syfy’s upcoming futuristic thriller Incorporated, from executive producers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, Deadline reports.