As the fate of Pitch hangs in the balance, co-star Mark Consuelos is keeping busy during the Fox drama’s off season. TVLine has learned exclusively that Consuelos is joining NBC’s The Night Shift in a major Season 4 recurring role.
His character, Cain, is described as a highly confident and aggressive travel nurse who emigrated to the U.S. from Mexico.
An insider maintains that Pitch fans should not view Consuelos’ casting as a bad omen for Fox’s in-limbo sports sudser. The Night Shift is expected to finish production on its fourth season before any potential second season of Pitch would even start filming.
Back in January, Fox Chairman Gary Newman said this of Pitch‘s renewal prospects: “We were very proud of Pitch. We would’ve loved to have seen a bigger audience. [It] had a loyal core. I don’t think the performance level enabled us to make an early decision about it, but as we get to May, we’re certainly going to consider it.”