Here’s some foul news for Pitch fans: Fox has cancelled the baseball drama.
Executive producer Kevin Falls tweeted the news on Monday evening:
Star Kylie Bunbury reacted to the cancellation on Instagram, noting that her “heart is heavy.”
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. MOST IMPORTANTLY!!!- Thank you to all of the fans who took the journey with us! Your support and love for the show has always moved us deeply! I love you all. ❤️ Ginny Baker out ✌🏽⚾️
Cast member Dan Lauria, who played Padres manager Al Luongo, also shared his thoughts on Facebook.
“Fox, in their infinite, but not so wise wisdom, has decided to cancel Pitch,” Lauria wrote. “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 describe the show as “a great experience” with “one of the best writing staffs I ever worked with. Our cast was the most professional I ever worked with, not a headache in the bunch. Our staff and crew, the best.”
The series, which began by following the first female Major League Baseball pitcher through her rookie season, won critical acclaim when it premiered in 2016 but struggled to achieve homerun ratings: It averaged barely 3 million viewers and an 0.8 rating, but still did better than Sleepy Hollow, The Exorcist and Scream Queens.
Are you disappointed Pitch won’t be batting for another season?