Dan Fogelman created sensational family drama “This Is Us,” network TV’s No. 1 new show, for NBC. The talented writer-producer developed a second show — baseball drama “Pitch” for Fox. While “This Is Us” has been renewed for two more seasons, no decision on the future of “Pitch” has been made.
“Pitch,” which stars Kylie Bunbury as the first female pitcher in the major leagues, received good reviews but struggled in the ratings on Thursday night. It completed a shortened 10-episode run with no back order.
Fogelman strongly believes in the show and made that clear to Fox. At the TCA winter tour, he said he is optimistic about a second season for “Pitch.”
The latest from the network… Fox Television Group Chairman and CEO Dana Walden discussed “Pitch” with Deadline at Monday’s INTV conference in Jerusalem:
It’s a little bit of a tweener. It’s a female-skewing idea, but it’s about baseball and men watch baseball. So we’ve tried and the delayed-viewing is excellent. Now we have to make a tough decision which is in this environment is it possible to grow Pitch to 6 or 7 million viewers on a seven-day metric?
We love “Pitch” as much as love “This Is Us.” Renew it.