The Pitch cancellation news on Monday effectively kicked off one of the most emotional times of the year for many TV fans. This is when beloved shows are officially over, and we have to start looking towards what the landscape will be without them.
For this show, it’s a case of a sad ending even when you could somewhat see the cancellation coming. The ratings were not great for the first season, and it ended back in the fall and the presumption therefore is that it would be hard to even retain those viewers for a second season. While we’re not sure we buy into that premise, we’re also not the person responsible for programming Fox. These are people who have their own thoughts on the matter, and they will just stick to those.
Below, you can read a touching note from series star Kylie Bunbury, one of the breakout performers of this past year for the lead role of Ginny in the series. She had a chance to play a role that was unique in a crowded field — the first woman player within Major League Baseball — and she won a lot of people over with her heart and determination. Based on her note via Instagram, it’s clear just how much this role meant to her, and also how much of it she is going to take away from it in the years to come. Hopefully, there is another network out there that will find a spot for her. May we suggest This Is Us, given that these two shows do share an executive producer in Dan Fogelman?
Unfortunately, we don’t get the sense that Pitch has a great shot of coming back for another run on a different network. We’ve become a little more spoiled over time courtesy of all of the shows being revived elsewhere, but the reality here is still that it is a rarity and typically the shows that have this happen are one with an established cult following that came from being around longer for a season.
At least Pitch now can leave with the legacy of one of the great brilliant-but canceled shows to exit out there within the TV landscape.
Feel free to share more of your thoughts on the show’s cancellation now in the attached comments. (Photo: Fox.)
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 ✌🏽⚾️