Fox's Baseball Drama 'Pitch' Canceled

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Pitctured: (L-R) Kylie Bunbury and Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Fox's baseball drama Pitch about the first woman to play in the major leagues, has been canceled after one season.

"I'm sorry to tell you that Pitch will not be getting a second season," executive producer Kevin Falls said on Twitter Monday.

Co-creator Dan Fogelman also confirmed the cancellation on Twitter writing, "I was informed today that Pitch won't be getting a 2nd season on Fox. Obviously we're all crushed -- thank you to our amazing fans and thank you to our incredible cast & crew. Loved every minute. No way around it: we took a bad hop grounder to the face today. All that said: this team put something original and high quality on TV and should be very proud of it -- I certainly am of them."

Leading up to the cancellation, Fox released all of the show's writers in April.

Pitch Boss on Season 1's Cliffhanger and a Possible Season 2

Pitch Boss on Season 1's Cliffhanger and a Possible Season 2

'It was a learning curve, because no one has ever done a show like this,' Kevin Falls admits.

Starring Kylie Bunbury in the lead role, Pitch told the story of Genevieve "Ginny" Baker, the first woman to play in Major League Baseball as a rookie pitcher for the San Diego Padres. The series also starred Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mark Consuelos, Mo McRae, Meagan Holder, Tim Jo, Dan Lauria and Ali Larter.

Pitch, which debuted in the fall, averaged 4.7 million total viewers and a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic, Entertainment Weekly reported.

By Wade Sheridan

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.

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