“Pitch”: 8 Things To Know
A new fall season means an onslaught of new shows ordered by all of the top networks and as always it is up to viewers to decipher which ones are worth the watch. Well, many are willing to bet that Fox has a definite hit in their new show Pitch, as anticipation for the show is well above many others making their fall debut. Here is everything you need to know about Pitch before taking a swing at what is sure to be Fox’s next big hit!
8. Premiere Night
Pitch will finally be making its way to the small-screen with its premiere on Thursday, September 22, at 9 p.m. on Fox. As it turns out, the show has a lot to be thankful for beginning with that particular spot in the the Thursday night lineup on the network. The show wasn’t actually set to premiere until 2017 because they didn’t want to be competing with ABC’s Scandal, but because of Scandal star Kerry Washington’s pregnancy, that show’s premiere was moved to midseason. The move landed Fox with “an opportunity and a time slot to grab viewers looking for a strong-female-led show in the fall.” “The idea of putting it up against a juggernaut with female viewers like Scandal was not appealing to us,” Fox’s chairman Dana Walden stated. It also doesn’t hurt that Pitch is now airing in the month prior to the World Series which is also aired by Fox.
7. Early Reviews
NBC, CBS, Fox, and all the other big name networks have quite a few new shows coming out, but it is safe to say early reviews of Pitch are good enough to not only draw in fans, but make it clear it isn’t going to be one of those shows that fades away. Pitch is getting a lot of positivity from those who have seen the pilot episode. “Pitch has swagger, for good reason. It gets the big things right, the Fox drama about the first female baseball player in the Major Leagues is one of the year’s most assured and exciting debuts. But part of what impresses about the pilot is also the way it confidently strings together so many small but telling details,” Variety stated. Also, out of a ranking of 20 new fall shows, E! Online ranked Pitch number three, saying, “Easily one of the most promising pilots of the fall, I found myself caring about Pitch and I don’t care about sports!”