11 items from 2017
Although the Pitch TV show was cancelled after just one season on Fox, executive producer Kevin Falls is pitching a TV movie to give some closure to the 10-episode drama series.Pitch stars Kylie Bunbury as pitcher Ginny Baker — the first woman to play Major League Baseball. The Fox cast includes Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ali Larter, Mark Consuelos, Dan Lauria, Mo McRae, Meagan Holder, and Tim Jo. Read More… »
The third annual Bentonville Film Festival (Bff) which champions women and diverse voices in media, announced the winners of its film competition Saturday, May 6 at their awards ceremony hosted by Terry Crews, star of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Bff is the only festival to offer guaranteed distribution to the winning festival films in three categories: Best Narrative, Best Family Film and Audience Award winners.
Hosted in Bentonville, Arkansas, 2017’s festival attracted a record-breaking number of attendees committed to ensuring development and promotion of media that represents the world we live in – 51% women and highly diverse. Festival attendees interacted with filmmakers, actors and key industry leaders including Meg Ryan, William H. Macy, Judy Greer, Rachel Winter, Marilu Henner, Jane Seymour, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero, Amy Jo Johnson, Aisha Tyler, Nely Galan, Olivia Washington, Joey Travolta (Inclusion Films), Patty Jenkins (Director, Wonder Woman), Stephen Quinn (Chairman, Afe), Gil Robertson (Aafca), Chevonne O »
- Malina Saval
Network: FoxEpisodes: 10 (hour)Seasons: OneTV show dates: September 22, 2016 -- December 8, 2016Series status: CancelledPerformers include: Kylie Bunbury, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ali Larter, Mark Consuelo, Dan Lauria, Mo McRae, Meagan Holder, and Tim Jo.TV show description: This dramatic series follows the inspirational story of a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball.A beautiful, tough and gifted athlete, Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury) is vaulted into instant fame when she’s called up by the San Diego Padres to make her Major League debut. Like any rookie, Ginny must prove herself to her teammates.Read More… »
Fox has high hopes for their new Pitch TV series but they've scheduled it on Thursday nights, a highly competitive night for network television. Can it win in the ratings game? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned to find out.The Pitch TV show follows the inspirational story of a young pitcher (Kylie Bunbury) who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball. Although she’s been groomed for this moment for much of her life, she's embarking on a baseball career under the glare of the white-hot media spotlight. The rest of the cast includes Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ali Larter, Mark Consuelos, Dan Lauria, Mo McRae, Meagan Holder, and Tim Jo.The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances »
And it's one, two, three strikes you're out at the old ball game. As expected, the Pitch TV show has been cancelled by Fox. There will be no season two for the female-led Mlb drama.The Pitch TV series stars Kylie Bunbury as the inspirational, young pitcher, Ginny Baker -- the first woman to play Major League Baseball. The Fox cast includes Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ali Larter, Mark Consuelos, Dan Lauria, Mo McRae, Meagan Holder, and Tim Jo.Read More… »
It’s official: “Pitch” has struck out.
Fox has canceled the baseball drama, after one 10-episode season. Executive producer Kevin Falls tweeted the news on Monday evening, also posting, “Thank you to our faithful fans for trying so hard to save us.”
I'm sorry to tell you that @PITCHonFOX will not be getting a second season. #Pitch
— Kevin Falls (@KevinFalls) May 2, 2017
Though “Pitch” was one of the most hotly anticipated new series of the 2016-2017, the cancellation is not a surprise. Despite the early buzz, the baseball drama never connected with viewers, averaging a 0.8 live-plus-same day Nielsen rating in the 18-49 demo and 3 million total viewers per episode. Following its first 10 episodes, Fox did not go forth with a back-order, signaling the imminent cancellation.
Premiering in September 2016, “Pitch” last aired in early December of last year. However, Fox executives remained optimistic about the show, telling reporters in January that no decision had been made yet. “We »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
By mid-May, the broadcast networks must make some tough calls as to which series will return for the 2017-18 TV season, and which… won’t.
As that deadline draws near, TVLine is singling out a few “bubble” shows and sizing up their prospects — based in large part on creative strides (and stumbles) and future potential, but also with a requisite nod to cold, hard numbers.
Related2017 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?
Next up is an ambitious Fox drama that may be heading to the showers.
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Worlds collide in the new trailer for Aftermath, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Scoot McNairy (Our Brand Is Crisis, 12 Years A Slave) and Maggie Grace (The Taken Series, Lockout), alongside Martin Donovan. Catch the intense thriller, inspired by actual events, hitting theaters and on-demand April 7th! In addition to the trailer, we also have the first poster featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
This new trailer for Aftermath debuted on YouTube today, teasing quite the unique story. Two strangers' lives become inextricably bound together after a devastating plane crash. Inspired by actual events, Aftermath tells a story of guilt and revenge after an air traffic controller's (Scoot McNairy) error causes the death of a construction foreman's (Arnold Schwarzenegger) wife and daughter. We're choosing not to include any actual details about the true story the film is based on, since there will be some huge spoilers revealed if we did so.
The supporting cast is rounded out by Martin Donovan, »
Although season one of the Pitch TV show on Fox premiered to low ratings which only grew lower, the network has not yet either cancelled or renewed Pitch for season two. As previously reported, network execs Gary Newman and David Madden indicated the network would consider the show for renewal.Dan Fogelman, who is enjoying great success with his other new series -- NBC's This Is Us -- says he is optimistic about Pitch getting a second season on Fox. A sports drama series, Pitch follows gifted young pitcher, Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury), who becomes the first female Major League Baseball player. Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ali Larter, Mark Consuelo, Dan Lauria, Mo McRae, Meagan Holder, and Tim Jo also star.Read More… »
Exclusive: House Of Lies star Dawn Olivieri and Mo McRae (Fox’s Pitch) have snatched up roles in Diamond Film Production’s Den of Thieves, the crime thriller for Stx that stars Gerard Butler. Christian Gudegast is at the helm for this film, which he co-wrote with Paul Sheuring. Based on true events, Den of Thieves is a bold action thriller in the tradition of Heat. It follows an elite crew of bank robbers who set out to pull off the ultimate heist and get to the money… »
Could Pitch have a chance on another network? Recently, Fox boss Gary Newman said he would be open to airing the TV series on sports channels, TVLine reports.The baseball drama stars Kylie Bunbury as the first female player for Major League Baseball. The cast also includes Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ali Larter, Mark Consuelo, Dan Lauria, Mo McRae, Meagan Holder, and Tim Jo. Season one of the show ended in December after earning lower-than-expected ratings.Read More… »
11 items from 2017
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