There’s still hope left for fans of Pitch and The Exorcist. Recently, FOX chairman Gary Newman and entertainment president David Madden discussed the possibility of a second season for both TV series, Deadline reports.
Both shows ended their freshman seasons this past December, earning lower-than-expected ratings. Pitch, which stars Kylie Bunbury as the first female player for Major League Baseball, averaged a .83 rating in the 18-49 demo and a total of 3.032 million viewers. The Exorcist, which is based on the classic 1973 horror movie, brought in even lower ratings, with an average rating of .68 in the 18-49 demo and only 1.914 million viewers.
During this week’s Television Critics Association press tour, Newman said the network likes Pitch and is considering a second season:
We’re proud of it [Pitch].Dan [Fogelman] and his team did a great job. We’d love to have seen a bigger audience, but it had a loyal core fan base, and there was a lot of delayed viewing. The show is specific; it’s about something.
[T]he performance level enabled us to make an early decision, as we get to May, we’ll consider it. Do we have a place for it on our schedule where we can grow it?”
Discussing The Exorcist, Madden said there are talks underway for a season two but a decision hasn’t been made:
The same is true of The Exorcist. We are having conversions with producers about what we can do in second season. But like with Pitch, we can’ t make a decision yet.”