The sports drama follows Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury), the first woman to play for a Major League Baseball team. The cast also includes Ali Larter, Mark Consuelo, Dan Lauria, Mo McRae, Meagan Holder, and Tim Jo.
In the interview, Falls said the show likely won’t return in the summer if it does get a second season:
Viewership in the summer is lower and shows get lower budgets — and they’re often genre shows like Wayward Pines [which has not yet been renewed]. Pitch isn’t any of that. Even though it would take place in the summer and it is a summer sport, the feeling is it’s still more of an event show. It’s an expensive show with high production value and would play better in the fall. I think the window closed for us being on in the summer. That’s the feeling I’m getting.”
Later, he added that there is the possibility the show could air on a different network for season two:
I think that’s a good question; we talked about that. Like when Friday Night Lights got a new deal with DirecTV and then aired on NBC. There have been some conversations about that, too. There are people who don’t follow baseball who watched the show who now follow baseball. This is an hour drama that aired to 5 million people that was basically an advertisement for baseball and I don’t know if you would want to revisit it considering that you could produce the show for about half as much as a free agent closer! I’d love to see it on MLB Network. That’s certainly a conversation. If they suddenly had to pay for it, would they change anything creatively? That’s a concern but that’s a conversation you have before you close a deal with them.”
Falls also revealed that there are plans for season two:
We have some ideas and have pitched some ideas to the studio and network as we were writing the finale. We want to start with Spring Training and that first day you arrive at camp. There are four or five months between the end of the season and Spring Training when a lot of personal things happen to players — injuries, surgeries, marriages, changes in the teams, firing of managers. Who is at Spring Training? Who didn’t come back? Who was traded?”
FOX has not announced yet whether Pitch will get a second season or not.
What do you think? Did you watch season one of Pitch? Do you want a second season?