Dan Fogelman launched two shows in fall 2016: This Is Us and Pitch. But the Kylie Bunbury-led female pitcher drama only lasted 10 episodes on Fox. "For the 10 episodes it aired before formally being canceled in 2017 (the back order for episodes never came), Pitch held viewers’ attention by playing up all the emotions that sports, particularly baseball, stir. Feverish loyalty and passion, heartbreak and triumph, pride and disappointment—in nine innings, you could cycle through them all," says Danette Chavez. "The series never narrowed its vision, exploring misogyny in sports media one week and the fraught relationship between owners and players the next, while always leaving room for these stories to grow. Yet Ginny remained the lens through which we viewed these themes, and the captivating Bunbury made a powerful locus for the discussions of representation and responsibility."