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Fox Swaps ‘Bones’ for New Drama ‘Pitch’ This Fall

Revival of 'Prison Break' Will Also Now Air Tuesdays in Spring 2017

Just four days after announcing its plans for next fall (and hearing what the competition is doing) and Fox is benching the final season of “Bones” in the Thursday 9 p.m. hour (out of relocated drama “Rosewood”) for new drama “Pitch.” From executive producer Dan Fogelman (“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”), “Pitch” is the dramatic and emotional story of Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury, “Under The Dome”), who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball – under the glare of a white-hot media spotlight. The series also stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar (“Franklin & Bash,” “NYPD Blue”), Ali Larter (“Legends,” “Heroes”), Mark Consuelos (“Kingdom,” “All My Children”) and Dan Lauria (“The Wonder Years”).

“Pitch” had originally been slated for Tuesday at 9 p.m. in the spring. Instead, the upcoming revival of “Prison Break” will now air Tuesdays in spring 2017 out of new reality/competition “Kicking & Screaming.” And “Bones” will step in for “Pitch” in the winter.

Historically, no series themed on baseball (think CBS sitcom “Ball Four” in 1976, NBC drama “Bay City Blues” in 1983, and CBS’ “A League of Their Own,” based on the movie of the same name, in 1993) has ever succeeded.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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