Show updates: canceled, renewed, or ending

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  1. May 2, 2017 #41 of 2919
    Saturn_V

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    As much as I liked Pitch, I'm kinda glad it didn't get picked up. The show was heading into cliche-ridden waters.
     
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  2. May 2, 2017 #42 of 2919
    gossamer88

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    Da boogie...
    Not to mention the suspension of disbelief was too hard.
     
  3. May 2, 2017 #43 of 2919
    Steveknj

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    This. And then they started with the typical romance stuff, which seemed counterintuative to what they were trying to say with the show, that women can compete with men. They could have kept the romance out of it until all of that was explored. Anyway, it's done, so its a moot point.
     
  4. May 2, 2017 #44 of 2919
    tomhorsley

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    The thing I notice most about canceled TV shows is that about 99% of the time, the very first time I ever heard of the show is when I read about it being canceled. I keep thinking they may have needed more publicity :).
     
  5. May 2, 2017 #45 of 2919
    DevdogAZ

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    Man, Pitch got so much publicity leading up to its debut last fall. That was definitely not the reason why it failed.
     
  6. May 2, 2017 #46 of 2919
    BrettStah

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    I guess it depends on what shows you watch and if you watch the promos during the show - I don't think I heard of this show at all either. If I did, it was probably me reading a brief description on a "what's new this tv season" type of website article, and whatever I read didn't make me want to record it.
     
  7. May 2, 2017 #47 of 2919
    DevdogAZ

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    Obviously if you're not watching any FOX networks or FFing through commercials, then you were not likely to see any ads for it. Makes me wonder how effective the advertising on TV is vs. methods outside of TV, such as online, billboards, etc.
     
  8. May 2, 2017 #48 of 2919
    robojerk

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    What's Pitch?
     
  9. May 2, 2017 #49 of 2919
    jamesl

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    its that drama where the teenage girl becomes a pitcher for the major leagues or something like that

    never saw it,
    previews made it look and sound beyond stupid
     
  10. May 2, 2017 #50 of 2919
    TIVO_GUY_HERE

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    This show was highly publicized, not the reason it was cancelled.
     
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    BrettStah

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    I just checked.. we have 6 Fox season passes. I do try to skip as many commercials as possible though. Ads during football games are most likely to be seen, obviously. But even then, whenever I can I try to watch games "delayed live", starting around halfway through and finishing up the game not too long beyond the actual end time.
     
  12. May 2, 2017 #52 of 2919
    DancnDude

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    I liked Pitch, but I really would have been surprised if it had been renewed.
     
  13. May 2, 2017 #53 of 2919
    DevdogAZ

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    I'm just hoping NBC renews Timeless and Blindspot. I think those shows are pretty good for serialized network dramas.
     
  14. May 2, 2017 #54 of 2919
    TonyTheTiger

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    Pitch just became a product placement mecca. There was no show around it!
     
  15. May 3, 2017 #55 of 2919
    jamesl

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    it was all over social media

    "great show for empowerment for women"
    "if you don't like the show you're sexist"
     
  16. May 3, 2017 #56 of 2919
    John Gillespie

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    Doesn't ring even a tiny jingle bell.
     
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    brianric

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    Ironic coming from Fox.
     
  18. May 3, 2017 #58 of 2919
    BrettStah

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    Yeah, I'm not super deep into social media either. As an example, my family was shocked when they found out last week I hadn't heard of some Starbucks unicorn beverage.
     
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    TonyD79

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    The Fox TV network is very different from Fox News. Always has been.
     
  20. May 3, 2017 #60 of 2919
    Steveknj

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    I know this show was pushed throughout the baseball post season. So maybe if you're not a baseball fan, that's why you never heard of it. I always thought, because of today's sports landscape they should have changed Pitch to Jumpshot or something like that and set the same scenario in a basketball setting. I think that would have attracted a much younger audience.
     
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