While the debate continues over whether or not Deadpool will receive any Oscar love, The People’s Choice Awards is happy to show the actioner the love, as the film picked up wins for Favorite Action Movie and Favorite Movie Actor.
Season 1, Episode 9 – Pitch rectifies a few of its earlier melodramatic mistakes with “Scratch,” but still fails to live up to its feminist potential. Dealing with trade clauses, romantic possibilities, and miscommunication, the episode recaptures a sliver of its original “uplifting sports story” style.
Season 1, Episode 8 – Pitch makes as much melodrama as possible in “Unstoppable Forces & Immovable Objects,” with sketchy relatives asking for money, pressuring people towards trades, and leanings towards a romance that does not need to be there.
As we head into a season of indie films and critical darlings fighting for a few awards season nominations, the 2017 People’s Choice Awards has released their list of nominees, celebrating the big hits that gained pop culture notoriety over the past year.
Season 1, Episode 7 – Pitch drops the ball on telling its first feminist story in weeks, but resolves the minimal conflict without controversy. In other news: baseball players get old and petty about the youngsters coming up behind them to replace them.
Season 1, Episode 6 – Pitch gets psychological this week in “Wear It” when Ginny folds under the pressure of living up to her public persona. Juxtaposing a public party with a night on the town with normal girls, this episode is a step in the right direction for the series.
Season 1, Episode 5 – Pitch uses the MLB trade deadline as an opportunity to give baseball players some human empathy and instead makes a big sloppy mess. Ginny comes away seeming spoiled and unsympathetic and the show in general mishandles its baseball details.
Season 1, Episode 3 – Pitch‘s “Beanball” mixes an unnecessarily compromising romance plot with a baseball feud, resulting in a patchy episode that teeters too close to sexist narrative tropes for comfort. Ultimately, the bones of the show are still good but the side plot feels like a judgmental detour.
Season 1, Episode 2 – Tackling rape, gendered stereotypes, and objectification, “The Interim” weaves together the personal stories of multiple characters with accurate baseball culture and a realistic portrayal of the media circus that would surround Ginny.
Season 1, Episode 1 – Imagining the struggles of the first female pitcher in Major League Baseball, the “Pilot” episode of Pitch tackles sports, gender, and business with ease. This single episode has all the elements of a good sports story while promising a longer narrative to come.
Fox drama series Pitch has booked Rita Wilson and Lyndsy Fonseca for guest starring roles. The series was created by Dan Fogelman and follows the first female to play in the major leagues.
Fox is ready to overload you with all-new programming! Check out trailers from their upfront presentation here!
Craig Ferguson will take on yet another hosting gig, but this one is a bit different; Heroes alum Ali Larter replaces Elizabeth Shue in Fox drama; Poppy Montgomery toplines a CBS comedy and more in our daily casting round up!
Sarah Shahi has been cast as Nancy Drew; David Spade will team up with fellow SNL alum Tina Fey; Gabriel Iglesias’s The Fluffy Shop is hiring and more in today’s TV casting round-up.
Another day gearing up for pilot season, another onslaught of casting news. Luke Perry, Elisabeth Shue, and Dermot Mulroney have all landed new roles in new series.
Demi Moore has signed on to lead the series 10 Days In The Valley from Skydance Television while Powerless has added Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk, and Christine Kirk. The trio joins previously cast Vanessa Hudgens.