7:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Fox's 'Pitch' Joins ATX Festival Lineup (Exclusive)
Fox's newly ordered baseball drama Pitch has joined the ATX Television Festival's lineup.
The Dan Fogelman drama has been inserted into the starting lineup at the fest, set to run June 9-12 in Austin, Texas.
Scheduled for noon Friday, June 10, at the Alamo, stars Kylie Bunbury and Mark-Paul Gosselaar will be joined by executive producers Kevin Falls and Rick Singer.
Pitch, which was recently moved from midseason to a fall start, where it will likely be promoted following Fox's World Series coverage, centers on the dramatic and emotional story of Ginny Baker (Bunbury), who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball — under the glare of an intense media spotlight.
The show, from executive producer Dan Fogelman, stars Gosselaar as Baker's catcher, Ali Larter, Mark Consuelos and Dan Lauria. It is being produced in partnership with MLB, with the league offering the series unprecedented access to its teams, stadiums, logos and more. As part of that deal, Baker will pitch for the San Diego Padres.
Pitch becomes the latest series to join the impressive ATX lineup. In its fifth year, ATX also will feature panels including a West Wing reunion, The Shield writers' room, a Friday Night Lights event on Panther Field and more. Click here for the full programming lineup.
Watch the Pitch trailer, below.