Pitch gets off to a good start, but its star should crowd the plate

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The stakes for Pitch might not be as high as they are for its protagonist, but there’s still plenty riding on the new Fox drama. Creators Dan Fogelman and Rick Singer have promoted their show as a “story on the verge of happening,” so in a year that’s already seen the historical nomination of a woman for president by…

Fox picks up The Exorcist, Lethal Weapon, and some shows that aren’t based on movies

It looks like there was a pickup party at Fox today, as the network has given series orders to four new dramas and two new comedies. Of those six, one is based on an old movie, one is based on a different old movie, and the other four aren’t based on movies at all, so this is a pretty wide-ranging group of shows. This…