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Pitch - Episode 1.02 - The Interim - Promo, Sneak Peeks, Interviews, Promotional Photos & Press Release



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GINNY STRUGGLES WITH HER TIME IN THE SPOTLIGHT ON AN ALL-NEW “PITCH” THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, ON FOX

Ginny attempts to fit in with the team, in spite of a sexist comment Al made about her years ago resurfacing. Meanwhile, Mike comes to terms with the mortality of his career and the end of his marriage, and Blip deals with fallout from Evelyn defending him to the media in the all-new “The Interim” episode of PITCH airing Thursday, Sept. 29 (8:59-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (PTH-102) (TV-14; D, L, V) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1

Cast: Kylie Bunbury as Ginny Baker, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Mike Lawson, Ali Larter as Amelia Slater, Mo McRae as Blip Sanders, Mark Consuelos as Oscar Arguella, Dan Lauria as Al Luongo, Meagan Holder as Evelyn Sanders and Tim Jo as Eliot.
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Promo & Post Mortem Interviews



As you build toward the first 13 episodes, is there a certain point you're working toward? Is there a natural midseason finale and, if you get the back-nine order, a season finale that you have mapped out?

Singer: Yes. We are looking at it in terms of what is happening on the team. What is happening with their place on the team? How is Ginny's world opening up piece by piece? What are the challenges that go with those each and every day? What are the relationships that are unfolding? What is the dynamic among all of our characters? In our second episode, we explore how Ginny and Amelia (Ali Larter) first met and how she became her agent. Then in other episodes we get to see more of Ginny's family members. Then we'll go into other characters' backstories as well. It's a way to inform the present so that what's happening on the field is happening in the present but also in context for things that have happened in the past as well. We have a beanball episode and we get to see part of the history. One of the great things about baseball is that there's a code and there are all these hidden languages that are spoken on and off the field among the players. We wanted to explore that and also through flashbacks show some of these baseball feuds that go way back. That was a fun opportunity for us to sort of explore how these what seem like very little things in the present actually have roots way, way back in the past.

What does it say about Ginny that she sees visions of her father after his death?

Bunbury: He's her driving force but it's interesting that Ginny is discovering that it's not just his dream [to make it in the Majors]. It is her dream as well, but he brings her a lot of confidence. In times of self-doubt, he brings her that confidence that she needs. And he also reminds her to be tough. He really made her strong.

How much more of her family will we see?

Bunbury: You're going to get to meet Ginny's older brother, Will [played by UnREAL's B.J. Britt], which I'm really excited about because I've never been able to have a brother in anything that I've played before. I always have sisters [on-screen] and I have three brothers. We're going to see more of Ginny's mother [Chastity Dotson] as well. You'll see the whole Baker clan.

“Oh my gosh, I was so surprised,” Bunbury tells EW of discovering the twist. “I cried a lot. That was really tough. I even get emotional thinking about it now. It’s so beautifully written, and it’s so powerful.”

Bill’s purpose in the premiere, Fogelman says, was to show that the dream of becoming the first female player in MLB has basically been ingrained in her since birth. “A pilot, for a television series and for a character, is kind of like the birth,” Fogelman says. “He’s been such a part of her story as Ginny was born into the world that I think he’s always looming. When you think about her in future episodes that have nothing to do with her childhood or her father, if you were a part of the series from inception, you remember the drive she had to succeed, because she’s solely been focused on the task at hand of being a successful major league baseball player.”

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