A substitution has been made in the line-up.

Heroes alum Ali Larter has been cast in the Fox drama pilot Pitch, replacing former CSI Elisabeth Shue.

Per our sister site Deadline, Shue’s departure comes after creative differences over the direction of her character, Amelia Slater, a sports agent who doubles as a personal guru for Major League Baseball’s first-ever female pitcher (to be played by Twisted‘s Kylie Bunbury).

Penned by Dan Fogelman (Galavant, The Neighbors) and Rick Singer (Younger), the cast of Pitch also includes Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Franklin & Bash), Mo McRae (Murder in the First), Meagan Holder (Ringer) and Tim Jo (The Neighbors).


EXCLUSIVE: Ali Larter (Varsity Blues, Heroes) is set to lead horror pic The Diabolical, fromPreferred Film & TV. She’ll play Madison, a single mother who with her children is awoken nightly by an increasingly strange and intense presence. She seeks help from her scientist boyfriend Nikolai, who begins a hunt to destroy the violet spirit that paranormal experts are too frightened to take on.The Diabolical marks the feature debut of genre-influenced commercials and music video helmerAlistair Legrand, who is directing a script he co-wrote with Luke Harvis. Preferred Film & TV’s Ross Dinerstein is producing. Content Media Corp (CMC) is backing the project and will rep N.A. rights with Preferred Content while CMC’s Jamie Carmichael sells international. Filming begins in February 2014. Larter’s last big screen outing was the 2010 zombie sequel Resident Evil: Afterlife. She also co-stars in TNT’s 2014 spy series Legends. Larter is repped by WME and Water Street Anthem Entertainment.