CBS Cancels Jeremy Piven's 'Wisdom of the Crowd' Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

  • CBS Cancels Jeremy Piven's 'Wisdom of the Crowd' Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

CBS Cancels Jeremy Piven's 'Wisdom of the Crowd' Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Jeremy Piven's new U.S. drama Wisdom of the Crowd has reportedly been cancelled following sexual assault allegations made against the actor. The remainder of Wisdom of the Crowd's 13 episodes will finish out in the show's current timeslot.

Jeremy Piven's "Wisdom of the Crowd" is as good as dead.

The accusations cast a shadow over Piven and the ratings are hardly a strong argument for the show's continuation. "Proud of the work we did", he added, saying that the episodes will be finished "with full hearts".

But the decision also comes in the wake of Piven being accused of groping two women who were extras on the set of the HBO comedy "Entourage", in which Piven played Hollywood agent Ari Gold.

The show earned mediocre but not poor, ratings - raking in 8.9 million viewers, almost the same amount the network's critically acclaimed "Madam Secretary" receives, according to Variety. CBS said previously it was looking into the claims but it issued no further statement.

"Wisdom of the Crowd" centers around eccentric tech innovator Jeffrey Tanner (Piven), who creates a crowd-sourcing website to help him solve his daughter's murder. "I can not speak as to why a person would create a story like this".

He has been accused of similar conduct by Longmire's Cassidy Freeman, and advertising executive Tiffany Bacon Scourby.

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