CBS Cancels Wisdom of the Crowd Following Allegations Against Jeremy Piven

Jeremy Piven

Jeremy Piven

Jeremy Piven's CBS show Wisdom of the Crowd will wrap up a the end of season one, sources say.

The freshman crowd-sourced, crime-solving series hadn't quite found a crowd since premiering this fall. The series averaged 8.8 million viewers had fallen in viewership to just 7.4 million total viewers in the most recent episode with a 1.0 rating among viewers in the target 18-49 demographic.

Wisdom of the Crowd - which sees Piven star as Jeffrey Tanner, a man searching for the person who murdered his daughter - premiered on CBS in October and has now aired nine episodes of its original 13 episode run. It's unlikely he'll ever find the killer now.

An insider tells the site that the show's producers were informed that no additional episodes will be ordered beyond the original 13, all of which will air on the network.

TV Line reports that the 13 episodes already in the can will air, but the move by CBS is effectively a cancellation.

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The news emerges weeks after CBS officials announced they were investigating claims of sexual assault made against Piven.

Advertising executive Tiffany Bacon Scourby alleged in an interview with People that in 2003 Piven pinned her down and ejaculated on her in his hotel room.

Piven has denied the allegations, calling them "absolutely false and completely fabricated".

"I would never force myself on a woman", Piven wrote in an earlier tweet. Actress Anastasia Taneie revealed to BuzzFeed that Piven groped her breast and genitals as he forcefully pushed her against a wall when she was working as an extra on Entourage.

Last Thursday, Piven tweeted the results of polygraph tests he seemingly took to vindicate himself.

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