CBS cancels 'Wisdom of the Crowd' amid Jeremy Piven sexual assault allegations

Jeremy Piven's “Wisdom of the Crowd” to finish after 13 episodes amid sexual misconduct allegations

CBS Essentially Cancels Wisdom of the Crowd

CBS isn't saying that Jeremy Piven's freshman series "Wisdom of the Crowd" is canceled, but the actor apparently sees it that way. Its latest live-plus-3 averages only give it a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49 and 8.9 million viewers. Those numbers aren't great, particularly the one among the age-range beloved most by advertisers. CBS will continue to air the original 13 episodes of "Wisdom of the Crowd" it ordered for this season, but will not make any more. Both "SEAL Team" and "S.W.A.T" have received full season pick-ups, with Monday comedy "9JKL" was extended from 13 to 16 episodes.

According to EW, recent allegations of sexual assault by Piven likely led to the cancellation.

Piven, who is facing sexual misconduct allegations from at least three women, appeared to confirm the show's end in a tweet. "I can not speak as to why a person would create a story like this". Cassidy Freeman accused Piven of "predatory behavior", and Tiffany Bacon Scourby claimed Piven forced her to engage in a sexual act at a NY hotel in 2003.

On the same day, Piven posted a long statement on Twitter that said "the accusations against me are absolutely false and completely fabricated".

Piven has denied the allegations of the incidents, which purported to have taken place back when the actor was a star of HBO's Entourage. I would never force myself on a woman, ever. The polygraph examiner confirmed to BuzzFeed News that Piven passed the test.

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