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CBS Drops Freshman Drama ‘Wisdom of the Crowd’

Jeremy Piven Drama Will Not Continue Past the Initial 13 Episodes

CBS has opted against any future episodes of freshman Sunday 8 p.m. ET drama “Wisdom of the Crowd,” starring Jeremy Piven, after the initial 13. Airing out of veteran “60 Minutes,” the series is averaging a modest 7.4 million viewers with a 1.0 rating in coveted adults 18-49. 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. After the first woman came forward, Piven issued a statement that said in part, “I unequivocally deny the appalling allegations being peddled about me.”

Debuting on Oct. 1 and based on the Israeli series of the same name, “Wisdom of the Crowd” focuses on a fictional character named Jeffrey Tanner, a tech innovator who created a crowd-sourcing hub in an effort to solve his daughter’s murder that became a crime-fighting method used throughout San Francisco.

”Wisdom of the Crowd” is the second freshman CBS series not moving forward following the quick departure of Monday night sitcom “Me, My & I” after just six episodes. Both “SEAL Team” and “S.W.A.T” have received full season pick-ups, with Monday comedy “9JKL” extended from 13 to 16 episodes.

There is no word at present what will air in place of “Wisdom of the Crowd” on Sunday.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. Yet another remakes bites the dust…

    This time for a bizarre reason (since when are you guilty until proven innocent?!!!)

    I was about to congratulate CBS on finally killing one of its flops quickly, but this is a rather appalling display of preventive CYA and Virtue Signalling. 🙁