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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.