CBS Cancels Wisdom of the Crowd Following Allegations Against Jeremy Piven


For the sake of any fans who have already been hooked over just nine episodes, we have to hope that Episode 13 doesn't end on a killer cliffhanger.

CBS is reportedly ending its drama "Wisdom of the Crowd" amid multiple sexual misconduct allegations against lead actor Jeremy Piven, according to TVLine and several entertainment news outlets.

The photo included his Wisdom co-stars, Richard T. Jones, Natalia Tena, Monica Potter, Ion Overman and Blake Lee.

Piven, who previously starred on HBO's Entourage is facing allegations of sexual assault from at least five women.

The network has opted not to order more episodes of the show, but the rest of the unaired episodes from the original order will continue to air on Sundays at 8pm.

It doesn't look good for Wisdom of the Crowd. A third accuser, advertising executive Tiffany Bacon Scourby, came forward on November 9, detailing a forced encounter with Piven in 2003. Three actresses accused Piven of acting inappropriately with them. Meanor claimed Piven pinned her down at her Los Angeles home in 1995 and Taneie accused him of grabbing her breast and genitals in 2009, during the making of Entourage.

CBS didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from HuffPost regarding the circumstances of the show's cancellation, but it's worth noting ― allegations against Piven aside ― the show wasn't exactly a smash hit. Freshman sitcom "Me, Myself and I" was canceled earlier this season. "I can not speak as to why a person would create a story like this". It premiered on October 1 to 8.8 million total viewers and a 1.3 rating, but went fractional in the demo with its fifth episode.