CBS Pulls the Plug on Drama Series

Nov 27, 2017  •  Post A Comment

CBS has opted to let a drama series close out its run on the network without a back-nine order. The freshman series “Wisdom of the Crowd,” starring Jeremy Piven, will wrap after its initial 13-episode order is completed, USA Today reports.

The show has four new episodes left to run, and will burn them off in its Sunday 8 p.m. (ET/PT) time slot.

“The decision comes as Piven faces multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, with the most recent coming last week,” USA Today notes. “CBS said early this month it was investigating an accusation of sexual harassment. Piven has denied all allegations and last week tweeted the report of a polygraph examination he took regarding one of the allegations.”

Piven was back on Twitter today with a message to the show’s fans after getting news of the cancellation — you can see his tweet below.

USA Today notes: “The accusations cast a shadow over Piven, and ‘Wisdom’s’ so-so ratings hardly have been a strong argument for continuation. Even with the ratings boost of late NFL games, the drama, which follows a tech visionary’s efforts to use crowd-sourcing to solve crimes, the series has been averaging just 8.8 million viewers per episode over its first nine broadcasts.”


  1. Sad. This was the best new show on television. C’mon Netflix pick up this show!!!!

  2. Why not cast Jeremy Piven, Jeffrey Tambor, and Louis C.K. in a remake of The Untouchables? Change the name to The (VERY) Touchables. I think Harvey Weinstein’s got the time to produce it.

  3. Just as well since there is, in fact, no wisdom in the crowd.

    That’s a self indulgent conceit of social media.

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