According to Business Insider, CBS has canceled “Wisdom of the Crowd,” its drama starring actor Jeremy Piven.
The series – which had been in its first season on the network – has been dropped following multiple sexual misconduct allegations against the star.
Piven was originally accused of sexual misconduct by actress Ariane Bellamar, who alleged that Piven groped her while on the set of HBO’s “Entourage.” Shortly thereafter, CBS said the network was “looking into the matter,” when other women began to come forward, including “Longmire” actress Cassidy Freeman, and advertising executive Tiffany Bacon Scourby. Piven has adamantly denied all allegations.
CBS will continue to air the original 13 episodes of “Wisdom of the Crowd,” but will not make any more.
The show centered around an eccentric tech innovator – played by Piven – who creates a crowd-sourcing website to help him solve his daughter’s murder.
The series had an average of 8.3 million viewers tuning in every week, although its high ratings may have been tied to its time slot. Still, “Wisdom of the Crowd” was an audience favorite, despite being widely panned by critics.