'Wisdom of the Crowd' Cancelled CBS - Jeremy Piven Assault Allegations
- Author: Jacqueline Ellis Nov 29, 2017,
Nov 29, 2017, 0:25
The back order decision on Wisdom of the Crowd, delayed nearly to the last possible moment, had been being complicated by an investigation CBS recently launched into sexual harassment allegations against star Jeremy Piven.
"Wanted to thanks all of you guys for supporting us at #WisdomoftheCrowd sorry we don't get to continue with this great family we have created", Piven wrote. Both "SEAL Team" and "S.W.A.T" have received full season pick-ups, with Monday comedy "9JKL" was extended from 13 to 16 episodes.
After only 13 episodes, Wisdom of the Crowd's debut season has been cut short. Like so many other men in Hollywood, a collection of troubling sexual harassment allegations against Piven have surfaced. "Proud of the work we did", he added, saying that the episodes will be finished "with full hearts". 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.
The decision comes following allegations by several women that the procedural drama star sexually harassed them on past projects.
Piven has adamantly denied all of the claims, going so far as to take a polygraph test earlier this month, which he says proves his innocence. A third accuser, advertising executive Tiffany Bacon Scourby, came forward on November 9, detailing a forced encounter with Piven in 2003.
One of the women, Anastasia Taneie, told the outlet Piven forcefully groped her breasts and genitals in 2009 when she was working as an extra on the HBO series "Entourage". I would never force myself on a woman.