AceShowbiz - CBS has decided to pull the plug on freshman series "Wisdom of the Crowd" after 13 episodes. The network opts to not pick up the back nine episodes of the Jeremy Piven-starring crime drama's first season.
The drama will continue to run its original 13 episodes without additional episodes. Nine of the episodes have aired, with the remaining 4 episodes being set to continue airing in the series' Sundays, 8 P.M. slot.
The decision arrives after its lead actor, Jeremy Piven, was hit with multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. Most recently, the "Entourage" alum was accused of grabbing actress Anastasia Taneie's "breasts and genitals in a dark hallway" when she worked as an extra on the hit HBO series. Anastasia was the latest woman who accused the Ari Gold depicter of sexual harassment after reality TV personality/actress Ariane Bellamar, "Longmire" actress Cassidy Freeman and advertising executive Tiffany Bacon Scourby.
However, Jeremy denied all "the appaling allegations" and went as far as taking a lie detector test to prove his innocence. Of Jeremy's allegation, the actor said through his rep, "It is understood that Anastasia Taneie has various aliases, and is a/k/a Anastasia Sotomayor, and a/k/a Anastasia Kisling, who is reported to have been arrested for felony burglary and spent time in jail involving a scam to rip-off and harm another man, in which she was alleged to have gotten the victim to go out on a date with her while her accomplices burglarized his home."
Following Bellamar's accusations, CBS said in a statement, "We are aware of the media reports and are looking into the matter."
Aside from the scandal, "Wisdom of the Crowd", which premiered on October 1 to 8.8 million total viewers and a 1.3 rating, doesn't perform well in terms of rating after four episodes. The most recent episode had 7.8 million viewers but only a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49.