Despite ordering three additional scripts (i.e. not episodes) at the beginning of the month, it looks the Wisdom of the Crowd TV show on CBS will be cancelled. The network has declined to order any additional episodes, leaving the final season one episode count at 13.
A high tech crime drama, Wisdom of the Crowd stars Jeremy Piven, Richard T. Jones, Natalia Tena, Monica Potter, Blake Lee, Abigail F. Cowen, and Jake Matthews. The CBS TV series centers on Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeffrey Tanner (Piven) who designs an online platform for real-time, crowdsourced crime solving, in hopes of finding his child’s killer.
The crime drama is slated to wrap production on its 13-episode original order in mid-December. Nine of them already have aired. For now, the plan is for the remaining four to continue to air in the series’ Sunday slot.
The back order decision on Wisdom of the Crowd, delayed almost to the last possible moment, had been being complicated by an investigation CBS recently launched into sexual harassment allegations against star Jeremy Piven. To keep the writers room open, the network had ordered three additional scripts.
While Piven has vehemently denied any allegations, more and more women have come forward, most recently a former Entourage extra who claimed over the Thanksgiving break that the actor sexually assaulted her in 2009.
Wisdom of the Crowd: A Look at the Ratings
The first season of Wisdom of the Crowd is averaging a 0.97 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 7.45 million viewers. When sorted by its demo numbers, Wisdom of the Crowd ranks 17th of the 21 scripted CBS TV shows we’re currently tracking. When sorted by total viewership it rises to 11th place. Even without the off-screen concerns, it is possible CBS would have passed on additional episodes.
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