CBS Cancels WISDOM OF THE CROWD Amid Sexual Assault Allegations Against Jeremy Piven
Amid sexual allegations against actor Jeremy Piven, TV Line reports that CBS will forgego a back-nine episode order for his new crime procedural drama WISDOM OF THE CROWD. The move basically ends the freshman drama's run on the network.
An insider tells the site that the show's producers were informed that no additional episodes will be ordered beyond the original 13, all of which will air on the network. The show, which airs Sunday nights, premiered on October 1st.
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WISDOM OF THE CROWD is a drama about a visionary tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter's murder, and revolutionize crime solving in the process. Inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, SILICON VALLEY entrepreneur Jeffrey Tanner, develops "Sophe," an online platform for publicly shared information he's certain will find his daughter's killer. To assist him, Tanner recruits Det. Tommy Cavanaugh, the original cop who investigated the murder but was unceremoniously forced off the case. Working with them is Sara Morton, a brilliant engineer whose relationship with Tanner goes beyond professional; Josh Novak, a talented, nerdy-cool head programmer; and Tariq Bakari, a tech genius and expert hacker with issues adhering to the rules. Concerned with Tanner's obsession is his successful ex-wife, Congresswoman Alex Hale, with whom he shares an unbreakable bond over their shared grief. As Tanner taps into the "wisdom of the crowd," his UNEXPECTED success fuels his determination to solve even more cases than just THE ONE that's personal to him.
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