CBS Cancels ‘Wisdom Of The Crowd’, Looking Into Jeremy Piven Sexual Harrasment Allegations


CBS just canceled Jeremy Piven's new series, Wisdom Of The Crowd, after 13 episodes.

Originally, the series was supposed to have a total of 22 installments, but the network has decided to cut it to just 13. As of late, there are only four episodes left before Wisdom Of The Crowd gets axed.

The Alleged Sexual Misconduct

The network's decision to pull the plug on the freshman drama came after Piven was accused of sexual misconduct by at least three women. Last week, 39-year-old Tiffany Bacon Scourby came forward with her own sexual harassment story from 14 years ago.

Scourby, who works as an advertising executive, claimed that Piven jumped on top of her while they were at the Trump International Hotel & Tower in 2003. When she tried to pull away from the actor, Scourby said that Piven exposed his genitals and rubbed it against her body.

Jeremy Piven Denies Sexual Assault Accusations

Piven has denied Scourby's accusations and said that he never forced himself on anyone. "I have offered to take a polygraph to support my innocence. I keep asking myself, 'How does one prove something that didn't happen?'" said Piven.

However, Scourby isn't the only woman who has accused the Serendipity star of sexual assault. Playboy Playmate, Arianne Bellamar, alleged that Piven groped her twice while on the set of Entourage.

Bellamar claimed that Piven grabbed her breasts and buttocks while they were inside his trailer. The second groping incident took place inside the Playboy Mansion. Piven has also denied any accusations of sexual misconduct by Bellamar.

Meanwhile, before CBS made an official announcement about the cancellation of Wisdom Of The Crowd, a spokesperson first said that they are looking into Piven's alleged inappropriate behavior.

"We are aware of the media reports," said the spokesperson. However, it has not been directly confirmed whether the cancellation of the series was due to Piven's sexual misconduct or not.

Wisdom Of The Crowd first landed a series order from CBS in May. In the series, Piven gives life to the character of a tech billionaire named Jeffrey Tanner. He decides to sell his company to launch a venture dedicated to fighting crime via crowdsourcing.

Prior to the complaints directed at Piven, Wisdom Of The Crowd has received steady but very modest ratings on Sunday nights. During its most recent episode, the series only garnered a total of 6.9 million viewers and a 0.90 rating. These figures were close to the show's ratings during its Oct. 1 premiere.

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