CBS plans to end "Wisdom of the Crowd" after just one season, sources close to the show told TVLine Monday, as more women come forward with allegations of sexual harassment by lead actor Jeremy Piven throughout his career.
Nine of the episodes have already aired, and the remaining four are reportedly going to air in the show's regular Sunday time slot at 8 p.m. ET. When the allegations first surfaced, CBS declined to broadcast an interview of Piven on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert", which was scheduled to air November 3.
At any rate, with Crowd's ratings on Sunday, the decision to not order an additional nine episodes to complete a freshman season couldn't have been too hard.More news: Online sales top $5 billion on Black Friday, report shows
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Piven is best known for his role as the threatening talent agent Ari Gold on HBO's "Entourage" and the womanizing retail tycoon Harry Selfridge on ITV's "Mr. Selfridge". CBS said it was investigating the allegations, which Piven has denied. On Twitter, reality star and former Playboy Playmate Ariane Bellamar accused Piven of groping her on two separate occasions, and actress Cassidy Freeman leveled a claim on Instagram that Piven acted inappropriately toward her. A third accuser, advertising executive Tiffany Bacon Scourby, came forward on November 9, detailing a forced encounter with Piven in 2003.
On Nov. 24, Amy Meanor and Anastasia Taneie told BuzzFeed News Piven sexually assaulted them in the past.
"I would never force myself on a woman", Piven wrote in an earlier tweet.