The new tech drama appears to be finished.
November 27, 2017
Things aren't looking good for new CBS drama Wisdom of the Crowd. Reports are out this afternoon that the network has declined to order any additional episodes of the Jeremy Piven series, essentially indicating that it has been cancelled.
One of three new dramas in the CBS fall lineup, the hour-long show premiered early last month but has not fared overly well at 8:00pm on Sunday nights, regularly losing out to its time slot competition. Critically, reviews were generally not very favorable either, resulting in an overall lack of buzz for the freshman entry.
Making matters worse, Piven was one of the recent high-profile names to be accused of sexual harassment by a past co-star, allegations of which the network stated they were "looking into". Since the news broke late last month, CBS hasn't commented further, though Piven denied the allegations.
Piven stars in the series as a Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur who, after the death of his daughter, develops a crowd-sourcing app to help solve her murder using the notion that a million minds are better than one. Known as "Sophe", the online platform uses publicly-shared information that combines the wisdom of a large group of people, which he expands from solving a case personal to him to helping many others that could benefit from the new innovation.
What today's news means is that production on Season 1 of Wisdom of the Crowd will not continue past its original 13-episode order. Four episodes remain in the current season and are expected to air as planned on Sunday nights. As for the prospects of a second season, it does not appear to be a realistic possibility at this point.
12/07/17 at 02:13am
I'm not surprised about the Piven rumors. Years ago a female tech reporter who interviewed him later said on a podcast that all he did was stare at her breasts.
12/03/17 at 10:12am
ya know... Match.com will apparently track your every move now. That's what the commercial tout anyway. So, really isn't this show jsut tapping into the Match.com database?
12/02/17 at 01:41pm
Aethn, he did not prove these claims were lies. Polygraph tests have long been controversial for their questionable accuracy. Not saying he absolutely did it, but a polygraph is not irrefutable proof that he's innocent.
12/02/17 at 08:15am
CBS (Cancel Broadcast Shows) Network. I enjoyed the show. Surprised it stayed on this long.
12/01/17 at 04:37pm
It wasn't doing well in the women demographic. I guess Piven and the show didn't touch enough of them to stay on.
12/01/17 at 08:59am
I would like to know if these dough-heads that position a show against NFL football ever consider that part of the problem when the ratings don't pan out. I know the NFL, deservedly, has its own ratings problems... but if all they care about is $$ then put the show into an appropriate slot. It just seems - amateur hour.
As an aside, I never watched the show.. now days if it doesn't get to 3 seasons I never watch it at all.
11/29/17 at 03:11pm
@Moe: I had to chuckle at that. I am easy to please! I didn't find either show great, but they were watchable for me. I completely understand why people would dislike them though. I watch a VERY wide range of show qualities. Obviously I have to much time on my hands. I was mostly surprised that I found either one watchable at all because I dislike both leads.
11/29/17 at 08:54am
@Suzanne you must be easy to please, because both shows sucked. And not watchable at all. Hence the reason they both got cancelled.
11/28/17 at 11:46pm
Though I didn't like either lead from APB or Wisdom, I did actually like both shows. They were very similar but certainly not identical. They were both perfectly watchable procedural, and I like that kind of thing - especially when I am tired. I thought APB was a little more interesting because they were addressing the "Big Brother" angle. Oh well, another one down. Given that I don't much care who killed Mia, I guess it doesn't matter.
11/28/17 at 02:40pm
I'm happy to see this APB ripoff fail. Piven is the sole reason I refused to watch this garbage.
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