Jeremy Piven's 'Wisdom of the Crowd' axed amid sexual misconduct allegations

The back order decision on Wisdom of the Crowd, delayed nearly to the last possible moment, had been being complicated by an investigation CBS recently launched into sexual harassment allegations against star Jeremy Piven. For the sake of any fans who have already been hooked over just nine episodes, we have to hope that Episode 13 doesn't end on a killer cliffhanger.

"Jeremy Piven, on two occasions, cornered me & forcefully fondled my breasts & bum", Bellamar posted on Twitter. "Proud of the work we did", he said, adding that the episodes will be finished "with full hearts".

Since the show went on air, Piven (Mr Selfridge) has been accused of sexual harassment, with CBS investigating the claims.

Piven has previously issued a statement that said in part, "I unequivocally deny the appalling allegations being peddled about me".

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The drama, which is from Universal Television and CBS Television Studios, follows Piven as a tech genius who creates a crowd-sourcing hub to revolutionise crime fighting.

Per Nielsen's "most recent" metric, which includes a week's worth of delayed tune-in where available, "Wisdom of the Crowd" has averaged a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 8.685 million viewers overall.

"Thanks for all the love, going to miss it as well... I can not speak as to why a person would create a story like this".

Last week, actress Anastasia Taneie, told BuzzFeed that Piven forcibly pushed her up against a wall and groped her when she was a 23-year-old extra on "Entourage" in 2009. Sitcom Me, Myself and I was yanked from the schedule early.

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