Jeremy Piven's 'Wisdom of the Crowd' to end after 13 episodes

CBS is pulling the plug on freshman series Wisdom of the Crowd, deciding against picking up the back nine episodes of the Jeremy Piven drama's first season.

The series (Sunday, 8 ET/PT) will continue to run new episodes until the original 13-episode order is completed. Four new episodes remain.

Late Monday, CBS ordered full seasons of two sophomore comedies, Man With a Planand Superior Donuts.

The Wisdom decision comes as Piven faces multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, with the most recent coming last week. CBS said early this month it was investigating an accusation of sexual harassment. Piven has denied all allegations and last week tweeted the report of a polygraph examination he took regarding one of the allegations.

The actor tweeted his thanks to Wisdom viewers on Monday.

The accusations cast a shadow over Piven, and Wisdom's so-so ratings hardly have been a strong argument for continuation. 

With the ratings boost of late NFL games, the drama, which follows a tech visionary's efforts to use crowd-sourcing to solve crimes, has been averaging 8.8 million viewers per episode over its first nine broadcasts. That number is higher than Donuts' season average (5.8 million) and the recent season premiere of Man (6.5 million).

Early this fall, CBS canceled the low-rated comedy Me, Myself & I. The network has given full-season pickups to SEAL Team, Young Sheldon and S.W.A.T. and ordered three additional episodes of 9JKL. 

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