Wisdom of the Crowd

Wisdom of the Crowd is an American drama television series based on the Israeli series of the same name by Shira Hadad and Dror Mishani. The series premiered on CBS October 1, 2017 and ended on January 14, 2018. The series was produced by CBS Television Studios and Universal Television.

Wisdom of the Crowd
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GenreDrama
Based onThe Israeli series of the same name by Shira Hadad & Dror Mishani
Developed byTed Humphrey
Starring
Composer(s)Paul Haslinger
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time44 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution[1]
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseOctober 1, 2017 (2017-10-01) –
January 14, 2018 (2018-01-14)

Cast and charactersEdit

MainEdit

RecurringEdit

EpisodesEdit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"Adam DavidsonTed HumphreyOctober 1, 2017 (2017-10-01)8.83[2]
Jeffrey Tanner (Jeremy Piven) is obsessed with finding who murdered his daughter and has developed an online, crowd sourcing app called Sophe to help him. His team is a unique collection of talented individuals with many different skills.
2"In The Wild"Adam DavidsonTed HumphreyOctober 8, 2017 (2017-10-08)7.84[3]
A 13-year-old boy goes missing, so Tanner uses Sophe to help find him.
3"Machine Learning"Jon AmielMatthew Lau & Aiyana WhiteOctober 15, 2017 (2017-10-15)8.04[4]
Crime data is entered into Sophe looking for links to Mia. Instead it links 3 previously unrelated cases. When Cavanagh adds a clue it jumps to 14 and keeps climbing with crowd help. Meanwhile Carlos Ochoa is threatened in prison.
4"User Bias"Charles BeesonKim Shumway & Patrick MossOctober 22, 2017 (2017-10-22)7.70[5]
Tanner has to deal with cyber attacks when they are asked to help solve the murder of a white supremacist. Tanner and his wife are at odds when private information is leaked to Sophie regarding their deceased daughter.
5"Clear History"Deran SarafianDavid Appelbaum & Erica SalehOctober 29, 2017 (2017-10-29)6.76[6]
A medically retired Inspector is murdered. Cavanaugh is not allowed on the case due to his prior involvement with the widow, so he seeks Tanner's help. Meanwhile, Tanner's prior company alleges he stole their code to create Sophe.
6"Trojan Horse"Stephen KayAndrew Dettmann & Joshua Hale FialkovNovember 5, 2017 (2017-11-05)7.87[7]
A computer expert creates a game that targets short-attention span teenagers and compels them to commit suicide. Meanwhile, a clue emerges in a photo of Tanner's daughter.
7"Trade Secrets"Adam DavidsonMatthew LauNovember 12, 2017 (2017-11-12)6.56[8]
Cavanaugh's plans to reconnect with his 14-year-old son are interrupted when the team and the crowd identify a fugitive domestic terrorist on the loose; Tanner and Sara's ongoing legal troubles drive a wedge between them, with Mike trapped in the middle; Alex confronts Tanner about the Congressional investigation; the team loses control of the crowd, with potentially deadly consequences.
8"Denial of Service"Eagle EgilssonKim ShumwayNovember 19, 2017 (2017-11-19)6.03[9]
Tanner and the team race to halt a digital attack that has silenced the crowd and knocked the platform offline, forcing Tanner and Alex to make a deal with an untrustworthy rival; Cavanaugh and Sara question three suspects in the suspicious death of a Silicon Valley CEO; the Hive endures unwanted visitors.
9"Proof of Concept"Roxann DawsonAiyana WhiteNovember 26, 2017 (2017-11-26)6.72[10]
Tanner is offered new evidence in Mia's case if Sophe can prove someone is innocent of murder. Tanner and Sara begin depositions with AllSourcer for the rights to Sara's work and Sophe's code.
10"Live Stream"Milan CheylovDavid AppelbaumDecember 10, 2017 (2017-12-10)6.11[11]
The team tracks a killer targeting online celebrities and broadcasting their final moments on a live-streaming platform; Sara worries about being banned from using Sophe.
11"Alpha Test"Adam DavidsonErica SalehDecember 17, 2017 (2017-12-17)6.65[12]
Tariq and the team use the Crowd to aid a friend and blogger targeted by an internet stalker; Tanner's pursuit of a mysterious series of payments tied to his daughter's murder leads to bruising consequences.
12"Root Directory"Liz FriedlanderJoshua Hale FialkovJanuary 7, 2018 (2018-01-07)5.73[13]
Jeffrey and detective Tom speak to Carlos, and he remembers something vaguely about a man taking a selfie with Mia on her phone. But something is wrong.
13"The Tipping Point"Eric LaneuvilleTeleplay by : Andrew Dettmann & Patrick Moss
Story by : Andrew Dettmann
January 14, 2018 (2018-01-14)5.80[14]
Tanner and Hale go to court to convince a judge to free Carlos. A man who was obsessed with Sophe, including Mia's case, is found dead. Investigating this man leads Tanner to information revealing a city official's killer.

ProductionEdit

On February 9, 2017, it was announced that CBS had given the receive a pilot order for Wisdom of the Crowd based on Israeli format.[15] The episode was written and authored by Ted Humphrey who was expected to be an executive producer, alongside Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan, Dror Mishani, Shira Hadad and Adam Davidson. Production companies involved with the pilot include Algorithm Entertainment, Keshet International, Universal Television and CBS Television Studios. On May 12, 2017, CBS officially ordered the pilot to series.[16] A few days later, it was announced that the series, would premiere by October 1, 2017 and air on Sundays at 8:00 P.M.[17]

On November 27, 2017, CBS opted not to order more than 13 episodes for the cancellation and following the weak ratings.[18]

CastingEdit

On February 27, 2017, it was reported that Jeremy Piven would play the lead role of Jeffrey Tanner.[19] In March 2017, they have been cast were reported to be: Richard T. Jones,[20] Blake Lee,[21] Natalia Tena and Jake Matthews[22] as well as Monica Potter.[23]

On November 23, 2017, lead actor Piven was involved in allegations of sexual harassment. A day later, CBS stated that all 13 commissioned episodes had already been filmed, as shooting already wrapped up in December 2017.[24]

ReceptionEdit

Critical receptionEdit

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes an approval rating of 26% based on 19 reviews, with an average rating of 5.56/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Wisdom of the Crowd wastes a talented cast on a formulaic procedural crime drama that wavers between modest returns and unintentional laughs."[25] Metacritic, which uses a normalized rating, assigned a weighted average score of 35 out of 100, based on 17 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[26]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wisdom of the Crowd - NBCUniversal Media Village". www.nbcumv.com.
  2. ^ Porter, Rick (October 3, 2017). "'NCIS: LA' and '60 Minutes' adjust up, 'Wisdom of the Crowd' and 'Ten Days in the Valley' down: Sunday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  3. ^ Porter, Rick (October 10, 2017). "NFL adjusts up, all others unchanged: Sunday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  4. ^ Porter, Rick (October 17, 2017). "'Madam Secretary' and 'Wisdom of the Crowd' adjust down, '60 Minutes, 'AFV' and NFL up: Sunday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  5. ^ Porter, Rick (October 24, 2017). "'NCIS: LA' and 'Shark Tank' adjust up, 'Madam Secretary' adjusts down: Sunday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  6. ^ Porter, Rick (October 31, 2017). "'Wisdom of the Crowd,' '60 Minutes' adjust down, final World Series & NFL numbers: Sunday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  7. ^ Porter, Rick (November 7, 2017). "'Family Guy,' '60 Minutes' adjust up, 'Bob's Burgers' and 'Madam Secretary' adjust down: Sunday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  8. ^ Porter, Rick (November 14, 2017). "'Wisdom of the Crowd' adjusts down: Sunday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  9. ^ Porter, Rick (November 21, 2017). "'Sunday Night Football' adjusts up, '60 Minutes' and 'Madam Secretary' adjust down: Sunday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  10. ^ Porter, Rick (November 29, 2017). "'NCIS: LA,' '60 Minutes' and 'Sunday Night Football' adjust up: Sunday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  11. ^ Porter, Rick (December 12, 2017). "'Bob's Burgers,' 'The Simpsons' and '60 Minutes' adjust down: Sunday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  12. ^ Porter, Rick (December 19, 2017). "'Wisdom of the Crowd' and '60 Minutes' adjust down, NFL up: Sunday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  13. ^ Porter, Rick (January 9, 2018). "'Shark Tank' adjusts up, 'Simpsons,' 'Ghosted,' Golden Globes arrivals down: Sunday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
  14. ^ Porter, Rick (January 17, 2018). "'NCIS: LA' and 'Family Guy' adjust up, other FOX shows adjust down: Sunday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  15. ^ Petski, Denise (February 9, 2017). "CBS Orders 'Wisdom Of The Crowd' Crime Drama Pilot Based On Israeli Format". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  16. ^ Ausiello, Michael (May 12, 2017). "CBS Orders Boreanaz' Seal Team, Moore's S.W.A.T., Cumming's Instinct, Piven's Wisdom, Plus 2 Comedies". TVLine. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  17. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 1, 2017). "CBS Sets Fall 2017 Premiere Dates For 'Young Sheldon', '9 JKL' & Returning Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  18. ^ Schwartz, Ryan (November 27, 2017). "Wisdom of the Crowd Cancelled Amid Jeremy Piven Sexual Assault Scandal". TVLine. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  19. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 27, 2017). "Jeremy Piven To Topline 'Wisdom Of The Crowd' CBS Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  20. ^ Petski, Denise (March 8, 2017). "Richard T. Jones Cast In 'Wisdom Of The Crowd' CBS Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  21. ^ Petski, Denise (March 8, 2017). "Blake Lee Joins 'Wisdom Of The Crowd' CBS Drama Pilot; Lucas Hazlett In 'Real Life'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  22. ^ Pedersen, Erik (March 15, 2017). "'Wisdom of ohe Crowd': Natalia Tena & Jake Matthews Join CBS Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 15, 2017.
  23. ^ Petski, Denise (March 16, 2017). "Monica Potter To Co-Star In 'Wisdom Of The Crowd' CBS Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  24. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (November 23, 2017). "'Entourage' Extra Alleges Jeremy Piven Sexually Assaulted Her In 2009 – Report". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  25. ^ "Wisdom of the Crowd: Season 1 (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  26. ^ "Wisdom of the Crowd - Season 1 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 31, 2017.

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