Monica Potter to Join Jeremy Piven in CBS Drama Pilot Wisdom of the Crowd

Attention, Team Braverman: Another Parenthood alum is heading back to TV.

Monica Potter has signed on to join Jeremy Piven in the CBS drama pilot Wisdom of the Crowd. (Our sister site Deadline first had the news.) Piven stars as tech guru Jeffrey Tanner, who’s developed a crime-tracking crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter’s murder; Potter will play Tanner’s ex-wife Alex, who’s pursuing a career in politics.

The Good Wife writer Ted Humphrey is penning the pilot, which is based on an Israeli series.

Potter is best known to TV fans for her six seasons as cancer-stricken mom Kristina Braverman on NBC’s Parenthood. (And just like her new character, Kristina ran for office, too!) She’s just the latest Parenthood alum to land a new role this pilot season: Lauren Graham is headlining the Fox comedy Linda From HR, Mae Whitman has signed up for NBC’s drama Good Girls, Jason Ritter will star in ABC’s dramedy The Gospel of Kevin and Craig T. Nelson has joined the cast of the ABC sitcom Raised by Wolves.

Will you watch Potter in this new role, or are you holding out for a Braverman family reunion? Drop your thoughts in a comment below. 

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7 Comments
  1. webly3 says:

    I love Monica Potter! But this pilot sounds like it would be DOA if it was picked up.

  2. Tomm Huntre says:

    Don’t forget her season spent on BOSTON LEGAL. Loved her on that show!!

  3. Collette says:

    I love both of them if you don’t count Piven’s work as Mr. Selfridge. I’ll watch this.

  4. Joey Padron says:

    Happy Monica got a new show pilot. I loved on Parenthood.

  5. Kira says:

    Didn’t they hire a Director of Diversity? Are they not listening to her? I love Monica Potter but her talent will be wasted another unnecessary CBS procedural–a show that sounds like literally everything else CBS and the other networks have on the air right now.