Seacrest interviews Piven during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about his role as Harry Selfridge in the TV series Mr Selfridge.
He was an incredible character. Between nine and five, he was brilliant. At night, he could be a disaster. He loved to gamble and cheated on his wife, and yet, [he] came to his senses. It’s a cautionary tale [and] it’s the best work that I’ve ever done. It’s challenging when you’re on a station that is funded by the people. They don’t have any money to advertise. So, it’s up to me to be a one-man band. And it’s almost like a pop culture experiment to see how long it takes to possibly break a show with just one man. And I feel like the tide is turning.