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Golden Boy

Golden Boy TV showNetwork: CBS
Episodes: 13 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: February 26, 2013 – May 14, 2013
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Theo James, Chi McBride, Kevin Alejandro, Bonnie Somerville, Holt McCallany and Stella Maeve.

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TV show description:
This dramatic series follows the fast rise (from age 26 to 34) of an ambitious cop who becomes the youngest police commissioner in the history of New York City — and the high personal and professional cost he pays to achieve it.

As Walter William Clark Jr. (Theo James) is interviewed for a story about his career, he looks back on his hard-fought journey from street kid to the most powerful man in law enforcement.

After only three years as a beat cop, Clark’s heroics on the job make him bold enough to ask for and receive the unheard-of promotion to homicide detective, angering the members of his new department who are eager to see him fail.

Clark is partnered with and mentored by experienced veteran Detective Don Owen (Chi McBride), a man just two years shy of retirement.

He would rather team with First Grade Detective Christian Arroyo (Kevin Alejandro), the alpha dog in the squad who’s just as ambitious as Clark — but without a moral center. Arroyo’s partner is Detective Deborah McKenzie (Bonnie Somerville), a tough third-generation cop and the only female detective in the unit.

Also on the team is Detective Joe Diaco (Holt McCallany), a well-connected officer with tremendous resources (which Clark might find useful). Though laser-focused on moving up the ladder, Clark’s soft spot is serving as the sole caregiver and supporter of his sister, Agnes (Stella Maeve) — a teenager demonstrating increasingly dangerous behavior.

Keenly observant and politically savvy, “Golden Boy” Clark bases his career decisions solely on his need to succeed as quickly as possible, and he’ll find that his epic journey will be filled with consequences.
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Series Finale

Episode #13 — Next Question
Limited by his suspension and relegated to desk duty, Clark delves into Owen’s cold case in which the murder investigation of a construction worker, Jozef Dworaczyk, was compromised by the events of 9/11 happening simultaneously. Andrew Lightstone, Owen’s partner and mentor, was with him on the case and was called up to the North Towers leaving Owen to work the case on his own. That was the last time Owen saw Lightstone.

Clark notes the lack of shell casings and no reports of shots fired to speculate that a contract hit man could have been used. He and Owen confront the drug dealer whose crack house served as the crime scene about the similar way in which his rivals were killed, and the dealer reveals the name of the hit man he suspects had targeted him but mistook Dworaczyk for him instead.

When they track down the hit man, Owen coerces him to confess to fifteen murders including Dworaczyk’s and is rewarded with a promotion. Clark is perturbed when he discovers that three men were wrongly imprisoned for three of those murders and Commissioner Dowdell tells him to disregard his findings.

Lorraine kicks Arroyo out of the house after she discovers that he’s been cheating on her. Meanwhile, Clark’s father persuades Agnes to drive away with him and a volatile Deputy Mayor Holbrook confronts Clark and Margot with a gun.
First aired: May 14, 2013

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What do you think? Do you like the Golden Boy TV series? Are you sorry that it’s been cancelled and there won’t be a second season?

 

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Lala May 15, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Golden Boy is one of the few very intelligent, engrossing, sophisticated shows on the air now. It is very disappointing that the show will be not renewed. For a “cop” show it is one the few that is not full of trite, predictable lines and scenarios.

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lori May 28, 2013 at 1:10 pm

so sorry cancelled. i know so many people that loved the show

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Connie May 15, 2013 at 5:47 pm

I wish CBS would reconsider canceling Golden Boy. It’s one of the best shows on television.

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Cary McKeown May 15, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Really dumb move to cancel this show!!! I was really getting into it and I don’t appreciate not getting to see how it finally comes out!

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Sig May 15, 2013 at 2:27 pm

CBS has done it to a second show for the fall. Golden Boy is Great. CBS has a habit of eliminating great shows and replacing them with garbage i.e. CSI NY, CSI Miami, Vegas and the list can go on.

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Chuck May 15, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Are you guys serious!! Golden Boy is about the only show worth watching. All of the characters and story lines work well together and that’s what makes it a success in my opinion. I agree with your other choices, they have to go! And while your at it get rid of those stupid reality shows!

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C. Hollon May 15, 2013 at 1:14 pm

I love this show. One of the best shows on TV. CBS, please don’t cancel it!

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Paula May 15, 2013 at 12:27 pm

I have enjoyed Golden Boy since the very beginning.. I don’t think the networks gave it a chance.

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G.B.W. May 15, 2013 at 8:56 am

Apparently,CBS likes being in 3rd place. Another “BONEHEADED” move cancelling Golden Boy. It’s a great show, so KEEP IT ON! Who, in their right mind makes these decisions anyway? Don’t you people listen to the common folks who watch these programs? You put a program on TV and get people addicted to it,and then a couple of executives make a stupid move to cancel it. Sometimes I think cancelling my satellite dish carrier makes more sense,and I could save a bundle not watching anything! Listen to the viewers that watch these programs as we are the real critics.

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Peter May 15, 2013 at 2:06 am

Another idiotic decision by CBS.

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b May 15, 2013 at 2:03 am

one of the best TV series…please do not cancel…what are they thinking?

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terry May 15, 2013 at 1:17 am

Love this show please don’t cancel

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Tom Armour May 14, 2013 at 11:56 pm

Two votes from our house to keep Golden Boy!

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Tim May 14, 2013 at 10:54 pm

And yet seconds before the finale CBS promotes it as the “Season Finale.” Why lie about it?

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Patrick May 14, 2013 at 10:47 pm

I can’t believe this show Golden Boy could be cancelled. It has kept my wife and I intrigued since the very first episode. The acting is awsome with new faces. The writing (story lines) are a great new idea on a weekly basis. After just one season we are already attatched to all the lead characters. CBS needs to seriously reconsider. You execs have to admit that you probably kept a few shows that you are taking a big chance on, but with Golden Boy I believe you have a solid winner. Sincerely, if you renew this drama you will look back seven years from now and say Boy am I glad we (CBS) gave Golden Boy a chance after that first season. Please keep GOLDEN BOY.

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annette haborak May 14, 2013 at 10:35 pm

This is a wonderful show. Please don’t cancel. I really enjoy watching it every week.

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