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.

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.

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


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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  1. Anonymous says

    Don’t cancel this show! I love this show. Excellent cast, great plots, addicting. Please, please bring it back!

  2. Willie says

    I totally agree. I would love to see another station pick up the show. I can’t remember a show which was cancelled that I felt it was unfinished. I only wish the decision was made in time to finish the story. I would sign any petition to bring it back or have another station pick it up. Can we all say “Jag”!

  3. Mrs K says

    Between this being cancelled and also “Vegas”… and then to hear that CBS is bringing on “Bad Teacher”, it’s no wonder and it’s a shame. Bottom Line: neither “Golden Boy” or “Vegas” were sexed-up enough to keep a foothold on the network.

    We’re trying a petition to save Golden Boy for one, but CBS heads aren’t listening to the fans so much as they’re watching the numbers… and that would be the numbers of their competitors’ shows you air the kind of trash people like us don’t care for. Look at the “popular” shows that are sticking around … I don’t see the morals and values, the character development or foundation in any of them. I often see them in shows like the 2 I mentioned, that always end up in the trash heap.

    It’s too bad that outside alternatives can’t pick them up and carry them on – like TNT, netflix, anything…

    • catmom says

      It’s happened before………Southland was cancelled by NBC and picked up by TNT. Let’s hope someone picks up Golden Boy.

  4. Yvonne says

    I was so shocked to learn Golden Boy was cancelled before it even had a chance to build a following. Yes it is a police drama but with a twist. I loved everything about this show. I had just gotten a few friends to watch it and then find out it is cancelled?????Why??? 9 weeks is not long enough for a show to find it’s place. Bring it back, give it another chance!

  5. FRAN says

    This is a quality show. Excellent acting. So many people I know have raved about it. The actors were already starting to blend, hard to do in the first season. Give it a chance.

  6. SJ says

    Great show !! Please bring it back. I’d really like to know what happens and see his rise to be commissioner.

  7. Martin Rhodes says

    Golden Boy is a great show! Please bring it back!
    CBS you are about money, money! Americans
    want good tv shows not stupid shows!

  8. ZJ says

    Why would you cancel a show like Golden Boy and keep some of the c–p that’s on. That was one of the best shows on TV.

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