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. Viburnum Jay Bird says

    This is a good show with no conclusion. It needs to either be renewed or brought to friction.

  2. LaRae says

    It must come back, it’s so unfair to leave us hanging. This was a great show and so many others are just trash. What were the powers that be thinking? Oh, that’s right, they weren’t!!!!

  3. daniel says

    Golden boy is a great show that should be brought back on a new night and time slot to give the show a chance of success.

  4. Anonymous says

    This was a great show. I DVR it ever week and watch it a couple of times. The cast was great, BRING THE SHOW BACK!!!!!

  5. Deb Baumgartner says

    I think that CBS has made a big mistake by cancelling this show. I am very disappointed that a show of this caliber has been dropped and so many other inane shows go on. Who is the dummy making these decisions? This show wasn’t given a chance!

  6. Janet Watson says

    Out of all the programming CBS has, who decided to cancel the best show the network has come up with in years!!!!!!!!! You leave CRAP like Big Brother, Survivor and cancel the most compeling cop show on all the networks. The acting was superb, writing is excellent, this has all the right things to be another NYPD Blue. One of the best police dramas ever!! Who makes these decision????????????????? Please renew this show……..

  7. JT says

    Love this program – hope it gets enough people giving comments that the TV station realizes “it’s a keeper.”

  8. scott tipton says

    Golden Boy was an interseting show. When you turn on the TV and all you see is reality, you just want to turn it all off. The show was good but I didn’t get to see the last two episodes. If the TBS. main channells don’t like it try CW, USA, or TBS. They have better shows in the summer than is on during the rest of the year.

  9. pat d says

    as a retired NYC Police Officer, there are few police shows that i watch, but Golden Boy was one of the better ones, and you go an cancel it. There is so much realty crap on TV that should be cancelled but yet that is still on the air and a good cop series that left you with a bunch of cliff-hangers get cancelled. go figure

  10. Susanne says

    Very disappointed to hear Golden Boy was cancelled. CBS is crazy to cancel the best show on TV. Maybe another network will pick it up…

  11. says

    I really enjoyed watching this series. I made a point of staying up to watch it EVERY WEEK. I think they just need to move it to a different time slot – like Weds when there is nothing really worth watching. Please rethink and bring it back. Thank you

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