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. Kathy says

    Really??? Let me guess, Did they cancel an excellent tv show to make room for yet another stupid reality show that is so fake you have to be nuts to think its real! Golden Boy was well written and made you want to watch the following week! Way to go CBS! You really screwed up on this cancelation !!!

  2. Anonymous says

    I can’t beielve they canceled Golden Boy. I really liked that show. One of the best shows this season. I watched every week to see what was going on. I wanted to see how he made it to the top in three years. BRING IT BACK !!!!!!

  3. Anonymous says

    I really liked the show. I looked forward every week to see where he was going. I wanted to see how he made it to the top in three years and what happened to the characters. I can’t believe the show was canceled. BRING IT BACK……PLEASE.,.. This show made TV worth watching’

  4. alex says

    Cancelling “Golden Boy” was yet another stupid move from CBS. What is wrong with those people?? It was a really good show

  5. Doris Elkins says

    Golden Boy was such a great tv show. I can’t believe it was cancelled. I suppose it will be replaced with another reality show. The reality shows are getting monotonous . What’s the matter , can’t anyone write a script. I’d like to see how he reach the top position , in stead of just being left hanging.

  6. Tina Wallace says

    This was a really great show. I wonder who was the “brain” that decided to cancel this show. It was great to watch and I looked at every episode. If nothing else…bring it back long enough for us to see how he got to that position and to tie up lose ends. Geez!

  7. Pat M says

    Golden Boy is one of the BEST shows on TV. I screamed Oh No! when I heard it was cancelled. Please reconsider and give it more time.. The story line was fabulous as are the actors.

  8. kyna moore says

    Can’t believe this show was cancelled. one of the best dramas on. left us all hanging! it was slick with twists and turns and I loved the way each show began with the whole “fast forward” into the future. was looking forward to seeing main character being promoted to commissioner and how his partner ended up being killed. maybe enough of these comments can bring it back!

  9. Maine fan says

    What a shame that CBS decided to cancel this show. I DVR’d all thirteen episodes and have spent the last two weeks watching them. This is a GREAT SHOW!! Hubby and I are hooked. Great characters, great acting, great storylines. The final episode was chilling, seeing the events of 09/11/01 all over again. I really, really hope that another network picks up this show or CBS reconsiders. I haven’t been this excited about a new series in years. I don’t understand why it was cancelled and from all of the comments here, I’m not the only one. C’mon CBS, smarten up and bring this show back in the fall!!

  10. Lauren Taylor Robillard says

    I absolutely LOVE Golden Boy! Why did they have to cancel it? Theo James is PERFECTION!!! They left so many questions unanswered! Like what happened to Agnes? Did their father kidnap her,murder her? Because in the start of one episode, Walter Clark was at his father’s parole hearing 7 years in the future I believe. And I’m thinking he is in prison due to kidnapping the sister Agnes. It was a great show with a great cast. They kept stupid showes and cancelled this great, thoroughly entertaining show.Not to mention all the eye candy!!! And the great acting between all of the cast, especially Walter Clark’s partner who just received a promotion. And we would all like to know what happenes in Arroyo’s “love triangle”.And see how Arroyo’s wife deals with it and if she cut off he man’s manhood!wink-wink!!!Plus Theo James is SOOOOO HOT!!!

  11. Peter cheveres says

    Best show on TV, cannot believe they are canceling this. The keep CSI with Ted Danson on, which no one watches, but cancels the best ever. What idiots made this decision?

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