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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.

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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Greyfox July 26, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Just when I started to really like this show, the network canceled it#########. If they were to cancel some of the dumb reality shows, the viewing audience would really appreciate it. How can we get this show back??????????


Lois July 25, 2013 at 8:01 pm

I just can’t believe this!! The networks leave all the stupid shows on and a good show like this is cancelled???…the networks need to get some smart people working for them!!!


Pam July 24, 2013 at 7:12 pm

I don’t think you guys know what people really want……….This is a really good show………If there’s one more reality show put on the air, I am going to scream!!! BRING IT BACK!!


Anonymous July 22, 2013 at 6:57 pm

This was one of the best new shows! We talked about it all week at work. Dumb thing to let it go.


Gerry July 21, 2013 at 2:58 pm

I was shocked when my friend told me the show was cancelled. (July!!) Maybe another network will bring it back? Hope so.


Travis July 19, 2013 at 5:23 am

I agree with quite a few people here, It really upsets me when a quality show like “Golden Boy” get cancelled and mindnumbing crap scripted “reality” shows are on taking up time when it makes me dislike the networks even more! There doesn’t need to be any shows claiming to be “reality”, it’s a farce and an insult to the educated public who enjoy engaging shows. I am so sick of shows I get into and actually look forward to seeing each week get canceled only to be replaced with pure garbage! If people want reality go out and do something with your life, meet your neighbors, go to the park, volunteer in your community; all of which is a better way to spend your time than turning off your brain to watch people fight and show the darker side of humanity. If a network brings out a show to tell a story, they need to finish the story! Stop wasting money on shows they will end up canceling and upset intelligent TV watchers! I for one am sick of it! The only true reality shows out there are Sports casts, the UFC, and the news…that’s it that is all the “reality” show programing that needs to be on.


Jennie July 17, 2013 at 12:29 am

I loved Golden Boy and the actors. I am very disappointed that it is cancelled. I was looking forward to next season. Why do you cancel the good shows and leave some bad ones on. I am so tired of reality shows. Naked Survivors, Honey Bo Bo and all the Wives of Whatever. Bring back Golden Boy.


Peg July 16, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Please bring back “GOLDEN BOY” One of the few shoes on TV worth watching. A moral lesson on the show is a change from bedroom scenes. COME ON CBS PLAY IT AGAIN A GREAT SHOW


Linda McClelland July 16, 2013 at 3:17 pm

I loved Golden Boy. It was unlike other cop series (enjoyed it not being like other CSI ).. never missed an episode and talked to others that liked it too. Please consider renewing


Lori July 14, 2013 at 2:28 am

Just finished watching the first 13 shows & loved it! Had recorded it on DVR and now I find out it’s been cancelled – such a waste – was GOOD!


Joanne Courto July 14, 2013 at 12:31 am

I LOVE This show “Golden Boy”!!! why would you cancell it???? even the acting was great! Bring it back . What a great show. Always looked forward to watching it. Get it together CBS you didn’t even give it a chance. Someone please pick this show up if CBS blows it!


Ty July 13, 2013 at 9:07 pm

This show was clean and it had some great messages about character. I hope they reconsider.


Lucy July 11, 2013 at 10:59 pm

I loved the show and I’m so disappointed that it was cancelled. A ditto from me….Bring Golden Boy back!


pat pounders July 11, 2013 at 7:39 pm

I really wish CBS would bring Golden Boy back. I am so sick of reality shows that dont mean a hill of beans to me. The good shows are always cancelled.


Pat July 11, 2013 at 10:26 am

I feel like everytime I find something adult in thinking the network pulls it off. Give things a chance. Golden Boy was really good. The characters & story lines were relevant. I really liked how they would start @ present day & roll it back. Bring Golden Boy back!!!!


Peg July 16, 2013 at 9:21 pm



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