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. Ruben says

    Wtf?!? Who is the bonehead at CBS who made the decision to cancel Golden Boy? I am done, done, done watching any programs on CBS or any network for that matter. Sick and tired of getting hooked to good shows just to get them cancelled before they even get a fighting chance. This was an interesting show with great plots and cliffhangers. Couldn’t wait to watch the following week. BRING THIS SHOW BACK!!!!

  2. Jannesy says

    I cannot tell you how upset I am that “Golden Boy” was cancelled. I finally decide to watch a new show on a network channel and what do they do? They freaking cancelled the show!! It was a real good show with good actors and great storylines. How can they leave the loyal viewers of this show hanging like this without wrapping up the show? Now we will never know how Walter Clarke became the police commissioner! I am praying that another network picks up this show. You will not catch me watching CBS programs anymore!!!

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  4. Anthony Manganello says

    It is difficult to accept or understand why a great show would be cancelled. Why when great shows are aired only to cancelled. Do you guys even consider the viewers at all ?
    Please reschedule this series.

  5. carol says

    why in the world is this show canc. you keep the worst shows and can to good ones – I won’t watch CBS ever

  6. Toni says

    Was disappointed that Golden Boy had been cancelled. They decided on some comedies? CBS has been a station with programs that an adult can enjoy. Will they take Blue Bloods and NCIS off to put on a stupid comedy that kids can’t watch because of content. I’m worried CBS is heading toward NBC and ABC down not up. I’ll have to rethink watching network shows and stick to cable.

  7. Gary says

    I can’t believe that it’s over. The Golden Boy wasn’t just the 13,010 cop show. Very good cast and writing. Man ! !

  8. Jan Parenteau says

    The cancellation of Golden Boy is just another example of the “dumbing” of America. A quality show with an excellent cast and it is cancelled when there are so many really inane shows that keep on and on. I have written to our local entertainment newspaper reporter several times regarding one of the downfalls of Network TV is when they cancel a series without wrapping it up. We may have a hard time swallowing the decision to cancel but it is not nearly as tough if they “wrap” it for the viewer. I find that more and more of my viewing is going to cable channels as they don’t have as high a threshold for keeping shows on the air and they almost always wrap them up, with the exception of “BOSS”. Keep it up NETWORKS and you will lose more viewers.

  9. Jane says

    Sorry to hear it was cancelled. It’s a shame networks would rather promote silly “reality shows” than a show with a story with likeable actors. Juvenile sitcoms – do they stem the mind and imagination? I think not.

  10. says

    Why are they cancelling a good show. We invest our time watching the show and then what do we see but no ending, no rap up. All they care about is the people who didn’t watch. No loyalty to the viewers who invested their time. I will not watch anymore CBS shows that are on the first season. They are to quick to pull the plug.

  11. Mo says

    Golden Boy wasn’t given a chance. They only care about those that do not watch. What about faithful viewers who are left with a cliff hanger. Why not finishe the series out for the people who watched all year. Leave loyal viewers with nothing but questions. This is happening with CBS allot and I for one am not going to watch their new shows until they are on at least one season.

  12. says

    I am very sad to see the Golden Boy not coming for the 2013-2014 season. We thought it was one on of the best shows we have seen and hope you will reconsider by bringing it back. It was a favorite hit of a lot of people in South Carolina.

  13. Judy says

    Are you kidding me? I can’t believe this show was canceled! It was one of the best new shows on TV. I think if you got rid of some of the reality shows that are so stupid, you could make room for a good program like this to stay on the air.

  14. Steve says

    Are you kidding me? Golden Boy was canceled ? I just found out! It just doesn’t make sense. It had interesting characters , good weekly writing, and a cliffhanger season finally that had many possible outcomes. Fox? TNT ? let’s go.

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