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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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Dave September 9, 2013 at 3:31 pm

They didn’t even give it a fair chance. A good show like The Golden Boy needs more time than 13 episodes. The idiots probably wanted to get rid of it to make room for yet another moronic reality show(like there’s not too many on the air all ready0


Anonymous September 9, 2013 at 11:34 am

Are you serious. This was a great show. In fact this was the first show (since a long long time) that friends and I would call each other about. Wow what were you thinking whos bad idea was this????? I just dont understand your thinking and honestly I hope I never do.


cindy September 9, 2013 at 9:53 am

dissapointed the show is cancelled. I am not a fan of TV so when I found this program I for the first time figured out how to record so I wouldn’t miss a show. Guess I will have to wait for another show that has some thought to it. Lord knows reality tv does not.


Bruce Waldahl September 7, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Great show, Why was it Canceled


Teresita Riley September 5, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Why a very good series was cancelled Golden Boy was intense as well as entertaining. Some of the shows presently on T.V. such as reality T.V. needs to be cancelled. But if the bottom line is money that seems to dictate viewing.


Tricia September 4, 2013 at 3:00 am

Really disappointed Golden Boy was canceled. Acting was good, stories were interesting…. I wanted to know more about them and what would happen next. Frustrating to see trashy shows get renewed.


gail September 3, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Please bring it back. It was highly entertaining and I looked forward to the nest episode. All actors were superb.


pamela September 3, 2013 at 7:32 am

I loved this show. hate when you finally like something, finally enjoy watching TV again and it gets canceled. Why are all these reality still on!!!!


TB September 2, 2013 at 4:00 pm

What a shame. I enjoyed this show. You keep so many bad shows on and get rid of something enjoyable for a change. I’m getting where I would rather read a book or watch a wholesome DVD.


John September 2, 2013 at 8:31 am

i reall y like the whole premise for this show, I cant believe they wouldnt renew it but a show like Arrow gets renewed. Im not very happy about this at all !!


Deebo September 2, 2013 at 8:08 am

What a shame, it is a good show. There is so much crap on these days and they cancel the decent ones.


pat September 1, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Why would you cancel such a good show and keep all those silly comedy shows? Finally something good and next season its Gone!! Bummer!!


Teresa August 31, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Why cancel, finally a good show


Ken August 30, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Renew the show, please. One of the best on TV.


Val Marshall August 29, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Best show on TV was Golden Boy. What is your thinking in cancelling? Kept all the bad ones and cancelled the best.


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