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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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Stephanie September 19, 2013 at 5:17 pm

I loved this show too….I was really looking forward to what they would do with the storyline. I think they should really think about reversing their decision to cancel.


Shelby Shaw September 18, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Would love to see this (The Golden Boy) back on TV, it is one of the better TV shows.


Tracy September 18, 2013 at 8:21 am

WHY WHY WHY??? I was really getting into the story line. leave it to the executives and they”ll throw out a good show after just one season every time. what do we have to do to get it back ?


Dennis J Longshore September 17, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Typical of people being in charge and not having a clue. Replace it with another piece of junk I will not watch.


betty September 16, 2013 at 8:04 am

Loved this show. They always cancel the great shows and keep the scrap reality junk.


Tonia September 14, 2013 at 2:50 pm

I can’t believe it’s canceled. Big bummer. I was into the story line.


Cynthia September 14, 2013 at 2:42 pm

My husband and I looked forward to seeing this show each week. So sorry to see it go. I think Unforgettable and Under the Dome are stupid.


vikki September 14, 2013 at 1:16 am

You have to be out of your mind. This was a great crime drama. I can’t believe CBS is this stupid. Keep it up…you will be NBC, #3


Marlene Slimm September 13, 2013 at 10:05 pm

The Golden Boy was a great show. Couldn’t wait for it to come on each week. Please bring it back.


Terry Bramble September 13, 2013 at 10:01 pm

How can you cancel such a great show!!!! This was something I was excited to watch each week. With all the other crap on TV this is what you cancelled… Come on, get your —— together and get this show back on the air. Golden Boy is a great show, with great actors and story line. What a shame CBS doesn’t recognize talent when it see it.


Dianne McCoy September 13, 2013 at 11:49 am

I loved this show, was looking forward to new season! What was the real reason for dropping it? What can be done to bring it back?


Stiggi September 13, 2013 at 6:07 am

I liked this show very much. I worked nights last season and made sure to tape every week. CBS has enough reality and lesser shows, but Tuesday from 8 pm to 11 pm had a trio that was solid. Please reconsider your move.


greg September 11, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Can’t think of one reason why you would cancel this series. For another 6 episode sitcom or reality show? C’mon guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


D Schaefer September 10, 2013 at 5:50 pm

I loved his show. I used to watch it a second time on the computer. Great actors with great acting. Great story lines. You need to get Chi back and renew this program.


Marianne Misiak September 9, 2013 at 6:17 pm

This was a GREAT show…I can’t believe it won’t be on anymore. Not everyone likes inane reality shows. I really hope someone changes their minds and brings it back.


Penny September 13, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Loved the show. They always cancel the great ones. I want it to come back What do you have to do to get it back. I hate it when they do this


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