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. Pam says

    Sooooo disappointed that this show has been cancelled. One of the best shows on TV. Please please please bring this show back.

  2. Riccobuono's says

    We enjoyed that show so much…It has “substance”.Which is rare,,now days…Please bring it back!! PLEASE…Thank You

  3. Rebecca says

    We also loved this show. Really excited for Tuesday to roll around just to watch Golden Boy. So disappointed to not be able to see the rest of the story!

  4. SweeteaQueen says

    I really hate they are not bringing it back for another season, at least to finish out the story line to present day….

  5. Jim Taylor says

    The Golden Boy and The Good Wife were the two programs I look forward to each week.
    Why was it cancelled? Was it too good? Not bland and mediocre enough?
    I don’t get it.

  6. Cricket says

    I feel that Golden Boy was a excellent show. Each week I glued to the TV, and if I wasn’t going to be at home I made sure to record it. Why do all the good shows get canceled. We have to many reality shows on that show children and adults a life that is not life. What we need is a few more fiction stores and less stories showing us how to kill someone without getting caught.

  7. Kabaka says

    Golden Boy should be renewed, the Rookie Blues should be canceled, acting too west coast valley fake for NYPD. Golden Boy with East Coast Accents is suited for NYPD. Writing acting Authentic.

  8. says

    No one has ever polled me about any TV show. Maybe you need to move those monitors or whatever they are that track tv watching around some. Everyone has a different opinion. I loved this show!! Ask ME sometime before cancelling!! I get tired of losing good shows which I haven’t even been asked my opinion of.

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