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. Deb says

    Very disappointed that “Golden Boy” was not renewed!
    We enjoyed the show. It was suspenseful and different.
    Wish cbs would give it another try maybe a different

  2. Debra Whitman says

    I really did enjoy Golden Boy. I really dislike reality shows! I wish you would reconsider this cancellation.

  3. Stephanie says

    I am very sad out finding out this show has been canceled. Why was it canceled? This was a great show. It wasn’t a reality crap show . I liked the teachings of each show. I wish the show would come back

  4. Said says

    I have yet to talk with someone that watched it and did not like it, every one was looking forward to season (2) I guess some network can not stand success.

  5. charles soucy says

    great show as is the past they cancel a good series and replace is with cheaper reality show when are they ever going to ask the viewers what they like

  6. Dale Poole says

    Very sorry that they took this off . I found it very good . That’s like t v executives they think they know what we like, but the facts is it may have been in the wrong time slot.
    So we the people that enjoyed it have to suffer.

    Dale Poole

  7. Ed says

    It was a good show and was said prior they’re the ones that usually are replaced by another moronic reality show. As if we need another of those inane shows.

  8. Kim Christensen says

    I really liked this series I thought it was different from a lot of the other detective shows.
    I was really surprised it was cancelled. Was looking forward for the second season and was really disappointed it did not happen.

  9. Cindy says

    Only the really good shows are cancelled. Who decides these things? Every time I like a show that is intelligent and intriguing, it is cancelled for a moronic reality show; like another one of those is necessary.

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