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. George Gras says

    This is one of the top 10 shows on TV, and there are a hell of a lot of shows on TV, there are far more than the Big 3 and a few others like there were years ago,,,,,,this show has hardly touched it’s potential,,,,Chi’s Great,,,Allejandro’s in a great role for him, Bonnie is Terrific ( keeps me thinking Sipowits may show up any minute ) and Theo ??? Theo’s GREAT,,,,,,Keep this show on,,,perhaps adjust the hour or day but don’t end this show, it should have a Great Future

  2. Laurie says

    Somehow, even though it is another cop show, it manages to be different enough to really stand out with this excellent ensemble cast.

    GOLDEN BOY has fast become the tv series I most look forward to watching each week. This just has to be renewed!

    Thank you for the opportunity to beg! ; )

  3. Elizabeth Gates says

    Golden Boy is a great show. Please keep this show on the air. I get so sick of all the reality bullshit on T.V. For once keep a good show on the air CBS. Every time you guys get a good one on you cancel it and keep the stupid no brainer shows on. Come on man!

  4. Gary Butcher says

    Please, I beg of you, give it another chance. As others begin to watch, they will fall in love with this show as I did. Please, give it one more season to establish it’s self as a winner.

  5. Jessika says

    CBS-Please do not cancel this show. I love it. I think that it is just on too late for most people. Make it a 8 or 9 O’clock show on monday or thursday! Great show and I am dying to see Arroyo fall on his face-what a jerk!!!

  6. Aras says

    GOLDEN BOY…the background music was and still is too loud…cannot understand what the actors are saying. And the star of the show is a lousy actor. Hope they cancel…too many other shows are much better…like Major Crimes!

  7. Suzie Q. says

    This is one of the better shows CBS has put on the air in recent times, my husband and I haven’t missed an episode. It would be nice to see The Golden Boy and what he went through from homicide detective to police commissioner. Once we’ve seen his back story, let’s see how well he does as police commissioner and thereafter. The writers and actors are doing a great job so CBS let’s keep this show on the air . DO NOT CANCEL!!!! DO NOT CANCEL!!!!

  8. "S" says

    Great show…..very powerful seeing Clark use the lessons he learned in homicide as his compass in the police commisioners office. Please renew!!!!

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