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. Brad says

    This show is awesome!….It’s a fresh new take on a cop drama!!…I love the whole cast!
    Please renew this show!!!!

  2. Julie says

    What a refreshing show – I find myself caring about these characters and look forward to seeing the next episode and wanting more. The plot is a nice change from the normal police drama – enjoy seeing the future looks forward and how the current day unfolds for the cast as it leads to seven years ahead. Will Chi’s character live to enjoy his retirement? Will Arojo’s character get what is coming to him? How will William make it through life’s challenges as a rookie detective to become police commissioner, what price will he have to pay and those who see him as a friend, work colleague and trusted partner. Please do not cancel this show. Love this show and want to see how the characters will continue to develop and grow in the upcoming seasons. Thank you!

  3. says

    I am not an usual watcher of so called Cop shows, but I like Chi McBride as an actor a lot. This is NOT your ordinary “Cop Show”. It’s smartly written and the premise is very different than other shows of this nature. It has a good feel to it and I look forward to each and every episode. The actors are very good and play their parts extremely well. Theo James as Walter Clark, Chi as Don Owen , and Kevin Alejandro as Christian Arroyo are the main stars and they shine brightly. Even the other minor characters are very good! (Walter’s sister and Mom) Bonnie Somerville playing Detective Deb McKenzie is also quite good in her role. I heard this show is in trouble, and I can’t believe it!! It’s too GREAT to go away! Please renew this very good series. It would be a shame if CBS pulled the plug on this Diamond in the Rough. Thanks. I love Golden Boy!

  4. Erika says

    The Golden Boy, Vegas, and The Good Wife are the three best shows CBS has. They are intellectually stimulating. The rest of the shows are basically garbage in garbage out. Please keep the above shows on the air for the rest of us. Thank you.

  5. Linda Isabel says

    I love this show. The writing is great and the acting is fantastic. It is very true real life and what actual policemen really go through.

  6. says

    This is a top-notch program – different type of cop show. Cast is perfect. Stories are attention-grabbers. Young detective rising to the top so quickly – what a unique concept. Don’t cancel. If ratings aren’t 100% – give it more time, it WILL get there. Love it. Can’t live on competition games alone.

  7. Pamalee says

    My family loves this show. The one show we all get together to watch. We find ourselves discussing it after we watch. Have been so afraid you would cancel it.

  8. Juanita Wash says

    I Love this show. Please, please keep it coming. It is refreshing and it put a different spin from the other cop shows. Great show.


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