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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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Rosie Harper May 11, 2013 at 8:08 am

This was my favorite new tv show. I liked it because it made you think and most people don’t want something with depth. I’ve been thinking about having my cable removed, so I think now would be a good time.


H May 11, 2013 at 5:55 am

No.Why canceled???????????????????????????????????


Ina May 10, 2013 at 11:38 pm

I am very upset they cancelled Golden Boy. They always cancel the good ones and they didn’t even finish telling the story. Really stinks!


GaryK May 10, 2013 at 5:06 pm

This is the best new show. It holds my interest from beginning t0 end. I hope it stays on a long time.


Kay May 10, 2013 at 3:06 pm

GOLDEN BOY is a phenomenal show. It is on the same caliber as BLUE BLOODS.
Theo James has a certain quality about him and the connection with his mentor Chi McBride is engaging. Having the sidebar of dealing with his sister and mother really makes him endearing. The cast is terrific.
Please DO NOT CANCEL this show.


kaye May 10, 2013 at 9:25 pm



Conny& Jack May 9, 2013 at 7:24 pm

We enjoy GOLDEN BOYand would like to see the series renewed.
With that said, the side story with the mother and sister drag the show down. The police stories are excellent. The casting is perfect. Keep this show!


Anonymous May 9, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Please don cancel Golden Boy. Great shows with great actors.


Donald M. Baker May 8, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Golden Boy is an excellent show, so I expect it to be cancelled. My wife says I shouldn’t call network execs morons. That is a disparaging comment, so I won’t call them morons. It probably isn’t nice to call them morons so I won’t call them morons. Get the idea?


n.lord May 8, 2013 at 5:30 pm

this is very good show ,you always cancelled good show.all you look at is rateing .all of y
our viewer are not all young.why dont you take a survey and find out rather then take off


Anonymous May 8, 2013 at 4:45 pm

I love this show, don’t cancel it


Mittsee May 8, 2013 at 10:25 am

One of the few good shows left. Good writers, great actors.


Bev May 8, 2013 at 12:12 am

Love this show. Don’t cance!


Diane May 7, 2013 at 11:14 pm

I love this show. Complex and flawed characters. Real people .


Neesie May 7, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Good show.please don’t cancel


Linda May 6, 2013 at 1:57 pm

My husband and I love, love, love this show !! Why would they even consider cancelling it ??
One of the best police shows on TV…other than Blue Bloods.
Keep it on !!


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