Las Vegas: NBC Cancels Long-Running Series

Las VegasTVGuide is reporting that NBC has unceremoniously cancelled Las Vegas after five seasons on the air.

Las Vegas debuted on September 22, 2003 and was touted as actor James Caan’s first series regular role on television. The Academy Award-nominated actor was cast as the Montecito casino’s Head of Security, ‘Big Ed’ Deline. Others in the cast have included Nikki Cox, Josh Duhamel, James Lesure, Vanessa Marcil, Molly Sims, and Marsha Thomason.

Caan left the series last year to return to his movie career and Cox was cut from the show in a cost-cutting move. Caan was replaced by Tom Selleck and it was hoped that the addition of the veteran TV actor would help revitalize the series. It didn’t and, coupled with the series’ move to Friday nights, the ratings dropped significantly.

Last year, Las Vegas was one of the earliest NBC shows to get a renewal notice. What a difference a year can make.

NBC has opted not to renew Las Vegas for season six. Unlike Friday Night Lights, Vegas apparently doesn’t warrant shopping to other possible outlets and fans of the series are left with a cliffhanger. The last two episodes aired last Friday and was first in the ratings for both hours, Unbeknownst to viewers at the time, it was likely the last time we’ll see the staff of the Montecito. Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

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  1. j golder says

    why do us like that… it’s not right and you know it… bring it back if not on nbc put it on tnt like you air it every day now…

  2. Deborah says

    How can you cancel like that ?? Reminds me of the waiting for the Dallas episode when JR gets shot. I mean to leave people hanging is bull. At least finish the show right, Delinda and her baby, everything else I don’t care about.

  3. jamie says

    Please bring back Las Vegas!! I am addicted to the re- runs and I love Tom Selleck! He is so handsome!! Don’t leave America hanging!! Las Vegas fans will watch if it comes back!!!

  4. Clara says

    bring back Las Vegas!!!!!! it was a wonderful show, or at least create a finale what happens to delindas baby, and do they get married come on bring the show back!!

  5. says

    Well For What Its Worth, I Think You Should Atleast Bring The “Las Vegas” Show Back For A 6Th And Final Season, If Anything. That Way You Can Atleast Finish The Show The Right Way. I Know Im Not The Most Famous Person In The World But I Would Love To Be A Part Of Such A Great Show. My Final Thoughts Would Be To Bring Back The Show For A Final Season And Finish It Off Right.. You Can Do It NBC!!

  6. Frank says

    Please bring back the series!!! Bought the complete DVD-box and saw it many times! it’s the best series NBC ever made!!!

  7. a cameron says

    NBC goofed on this one, Vegas is one of the most entertaining shows on TV Memphis is NOT a great alternative. Show suks, so far.

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