Vegas: “An Enormous Hit” That Will Be Cancelled

Vegas cancelled hit?In a recent installment of Larry King’s web talk show, Larry King Now, the host interviewed Dennis Quaid about the actor’s CBS TV show, Vegas. They talked a lot about various aspects of the show and Quaid gave King a tour of the impressive set.

On two occasions during their discussion, King described Vegas as being a successful series. The second time, he called it “an enormous hit” and asked Quaid if he would stick with the series if it ran for eight years. The actor seemed a bit uncomfortable and was careful not to agree or disagree with what King was saying.

Here are the clips:

As readers here know, Vegas is definitely not a ratings hit and is almost certain to be cancelled after one season. Despite having expensive sets and top actors, the ratings were pretty bad on Tuesday nights and are now terrible, even by Friday night standards.

There are 21 episodes in this season and, given Vegas’ numbers, it’s a bit of a surprise that the network let them all air. Tonight’s is the 20th installment which means that next week’s episode, titled “Sons of Nevada,” will surely be the series finale.

CBS will announce their plans for the 2013-14 season on or before Wednesday, May 15th. As we do every year, we’ll have all the latest news on renewals and cancellations as soon as they’re announced.

What do you think? Are you enjoying Vegas on CBS? Is it a hit? Are you hoping that it gets renewed somehow?

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  1. says

    How very sad and not wise of CBS that an entertaining show such as Vegas was cancelled! I keep reading about this 50+ age group and I don’t believe it. I’m 50+ and my husband, my children 20’s 30’s, grandchildren teens and early 20’s ALL loved this show! I’ve been reading lots of boards and many were saying how they were NOT in that age group but loved it. I’m good at predicting hits I thought AMC’s Mad Men would do well after one viewing and it IS! The Office on NBC just finished after 9 years of being a smash hit! Almost cancelled after one year, NBC LISTENED to what seemed only a handful of fans and tried it ONE more season. The rest is history!

    CBS didn’t give Vegas a chance! What a crying shame! It had it ALL! Wonderful big name veteran actors, beautiful sets, stories that were somewhat based on actual events, I could go on and on! I could tell by talking to people and reading boards that it was catching on and if given the smallest of chances like trying a season 2 if only for a few months CBS would have had a hit. It wasn’t promoted correctly, there were weeks it wasn’t on with no explanation of when on again and then got moved to Friday in favor of Golden Boy junk which will be a total failure! I sure hope CBS rethinks this or another network gets it but CBS you made a BIG stupid mistake with this one!

  2. Scott says

    Just goes to show what Idiots , the CBS Brass are ! Some other network should pick this show up and market it correctly

  3. johnaiple says

    I have never missed an episode. I enjoy the story lines, the actors are excellent and it is an all around great show. I am sure that it is an “age group” problem with the show. All of my friends watch and like it. We are in the 50+ category and although we do spend a lot of disposable income, the advertisers on most TV shows do not cater to our age group. Someday they will learn, I hope.

  4. Wayne Schaffer says

    Aside from ‘Elementary’, “Vegas” is my other favorite show! Why does it seem that the intelligent shows always get cancelled, while the trashy reality shows continue to air? How much longer will we continue on the downward spiral of the “dumbing down” of the American public??? Oh wait, an idea for a follow-up sequel to “Vegas”…. Dennis Quaid & Michael Chiklis become roommates and they can set cameras up all over the house they share so that we can watch what they do 24/7! I smell the next new hit!!! I mean…. REALLY!!! REALLY??? Please tell me that I’m NOT the only one that feels this way!!!

  5. Flo says

    Vegas starring Dennis Quaid is a terrific series. It was not advertised as a program to watch like some of the trash and reality shows that stink with their sameness. I hope they will be renewed. There are so few series left on TV and this is one of best ones.

  6. Sharon says

    My husband and I love Vegas, and we certainly hope that CBS goes forward with another year! I like the Friday time slot leads into Blue Bloods which ia a great series.

  7. Jim & Susan says

    Please do not cancel Vegas. We are faithful watchers of this show and enjoy it immensely. The presentation of the 50’s era set and the story line, is a refreshing departure from all the reality shows, and numerous CSI type shows. This story of the old Vegas casinos and their operations are a part of history. The executives of CBS should certainly realize that given a decent chance and a better time slot, Vegas could be a real winner for them. We love this show. Please reconsider.

  8. darlene says

    Love Vegas! There are so many shows that should be cancelled, Vegas should at least be given a second season to gain viewers. What is wrong with CBS?

  9. Fred and Sharon Rogers says

    Vegas is our favorite series in years! Please please keep it going,
    Fred and Sharon

  10. peterjf says

    I am dumbfounded that CBS executives, in their abject stupidity, have decided to cancel “Vegas”, which I consider to be one of the better shows originating in the USA. It has drama, believable acting, as well as humor, all in a very entertaining package, and is one of the few stars in an otherwise dark sky of American television shows.

  11. Melody & Melody Moschella says

    My husband & myself both love Vegas so much! I cannot believe they are canceling it! They just don’t give these new shows a chance to find their audience anymore. The acting was superb and the 1950 sets were so cool. We can only hope that some other network will be smart enough to pick it up. What a loss.

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