CBS TV series VegasNetwork: CBS
Episodes: 21 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: September 25, 2012 — May 10, 2013
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jason O’Mara, and Taylor Handley.

TV show description:      
This TV series is based on the true story of former Las Vegas Sheriff Ralph Lamb (Dennis Quaid), a fourth-generation rancher tasked with bringing order to Las Vegas in the 1960s. It’s a gambling and entertainment mecca that’s emerging from the tumbleweeds.

Ralph Lamb wants to be left in peace to run his ranch, but Las Vegas is now swelling with outsiders and corruption which are intruding on his simple life. Recalling Lamb’s command as a military police officer during World War II, the Mayor appeals to his sense of duty to look into a murder of a casino worker.

This begins Lamb’s clash with Vincent Savino (Michael Chiklis), a ruthless Chicago gangster who’s moved West and plans to make Vegas his own. (The character is based on real-life crime boss Marcello Giuseppe Caifano.)

Lamb has two deputies who help him keep law and order. His diplomatic and even-keeled brother is Deputy Jack Lamb (Jason O’Mara). Deputy Dixon Lamb (Taylor Handley) is his charming but impulsive son.

The ambitious Assistant District Attorney, Katherine O’Connell (Carrie-Anne Moss), grew up on the ranch next to the Lambs and also lends a hand in preserving justice.

Series Finale:     
Episode #21 — Sons of Nevada
After Porter Gainsley’s bombing of the Tumbleweed and attempt on Katherine’s life, Lamb and Savino decide to team up to take out their common adversary once and for all. To prove his commitment to the task, Lamb hands over the tapes with the recordings from the bug in Savino’s phone, and then the mobster and former sheriff get to planning their assault on Gainsley.

Since the ranching mogul is too heavily protected at his home, they decide to target him at a livestock auction, but that plan goes awry when Dixon shows up and holds Gainsley at gunpoint. A firefight breaks out and Lamb is forced to save his son and flee, giving Gainsley time to regroup and amass more artillery for the coming war.

When Jack is ousted as interim Sheriff by more of Gainsley’s men, he and Dixon join forces with Lamb and Savino, and together they craft a plan that involves using Jones the hitman to put Gainsley in a corner. Jones plays his part well and leads Gainsley and his thugs into a trap, where Lamb gives him his freedom as a reward.

After an intense firefight, Lamb gets the drop on Gainsley and decides to arrest him instead of killing him, setting the proper example for his son and staying true to his morals.

In the end, Lamb gets his Sheriff job back, putting him at odds with Savino and his plans for growth in Vegas yet again.

Meanwhile, Jack plans to propose to Mia, but his plans are derailed when she breaks up with him after finding out about the bug he planted in Savino’s phone.

Tommy pursues Mia even harder, and the two wind up spending the night together. After Gainsley is taken into custody, Jack goes to Mia’s place to fight for her, but is crushed when he discovers Tommy there with her — in nothing but a bath robe.
First aired: May 10, 2013


What do you think? Do you like the Vegas TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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  1. Jack says

    To me; Dennis Quaid is a great actor, and he didn’t deserve to lose the series “Vegas”. I liked the show very much; it was the BEST 1960’s law enforcement show to come along in a long time. Entertainment at it’s FINEST. Sincerely, Jack

  2. Valerie Canant says

    I’m an older lady and enjoy Vegas – the story line, action, period cars and clothing, music. What’s not to like? Honey BooBoo, FaceOff, Pregnant and Dating, the Kardashians …… I could go on and on. Please reconsider for those of us intelligent enough to enjoy a great show, great acting.

  3. Joan Lionetti says

    TV Guide listed the top rated 25 shows of the 2012-2013 season and Vegas was #23 with an average viewing of 12.0 million households. Modern Family (which I do enjoy) was #18 tied with Castle with average viewing of 12.4 million households. Yet they are considered “hit” shows and Vegas is cancelled. Nashville didn’t even make the top 25 and it gets renewed.

    What do all those shows have in common? They’re on ABC not CBS. CBS blew this time!!!

    • says

      In network television, advertisers pay more to reach 18-49 viewers. As a result, those are the numbers the networks pay the most attention to, not total viewers. You also can’t compare the numbers on different networks with one another. CW renewed shows that all of the other networks would have cancelled, based on the ratings.

  4. Mike says

    Stupid reality shows stay and you cancel a great show like VEGAS? One less hour I will be wasting my time on TV this fall. Only a couple of shows that are worth watching and you cancel one of the few gooones.

    • Kevin says

      Why is having some great show aired, seems they don’t want any real acting on TV anymore.??? I really don’ Understand it. Please bring Vegas back, I truly miss it

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  6. vicki says

    Great show! even my husband loved it and he doesn’t like but a couple of series, and started asking when it ended, when does it come back on. So please don’t cancel it please!

  7. Hazel Roberts says

    Myself,my husband and my daughter thoroughly enjoy Vegas and are appalled to discover that it has been cancelled. Was this decision made by a mentality similar to the one that cancelled the original Star Trek serie? I hope you will reconsider.

  8. sandy says

    I don’t understand why Vegas is being cancelled. There wasn’t a bad actor among the group. The story line was interesting – history, why can we have more? Please reconsider cancelling this show. Us older folk would like something to watch that we can truly associate with instead of constantly having to learn new language and trying to be 30 – 40 years younger than need be. Thank you for your consideration.

  9. mark eastes says

    I think the people who decided to cancel this show are morons and should be left in a room with Michael Chiklis for 10 mins. (if it would even take that long! Hell, they should have kept in on if for nothing else than to let us see Mia !! O’ ya 1

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