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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.

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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


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Linda Peplinski July 15, 2013 at 11:39 am

So disapointed that our favorite show has been cancelled. CBS has been the station to watch for many years in our house hold. I’ve often wondered how that network was able to pick all the great shows. Maybe the the top guys have changed. Makes me wonder whats next. Vegas is a show that the whole adult family can watch, enjoy and look forward to. I’m talking 5 generations of family being entertained by one show, 18, 28, 48, 68 and 88. If anyone cares about me… I would rather eat rocks than watch a reality show. I’m not interested in mistreses, call girls or shows that glorify all the things that I taught my children against. I’m hoping Vegas can be saved, the show, the cast, perfection!


Pam July 13, 2013 at 11:43 pm

SERIOUSLY! Best show on TV! We love the show and DO NOT WANT IT CANCELED.!


Lisa July 13, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Why do they have to always cancel the best TV shows? I realize the target the 20-35 crowd but come on, this was a great all-generation show.


Cathy July 13, 2013 at 1:12 am

I absolutely loved Vegas. Tuesday night was my night to watch TV with lineup. Please bring back the show!!


Bonnie July 12, 2013 at 7:18 pm

My husband and I looked forward to watching VEGAS every week! We recorded it when we weren’t able to watch it when it came on. We are sorely disappointed in hearing it will be cancelled. There are a lot more other shows that need to be cancelled ahead of VEGAS. Hope you will reconsider.


Linda July 10, 2013 at 12:45 am

So many shows get shoved on us but when a gem come up you cancel it? Please bring Vegas back!


Jason July 9, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Those excs at CBS must have been all hit on the head with rocks to cancel vegas


Sharon July 9, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Please don’t cancel Vegas. It is our favorite show on TV. We love it.


Ann Wands July 8, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Vegas was a show that had real history and reality that none of the absurd so-called reality shows could ever portray. Put it back on the schedule or at least syndicate it.


kimberly White July 8, 2013 at 9:27 pm

I LOVE VEGAS!!! Please, Please.Please don’t cancel it!!! It was one of the few shows I looked forward to each week…


Carolyn Nichols July 8, 2013 at 5:25 pm

I can’t beleive they cancelled this show!!! Everyone I know loves it. I think we have to much reality TV stuff and need more shows LIKE Vegas!!


Vegas Fans July 6, 2013 at 11:56 am

Go to (chat or phone) and request that they pick up and continue the Vegas series. They’ve already had many requests for it, and welcome more!


scott July 6, 2013 at 9:22 am

Great show. please renew. We need something other than reality shows..


Anne July 6, 2013 at 2:02 am

Yes it should be renewed


Bob Cramer July 4, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Vegas was great and I was looking for the new season to start when I heard it was canceled. The show was great. I don’t know who they talk to these days about ratings but entertainment is not some loud foul mouth on a reality show pretending to have issues. Vegas was entertaining and we looked forward to every show.


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