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Vegas

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.
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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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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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Betty and Rick Patterson July 27, 2013 at 12:36 pm

We are very upset about Vegas being cancelled! It was one of the best shows on tv. Too many of those awful reality shows are on. This was a good story with good actors and it was neat seeing all the old cars and clothes. Too bad something as good as this went into the trash and “reality” crap is still on. Just when we were beginning to think CBS had improved a bit more lately. So sad for us.

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john haney July 26, 2013 at 10:39 pm

why do they cancel good shows like this but leave these stupid reality shows on? this was a good show.what did they do? take a pole to see whos watching it.no one contacted me.

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Charlie LeSueur July 24, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Really enjoyed this show. It should find another network – AMC maybe?

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Scott July 22, 2013 at 10:07 pm

You just crushed my wife, we love the show!

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Gmwdoc July 22, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Just when one gets really into a great series it gets cancelled. What’s up it had good writing and great actors what else do you need. We are tired of reality shows. Can you hear that TNT here I come.

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Big Jim July 20, 2013 at 11:09 pm

This is a good program with authentic ’60s backdrop and one of the hottest ladies on tv (Mia). Keep it!!

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TomNSue July 20, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Vegas is the best series in a very long time – wish they would wake up and put it back on.

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Loring July 19, 2013 at 3:42 am

Is the network crazy?? It is the very best show on tv-way beats the reality dumb shows

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Debbie July 17, 2013 at 11:11 pm

I am just amazed that these networks don’t get it! Vegas was a great show, if we couldn’t watch it we recorded it. But no CBS will probably replace with some stupid reality show. When I get home from work I want to relax and watch a show I enjoy….not someone trying to decide how to survive or who they want to marry!

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Ruth July 17, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Should not have been cancelled. It’s why you can’t watch network shows, it sucks when you become “vested” in a show and they cancel it. Too many stupid sitcoms on, too many intelligence insulting reality shows!

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John Ryan July 17, 2013 at 5:09 pm

We had the show on continued record so as not to miss one episode. We would like to have it renewed and given a little more time; I believe it will catch on. Maybe another network will/can pick it up.
Good acting, good writing, good entertainment!

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Diane July 17, 2013 at 11:45 am

Wow another good one gone. Why cause it not a reality show where housewife are fighting. We love the show even my grandkids watch it they say its a great show. Please bring it back..

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MARK B July 16, 2013 at 10:52 pm

THE CAST IS AWESOME AND HOPEFULLY ONE OF THE CABLE CHANNELS WILL PICK IT UP. THIS WAS ONE OF THE FEW SHOWS WORTH WATCHING ON THE BIG 4 NETWORKS.

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M July 16, 2013 at 2:07 pm

They should of NEVER cancelled this show. Finally we get something worth watching. They keep putting stupid sitcoms on – Please bring back VEGAS!

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Connie July 16, 2013 at 9:40 am

I am tired of begging this network not to cancel a great show. If they are that stupid so be it. I loved Vegas, but if that network is stupid you cannot make them smart. Stop watching their programs it is making fools of us anyway. Buy the DVDs and watch what you want. To hell with them.

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