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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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kim and bevery purnell August 16, 2013 at 6:46 pm

they will keep stupid reality shows but get rid of quality shows like VEGAS. no wonder cable is better viewing and offers more quality shows>

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kim and bevery purnell August 16, 2013 at 6:41 pm

amazing that good quality show like VEGA get`s cancelled yet stupis reality shows get renewed. no wonder viewers are moving to cable and away from traditional network stations.

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Jackie August 13, 2013 at 9:31 am

Best show for a long time – the whole family enjoyed it. Why! Why!

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Retha August 12, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Please don’t cancel Vegas I am looking forward to seeing it come back on please put the show back on it is one of the best shows on TV Thank You From Retha

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GAIL August 12, 2013 at 9:24 pm

ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS GOOD STORY LINE AND GOOD ACTING VERY ENJOYABLE THEY SHOULD NEVER HAVE CANCELLED IT!!!!!!

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Lou Ann August 12, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Great show! Why do all the good new shows get cancelled so soon?? Give it a chance!

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Rosina August 12, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Vegas show should NOT be cancelled. It was a well written, star studded, intelligent show about how Las Vegas started out in the past.
There are so many silly shows they keep on
year after year, why not cancel these silly shows instead?
Do writers only appeal to younger generation?

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Joanne August 12, 2013 at 4:42 pm

My husband and myself love this series. It is a shame that with all the junk that is allowed to stay on T.V. they take this off.

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Fred & Elaine McDowell August 9, 2013 at 1:29 pm

We enjoyed the tv show Vagas! Please bring it back!

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jana graves August 7, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Well, I should have known, the minute I love a show it is the kiss of death for it!!! I hate it that it will not be returning. I loved the cast too!

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Hazel Johnso August 7, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Please don’t cancel Vegas, I do not like reality shows rather not watch TV.

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jana graves August 7, 2013 at 11:01 pm

I refuse to watch that junk too, it is nothing but I guess it costs nothing to produce too. These reality shows were born in places lake Columbia where they pay extremely poor people to do unspeakable things …..how our culture could buy into that is beyond me.

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Jane August 4, 2013 at 7:01 pm

I loved the show. So disappointed its canceled

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dee t July 28, 2013 at 11:40 pm

I can’t believe they will cancel a GREAT SHOW ? … What is with the Programmers ? Put Crap on … Reality Shows that have Nothing to do with Reality …. Please So Tired of tV

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Cheryl July 28, 2013 at 6:13 pm

This was an awesome show. Everyone I knew was watching it …not sure who determined it was not getting an audience. We were all waiting for season 2

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Nina July 28, 2013 at 9:17 am

I loved this show. I can’t understand why they would want to cancel it.

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