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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


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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charlie August 27, 2013 at 5:37 pm

First csi ny and now vegas guess I’ll be watching a lot of tnt and amc.


Pat F August 27, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Please don’t cancel Vegas. It is one of the best shows on TV. God save us from any more reality shows or ridiculous sitcoms. Let us to have some really good drama.


show watcher August 27, 2013 at 12:38 am

Shows such as Vegas are the types of shows you just can not wait to see the following week. Viewers look forward to seeing them and when the networks cancel them, it only shows the networks failure to know what the viewing audience really wants. All these stupid reality shows and senseless and mindless comedies that keep showing up on primetime when good shows like Vegas (based on real life history) get cancelled make most of us turn the television OFF.


mike August 26, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Great show, Great actors. Based on true people. Great set with old Vegas & cars. Please reconsider. Get rid of some of those stupid reality shows if you need to cancel anything!


Carol August 26, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Vegas is a great show. Why cancel it??? With all the unwatchable reality show on tv
Vegas was a show I looked forward to watching. They should keep Vegas>


Polly August 24, 2013 at 10:46 pm

Please bring Vegas back. I really enjoyed this show!!


Bill August 24, 2013 at 1:46 am

I think whoever thought of canceling Vegas ought to remove their head from their lower anatomy and see what the world really looks and smells like! Either that or an emergency Opto-Rectomy !For those who don’t know that’s a surgical procedure for T.V. executives That severs the Optical nerve from the Rectum So they can tell a good show from a Crappy show! BRING VEGAS BACK YOU FOOLS!! OR GO THROUGH LIFE KNOWN AS THE CENTRAL BAFOON SERVICE!!!! C.B.S. WHAT a joke!!


Sue Miller August 23, 2013 at 8:38 pm

I think it stinks that this show was cancelled. It was one of the few I looked forward to watching. There’s precious little quality tv on. When a good show does come along, it’s cancelled. Why? So they can put more reality crap on?


Nancy August 21, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Loved Vegas and sad it was cancelled. Please bring it back


Wendy August 21, 2013 at 7:20 am

Please bring back Vegas. There are so many stupid comedies and reality shows that are not work watching. I know a lot of people that loved this show and are angry another great show has been cancelled. Give it another chance.


Carolyn August 20, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Vegas was a good show maybe it hit to close to home for the big guys. And they wanted it off.
We don’t watch the reality or the brainless shows on now.
Give back the good ones.


Carolyn August 20, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Vegas was a show that maybe hit to close to home for the big guys.
And they had the power to take it off.
We don’t watch the reality shows or the brainless one. So what’s left?


jerry August 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm

please keep vegas this is a very good series get rid of some other crap you have on like 2 2/1 men an other goofey show like that but keep vegas very entertaining thanks


Mary August 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm

I looked forward to watching Vegas and the stars. I agree with Glenda – too many stupid reality shows. Bring back Vegas.


Glenda August 17, 2013 at 9:32 pm

So sad that actors are going to be obsolete replaced by stupid reality shows that are not reality to begin with. You read the behind the scenes comments on reality shows you find they are orchestrated by stupid producers and directors. Why don’t actors speak out about this.


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