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. cgr says

    One of the best shows on tv, guess we should have known they would cancel it before giving a real chance to catch on.
    Networks would rather run shows full of swearing!
    Please bring this Vega show back and finish the story.

  2. bill allen says

    What is a matter wth your heads!? You get a program that will hold our interest, put up with your countless commercials, and you cancel! Wonder where your next paycheck is coming from? I don’t think Golden Boy will be writing it!

  3. dee says

    Please don’t cancel it. Its one of my favorite shows.Let it run let the people know, once it catches on people will love it.

  4. Mike says

    Wrong to cancel Vegas the best show on CBS, everyone is waiting for the return. It had to have high ratings. Please Return

  5. Linda says

    disappointed that this was not renewed. the only show we made sure to watch each week! So sorry all the good stuff seems to be disappearing.

  6. says

    Plz do not cancel Vegas . It is a very good show with great actors. I do not think u can judge a show fairly base solely on one season. U will leave a lot of your viewers unhappy. We have seen u cancel a lot of shows that was well liked n put on garbage.

    • says

      I think b4 u cancel a show u should ask your viewers opinion on what should stay n what should go. Vegas , Csi ny, Csi Maimi, Without a trace, Cold case and Numbers should not have been cancelled.

  7. says

    Plz do not cancel Vegas. It is a very good show with good star characters. I don’t u can really tell how a show going 2 b accepted until a 2nd season. As u can c so many ppl wants Vegas 2 remain. U have already cancelled a lot of good shows. But at least u gave them a good run. Plz give Vegas a chance. For once listen to your viewers.

  8. faithful viewer says

    Please bring the show back I’d rather watch regular tv shows than those stupid reality shows. We enjoyed Vegas very much and hope to continue.

  9. Herb & Heather says

    Can’t you guys recognize a hit when you see it ! All the trash (including the reality shows) that are currently taking over prime time and you get rid of something that takes intelligence and talent to produce and is entertaining. For heaven’s sake, don’t cancel this show. It’s one of the few shows we look forward to watching.

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