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. loretta hoagland says

    I am shocked anyone would cancel such a first rate series. It was sure to be a big winner the more word got around. Someone dropped the ball.

  2. Rick says

    I am so dissapointed over the cancellation of this series. What a great show. I would not write the feelings that come to my mind at this time, It would not make me look very good. I am so mad at CBS.
    I guess it is all about money and they just were not making the money off this show.
    Thank you cast for the good shows. I wish they would have extended the show long enough to give it some conclusion. Thanks a lot CBS.

    • gene says

      very disappointed on vegas cancelling. They finally after many years come up with a great series and they cancel it. Maybe instead of cancelling the show they should fire the people respondsible for the cancelation.

  3. Joan O'Donnell says

    I am very disappointed that you have cancelled Vegas with Dennis Quaid. I really enjoyed
    watching it and made a point to stay home when it aired. It is much better than most of the reality garbage that is showing today.

  4. Bev says

    I really enjoyed the show and was very much looking forward to season 2. Both my husband and were big fans and cancelling the show is a big disappointment.

  5. Kathy says

    What a great show, great actors, always fascinating! And NOW we find out it was based on a true character?! We LOVE this show and never miss it! Please, please, please bring this show back.

    • Steve Gordon says

      Why in he world didn’t the producers say anything about it being based on true events? A lot people are interested in some thing that is true or inspired by true events. This project was really poorly handled!

  6. sTEVE gORDON says

    Please don’t be stupid! This show had it all!!! Save us from the crap that in on TV now. How many of us knew it was based on true events?

  7. nadine hanley says

    PLEASE bring back Vegas!!!!!! There is so much garbage on, there is nothing to watch. Thank goodness we taped a few of the first season of Vegas so we have something to watch that we will enjoy — besides football, of course.

    I’m sure ABC can find a spot for this terrific show — they don’t have anything else that we enjoy. So, please bring Vegas back — perhaps as a leader for another good show. Could be you’ll increase your ratings?

    Thanks for your time.

  8. Jean says

    I loved the show, and am sooooooooo disappointed it was canceled. Why can’t they keep any good shows around? How do they know who watches what? Nobody has ever asked me.

    • gene says

      I also loved this show and know others who did as well. Don’t cancel a show that’s finally worth watching!! How about cancelling some of those so called reality shows!!!!

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