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. Cheryl Lee-Denoyer says

    The show was one of my husband’s and my favorites! If we were not home on Friday, it was taped every time. We never missed an episode…and now to find it cancelled? Very disappointed! Any chance we can get it back? Not much else on prime channels that is even worth watching…don’t take away the one that that is.

  2. Eleanor Koester says

    Older viewers need something to watch on TV ! ! ! This show, about OLD Las Vegas was excellent…Sorry we can’t continue something for viewers besides violence and loud music.

  3. william long says

    vegas is one of the best weekly shows ever and the execs are stupid enough to cancel a show worth looking forward to watching each. The only shows out are catering to the youth and imature people . Why do you think of the ones who pay for the fricking tv and the cable or satelite service…..? JUST STOP AND THINK ABOUT IT O.K. !!!!!THANX

  4. Billy And Becky says

    One of my FAVORITE shows. Get rid of reality shows and bring back SHOWS!! with actors and a plot and a good theme!!! What is wrong with this???? I want something to watch on Friday or Sat. night. BRING BACK LAS VEGAS!!!!

  5. Sharon says

    Loved this show. Performed much better than other top shows on other networks. If CBS doesn’t change this decision, perhaps another network will pick up this popular show.

  6. mimi says

    Vegas was one of my favourite shows. Come on CBS, bring it back. It is one show we looked forward to each week. THINK AGAIN PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Ann key says

    This was an excellent show something we enjoyed and looked forward to watching each week. We ask you reconsider your decision, this show being cancelled was a big mistake!

  8. angie says

    we loved Vegas and were sad to see that it was cancelled. Why is it that there are a whole lot of ridiculous comedy’s and sit-coms that are renewed year after year with no taste or class? Then a Network comes out with a really good Drama program that entertains folk’s in the 45 above age group, but it gets cancelled. It seems the Networks no longer want any good programs to last more than a season or two. What ever happened to the days when good shows had long time running’s like Bonanza, Little House on the prairie, Touched by an Angel, Dr. Quinn – Medicine Woman, 7th Heaven? Every time a new Drama comes out, we think “good – something for the adult population”, but then, Alas, that show gets cancelled too. Thank goodness for NCIS and the Good Wife, although my husband and I wonder when those good shows will get cancelled too….

  9. sharon & Chris. . says

    What the hell is the matter with CBS execs? …. Bring back VEGAS and we might have a desire to watch your stupid up’t channel . Do we make ourselves clear? You stupid CBS execs . God Almighty , where do your stupid brains come from ? In contempt, CBS. P.S. You idiots.

  10. jim says

    i can’t belive the big wigs cancelled a show like this there just is not any thing of any good to watch !!!!!! the junk they put on any more is not worth watching thats why i cancelled my cable. between junk like bobs burger&bevise&buthead &all the commercials i can!t see paying to watch such junk… they need to cancel them self, and put some regular people who knows what we want to watch not reallity shows

  11. Bing says

    Vegas was the 23rd most watched show for 2012/2013 season and was canceled. Wow, looks like another genius move from the network execs. They continue to show their ignorance to what the public wants. I guess the only thing on tv these days is reality shows sitcoms. You finally had an original series (a show that is mirrored on every network) and you can it. Nice!

  12. Patricia says

    WOW!!! we are shocked that Vegas is cancelled, and now that we find out this was based on true story, now we are even more upset that CBS has cancelled this TV series. I guess the people who sit in there BIG Chairs now better than the public who pays their salary. Dig a little deeper in your pockets and think of the public for once. BRING BACK VEGAS!!!!

    • mary says

      Is this network crazy or what? Finally, a show both my husband and I could watch and now it is cancelled. I am SO disappointed. Do you think you could reconsider this decision??????????????????//

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