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. Dolores Domme says

    Shame on you for cancelling such a terrific show. You people don’t even have a clue as to what the viewing public likes. You keep running all of those stupid sitcoms, and cancel a show like Las Vegas

  2. T.J. says

    It grinds me how these network idiots just cancel a fabulous show like “Vegas”
    and let the trash keep going on forever. You guys have made a BIG mistake.
    Bring back Vegas !! Action packed, down-to-earth believable, and ” glued to my chair”
    for that solid hour, was our favorite !!

  3. Jerry says

    My wife and I watched every episode, I believe. It didn’t glorify guts and gore, or killing any- and everyone in sight, or other yuk from most current movies. The period cars and other details were fantastic – almost exactly as we remembered them! We were flabbergasted and sorely disappointed when we couldn’t find any indication of the second season beginning in September and subsequent weeks. It was one of very few TV shows we watched every week without fail. Bummmer!!!

  4. John says

    I loved this show. But what pissesme off Is to have no closure to the show. It just ends and leaves all its fans just hanging.

  5. Anonymous says

    hubby & I loved this show, the vintage cars, good story lines, not full of gore, sex in your face, and of course, it is cancelled. SUCKS!

  6. says

    CBS lost a long time viewing by cancelling this show. It is a shame they really do not have any clue as to what they are doing at that network.

  7. Missy says

    BooYah Jim! Criminal Minds is the worst for that. On the show during briefings, who continues on with the next persons sentence right where they left off for the four people giving the briefing? It’s mindless t.v. and so insulting. Vegas may have had it’s moments when it was a little over the top on reality but it was very entertaining!! Another score for why I have satellitte/cable. CBS,ABC,NBC have no clue and are to old to learn new tricks! Hell – even AMC scored huge with “Breaking Bad”. Never saw that coming.

    • Jim says

      If you don’t supply your e-mail for sale, this site will remove your comments. Mine is already gone. So much for free speech! Thanks Missy

      • says

        Missy or Jim (I notice you post under both names), we never sell names or email addresses. Your earlier comments aren’t gone, they were just being moderated — meaning that we scan through comments to weed out spam and hateful/bigoted content.

  8. Jim says

    Are you flipping serious? With the setting it couldn’t have been cheap to make Vegas, but the best shows aren’t. Finally a great show that didn’t insult our intelligence worth watching and it’s cancelled. Do you think most of the population is in love with all the insulting crap on the tube now? My 15 year old daughter loves CSI but it’s because they spell it out for her. “Look agent blah, a gun beside the body. Could be the murder weapon. Right Chief – I’ll tag it as evidence!”
    Really? You think? WTF!
    Just because most of the writers and executives at the studios are brain numb doesn’t mean Mr. and Mrs. Public are!!! Now how I really feel……….(to be cont’d)……………………………………

  9. lytmup68 says

    I loved Vegas! They don’t make shows from that era in time anymore. Sort of close to how it was back then between the mafia and policing agencies. Great acting and every character was believable. I’m very disappointed……. If this site got this many responses can you imagine how many people didn’t take the time to voice their feelings about the cancellations?

  10. Sadie says

    Vegas was a good show-and interesting. I enjoyed the time, place and setting. The modern day sitcoms are disgusting and stupid. Nothing is good on TV any more. I wish Neilsen TV ratings would call me for a survey. I would let them have an ear full. Bring it back. Get rid of all the trash and smut.

  11. says

    my husband and I could hardly wait for vegas to come on each week, we would take no phone calls and made sure we ate early so we would not miss one minute, now we find it has been cancelled. whoever made this decision needs to re-group, change jobs, work for the gov’t or retire, any of the above. this show was wonderful. everytime we see a new show start and it is good, my husband will say,” well, you know it will be cancelled.” some of those silly sitcoms have run for years and we refuse to watch them, they are awful. please reconside and bring back ”vegas.”

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