Vegas

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. JILL says

    No, please do not cancel. Look forward to this show every Tuesday. I am starting to panic already because some other show is in its place. Where did it go>?JJI

    • W. B. Rosser says

      My family so enjoys Vegas. I like Dennis Quade’s character and Michael Chiklis is outstanding in ANY role. The series is well written and classy.
      The way CBS is moving it around, it’s almost as tho’ they are trying to shake off the regular viewers. BUMMER !!

  2. Maureen says

    I love the show and watch it every week. Have always been a Dennis Quaid fan and like the rest of the cast. With all the other crap on TV, why on earth cancel something that is good? Love the 60’s retro, too.

  3. Molly A. says

    Please do not cancel Vegas. There have been times when I enjoyed watching a new series and then it is canceled. We really enjoy watching this series so please renew it.

  4. Caroyn Shipp says

    Please, please DO NOT cancel Vegas! It is one of the best shows on CBS. I just can’t wait to watch it each week. Don’t just put something on, and then decide you don’t like it. Listen to your viewers, please.

  5. ben ashworth says

    at 75 i know that i’m not in the most targeted age ,but this show has the most real life subject matter , than the replacment. get real. not make believe

  6. Anonymous says

    Why is it that when a good show like Vegas comes along it gets cancelled and replaced with a LAME show like GOLDEN BOY. We have enough “Golden Boys” and not enough good family entertainment. You people need to get your head out of your ass.

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