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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.

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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.
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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

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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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Y Ledesma November 2, 2013 at 11:34 pm

We loved the show, great actors, good stories. We were looking forward to new season! Very disappointed it was cancelled

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Melissa Potts November 2, 2013 at 1:00 am

My husband and I loved this show and looked forward to it every week. Please bring it back!!!!

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John October 31, 2013 at 6:24 pm

We will be fed another great trashy reality show to replace this good drama.

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Valarie Green October 30, 2013 at 9:06 pm

We are so sorry to hear that Vegas is cancelled. We looked forward to it every week. I hope you will reconsider!!

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Linda October 29, 2013 at 5:01 pm

I loved Vegas…Why do they always cancel all the good shows…Please bring it back….

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John S October 27, 2013 at 10:14 pm

I can’t believe it was cancelled.

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Peggy October 27, 2013 at 7:54 pm

I loved Vegas! Great actors and drama between good and like able “bad guys”. Reminded me of sopranos without bad language! Reality tv shows suck. Never watch them. Bring back VEGAS!

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Betty Gregory October 24, 2013 at 5:45 pm

You gave us a great show and then you took it away from us. It was very well acted. We looked forward to seeing it every week and never missed an episode. We love Dennis Quaid who is such a terrific actor and played the part to a T. Michael Chiklis was also excellent, as were the rest of the cast. PLEASE bring back this wonderful show. There are so many bummer shows on tv we never watch.
Hopefully, Jack and Betty Gregory

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nancy October 22, 2013 at 10:16 pm

loved the show …bring it back…..one more reality show or dancing show and i am going to give up tv…..

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"T.J." October 23, 2013 at 10:43 am

I’m with you, Nancy !! These crummy “reality” shows are nothing more than watching
total stranger’s home movies of what they did last summer. Also, these idiot
dance shows put me to sleep too early in the evening that I’m wide awake 2 hours BEFORE
my clock goes off !! Today’s comedy IS NOT comedy, either. They think it’s funny to talk about sex organs and menopause for 30 minutes !! “Vegas” was truly adult drama that
REAL AMERICANS enjoyed week after week !! WE WANT IT BACK ON THE AIR !!

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Roger October 22, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Why was Vegas cancelled! Great show and loved the timeframe. Please bring it back

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jim October 22, 2013 at 12:00 am

BRING BACK VEGAS!! I am sick of these reality shows. This show had a great cast and good writing. It is hard to get a following if you change the air time during the season, Interesting to see the show that took their Thursday time slot is no longer running

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Patricia Johnson October 17, 2013 at 12:20 am

I can’t believe it was cancelled. I feel like cancelling my cable.

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D. McBride October 16, 2013 at 1:23 am

Vegas was worth watching, better than the rest of the junk we have to see. Great show, great actors. Take off some of the worthless sitcoms and bring back a good show,

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Paula Erwin October 14, 2013 at 10:30 pm

figures…..nothing political about it so it didn’t fit the Hollywood agenda. So sick of all the crap they consider worth watching, will stick to cable networks that provide real entertainment.

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Riethmayer October 13, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Vegas was the best show on TV. CBS needs to bring it back and give it another year.

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