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. Jan says

    This was a good program with all the reality shows on tv which I think is trash and will not watch . What is wrong with these networks? Do they think all there viewers are 20 to 30 year age bracket.

  2. says

    Why was Vegas cancelled? This was such an interesting show. It had some history of Las Vegas and how it grew. The story line and cast was excellent. I never missed an episode. Please bring this show back and drop some of those silly sit-coms.

  3. says

    This was a very good show. I miss Vegas. It had 2 very good actors that a lot of ppl like 2 c.I wish u would bring it back n also Ironside. U made a mistake with these 2 shows. U lost a lot of audiences. U need 2 listen 2 the ppl who look at the shows.

  4. Larry says

    My wife and I loved this show! Never missed an episode, or the commercials!(are you listening cbs?) We can have 5 CSI shows…but no Vegas? Loved the setting,storyline,and acting….Bring it back!

  5. Leoy Miller says

    We will miss the show at our house and will not be watching this chanel for some time. It was one of the few good shows on TV. I guess I’ll have to watch more golf.

  6. Ted & Sue says

    cannot believe this was cancelled!!! it was on of the most engaging shows on air and Dennis Quaid & Michael Chiklis were outstanding.


  7. Nan says

    My husband, sister and me really liked this show. Why do so many good shows for older viewers get canceled? Bring it back! We need more shows for the mature viewer. I don’t enjoy all the silly shows, reality type and tired of the search to find something to watch. They can cancel the Dome.

  8. Gloribee says

    My husband and I enjoyed Vegas and looked forward to it every week. Why was it cancelled? Please bring it back. I refuse to watch reality shows, so will soon be removing my TV since that’s all commercial networks are airing now.

    • Tonsa Edwards says

      I cannot believe this show was cancelled. This was an excellent show. I don’t understand how all of these crazy reality tv shows keep getting renewed with all of their drama and ridiculous antics just for ratings. At least Vegas had substance. I had been looking forward to the next season. Pretty soon there won’t be anything left to watch on television. I refuse to watch reality shows. I wish you would reconsider bringing this show back.

  9. Gary says

    My wife & I enjoyed watching Vegas. We both agree with those who think there are to many idiotic reality shows. I cannot understand how so many people have gotten so far into caring who’s going to get voted off the island or whose gonna win the fictitious race. We found Vegas to be quite entertaining with a good story line & some light comedy mixed in.
    Between all the info-mercials, cooking shows, reality shows, & sports, sports, & more sports, there’s only a handful of shows worth watching. Vegas is not the only good show that has been cancelled because of someones so called ratings system.

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