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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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Doris December 4, 2013 at 11:55 pm

Well, how about it? Let’s return VEGAS to TV and allow allow all the TV watchers to return to the show ‘VEGAS’ that we loved to watch each week to see a different story line – but with the Lamb family being like a family – watching each others back. Writing was so good – keep the writers and return our show back to the people who really want to see a GOOD SHOW.

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Ralph Svenson December 4, 2013 at 4:13 pm

I don’t know who CBS was referring to in TV Ratings, I haven’t found anyone who didn’t like Vegas. It is ten times better than those crappy reality shows that seem to pop out of no where. It still amazes me that anyone watches Survivor which puts a bunch of dysfunctional people on TV who act childish at best.

Vegas was just getting interesting and then all of a sudden it disappears. CBS you need to take a closer look at your TV Ratings, and who is responding to them, it certainly isn’t the opinion of anyone I have talked to the Vegas should have been cancelled. Wake up and listen to the real audience, bring Vegas back….

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bevemar December 3, 2013 at 8:53 am

Bring it back excellent cast, great show…so much more to tell

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Doris December 4, 2013 at 8:36 am

Really want them to bring “VEGAS” back – so there would be another great show to watch that has class and great writing. We enjoyed this show so much and was so disappointed and shocked that it was cancelled. With so many horrible and stupid shows out there – why take off one that depicts how Vegas was in years gone by. After living in Vegas for the past 9 years – I would welcome Sheriff Lamb.

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joe sikorski December 2, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Great show!

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joe sikorski December 2, 2013 at 6:07 pm

THis was the best show around. Great plots and great acting

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Doris December 1, 2013 at 9:57 pm

With so many no brainer shows on the air – there are so few that you can actually say “this is a good show”, which VEGAS is. There is so much (pardon my language) crap on the air – why take off a show that has so much potential with so many different story lines. The actors were great in their respective parts. We enjoyed this show – PLEASE BRING IT BACK!! We would be eternally grateful.

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paolivie November 30, 2013 at 7:05 pm

This was a great show. Bring it back. Darn. I loved the cowboy twist. I am shocked. I was looking forward to the new season

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Chris Jensen November 30, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Bring it back!!! It is so much better than the shows on TV right now…

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Alta November 30, 2013 at 3:33 am

I enjoyed the actors, but some of the story lines were ludicrous and unbelievable.

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Liz November 26, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Bring it back

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charlie December 1, 2013 at 10:20 am

I loved the show, bring it back

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Kathy Fisher November 25, 2013 at 4:58 pm

THIS SUCKS!!! This was a good show and you didn’t even care! Chicago Fire SUCKS and you kept it! Grey’s Autonomy IS WAY PAST ITS DEATH DATE and it is still running! I know NOW why I don’t watch CBS!!! YOU LIBERAL HACKS NEVER LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE WATCHING!!!

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pauline November 24, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Just loved the show. The characters were fantastic and the plot so incredible. Can’t believe there won’t be a second season. Very disappointed. Loved the Sherriff and his family who all tried to support each other.

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Larry Carlson November 23, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Loved the show, looked forward to the next season!!?? Reality was terrific… Actors Supurb!!

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Sam November 22, 2013 at 8:33 pm

It was a great show that we looked forward to watching all the time. Sorry to hear it won’t be returning.

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jimmymac November 20, 2013 at 5:49 pm

I was shocked to find out this show was cancelled. It was very entertaining and I looked forward to watching it every week. I was looking forward to the new season.

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