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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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Jim Lugenbeel December 26, 2013 at 4:12 pm

This is one of the few series I thought was worthwhile watching and recording if I wasn’t home when it aired. It certainly was much better than most of the junk being offered for viewing now…the people who make decisions about what to keep and what to cancel must all be on some kind of drugs…..

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Doris December 27, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Either on drugs, or just don’t have enough class to know when they have a great show that’s worthwhile watching. Still missing it.

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Bobbie Robertson December 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Bring it back, I am so sick of all the crap on tv and now you cancel one of the good ones.

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Robert December 19, 2013 at 2:13 am

WE really love the show it was nice and fresh. But it figure if it does not get the right age group they(ABC, CBS, and NBC) dump it. The cable networks are only a little better they have good show also.

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Cheryl Gladysz December 16, 2013 at 10:37 pm

We loved this show. We would stay home to watch it and we are not watchers of anything but sports. Please bring it back!

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bill December 16, 2013 at 10:27 pm

I think Vegas was a wonderful and very entertaining show and the cast was great!
My wife and I enjoyed watching the show every week and could not wait for the next episode. Please bring it back!!!!!!

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Judy December 16, 2013 at 7:46 pm

I loved Vegas and have always been a fan of Dennis Quaid. Really disappointed it was cancelled!!

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Liz December 16, 2013 at 7:05 pm

BRING IT BACK! Vegas was great!

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Anonymous December 15, 2013 at 6:00 pm

very entertaining. S/B renewed.

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Delma threadgill December 9, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Please bring Vegas back. All of the actors are great and everyone is sick and tired of reality shows.

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Doris December 10, 2013 at 10:41 am

AMEN to that – never watch reality shows anyway – and most of the other so called ‘comedy’ shows are awful and so hard to watch. PLEASE BRING BACK OUR “VEGAS” to the folks who really love watching GOOD ACTING, GOOD WRITING and all around excellent viewing.

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Doris December 9, 2013 at 8:35 am

With all these messages of admiration for “VEGAS” and the comments about all the horrible shows on the air – why can’t “VEGAS” be brought back so the viewers, myself included can have a well written show that we all like and cancel some of the CRAP shows that are on the air – I watch about 5 minutes of some of these shows and wonder who is running the studio – a 3 year old? That’s the mentality of these stupid shows.

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Mike D December 8, 2013 at 10:49 pm

They canceled Vegas and leave Honey Boo Boo on the network….. the big boss should be canceled…. I do not know who selects all these show BUT some head roll for all the crap on the TV NOW!!!!!!

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Deborah December 8, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Loved Vegas, I’ve been waiting for its return, I’m disappointed in learning its been canceled.

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Kathy December 6, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Vegas was very entertaining, good storyline, and great characters. Miss watching it, so does my husband. It was a show we both enjoyed together. Please bring it back.

Thanks

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Joe December 6, 2013 at 6:43 pm

one of the very few good shows I liked. want it back badly. too many junk shows on now!

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Sue December 5, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Vegas was one of the best shows on TV. Please bring it back. Miss it. Great story line. Great actors. That must be the reason it was cancelled. They only leave the junk on TV. So sad, who makes these stupid decisions? Yeah, lets have more reality shows. NOT!!! Seems like you always cancel the good shows and leave trash on. Pity.

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