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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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Cheryl F January 30, 2014 at 9:28 pm

What trash did they put on to replace Vegas? This was one of the best shows I’ve had the pleasure to watch in a very long time. Great actors, costuming, sets, music very well done. Story line kept me coming back.

I repeat, what kind of trashy “empty calorie” show did they put on to replace this. What utter stupidity! I’m so angry I can barely speak!

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-Linda January 30, 2014 at 11:03 am

I really really don’t get it. So much crap on TV. The one show which I didn’t wnt to miss….cancelled. Who does the TV programming. Twelve year olds??? Well written. Great story. Beautifully produced. Jiminy. Fer shur. Get it off the air. Here I am over a year later, still wishing it was on the air. And no one else has enough sense to pick it up. Morons.

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Doris January 30, 2014 at 12:05 pm

You’re so right – still waiting for some intelligent company to pick this show up again – there are so many stories to this one show that could be told – WHY on earth would you take such a great show OFF the AIR? Can’t watch so many of the “shows” that they have on now – such CRAP!
PLEASE BRING THIS SHOW “VEGAS” BACK so we, the people of intelligence and imagination can have something to watch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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T.J. January 30, 2014 at 12:47 pm

You hit the nail on the head, Linda. Any other network would have a REAL WINNER
if they took on VEGAS !! Apparently CBS isn’t that sharp to see what they threw away.
The REAL VIEWERS are speaking their mind, right here, right now !!
Bring back VEGAS….PLEASE !!! We’re SICK of reality filth and stupidity shows.

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David Hogg January 24, 2014 at 1:29 pm

How can they cancel a show of such quality , does CBS think we need more reality shows over a great show like that , do they have a better alternative , personally I see nothing on offer from them!!!!!!!

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Doris January 24, 2014 at 4:14 pm

SO TRUE! Still waiting to hear that they will renew VEGAS – PLEASE!

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carol January 20, 2014 at 12:16 am

I liked it alot. Sorry it was cancelled. CAN WE HAVE IT BACK? Please

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Denine January 18, 2014 at 11:47 pm

Extremely disappointed Vegas was cancelled. Still hoping someone at CBS will right this terrible wrong. In the meantime, I and my friends are watching another network.

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JB January 15, 2014 at 10:25 pm

Great show. They should bring it back. There are a lot worse shows they should have cancelled instead of this one.

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Doris January 16, 2014 at 11:20 am

YES, THEY SHOULD BRING IT BACK – WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE TO SHOW THAT MAKES SENSE AS THIS ONE DID. GREAT WRITING – GREAT CAST – BUT, WILL THE POWERS THAT BE LISTEN TO US?
TAKE OFF SOME OF THE GARBAGE THAT’S ON AND BRING BACK VEGAS SO THAT WE, THE PEOPLE WHO THINK CAN ENJOY A GOOD SHOW AND LOOK FORWARD TO WATCHING.

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TJ January 16, 2014 at 11:31 am

Doris, you said a mouthful with just 1 word….GARBAGE !! It’s ALL that’s
on tv anymore. My wife & I are watching reruns of Columbo and Rockford Files !!
ANYTHING IS BETTER than the junk they’re feeding us now !!

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Doris January 16, 2014 at 12:34 pm

HOW SAD IS THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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B January 13, 2014 at 11:57 am

I too am very disappointed the show Vegas has been canceled .

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nicole January 13, 2014 at 7:06 am

Very disappointed to hear it was cancelled. It is one of the few tv shows that I enjoyed watching.

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Sandi January 9, 2014 at 9:40 pm

Disappointed to read it’s cancelled. One of the best shows, mistake to cancel.

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xander January 7, 2014 at 10:34 pm

So disappointing to see this show cancelled. Bring it back!

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P.D. January 7, 2014 at 12:40 pm

A great show. I hate to see it cancelled.

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ALLAN BONDE January 3, 2014 at 7:49 pm

I THOUGHT IT WAS ONE OF THEBEST SHOWS ON TV AND I WAS VERY DISAPOINTED WHEN IT WAS CANCELED. PLEASE BRING THIS SHOW BACK ON THE AIR !

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Anonymous January 3, 2014 at 5:03 pm

bring back Vagas

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Huggs123 January 3, 2014 at 6:45 pm

With so many wanting Vegas back – can’t we have it back???

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Doris December 27, 2013 at 4:43 pm

They’re either on drugs, or don’t have the class to know when they have a show that’s well written, well acted and is an intelligent show to watch. Still missing this show terribly. Not too much else to watch anymore.

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T.J. December 27, 2013 at 12:16 pm

It’s hard to believe that we signed up for cable tv, 1000 channels, and there’s NOTHING TO WATCH !! Why did the network cancel Vegas ? The trash that they leave on sure
says something about the mentality of today’s viewers, huh ?? Come on, guys….BRING BACK VEGAS….A REAL QUALITY SHOW for REAL VIEWERS !!

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