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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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Barbara Zimmerman March 8, 2014 at 1:14 pm

No question it should have been renewed for a second season.

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Liz March 4, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Love the series it was fun and interesting becasue of the time period. Networks need to realize not everyone is represented in the Nielsen ratings! I don’t understand why these shows just don’t go to antoher network.

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Doris March 5, 2014 at 12:43 am

That’s a good question Liz – you would think that another network would pick up this great show that so many people really liked watching because of the wonderful writers and actors. I don’t find Nielsen very effective.

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Peter Z March 3, 2014 at 10:14 pm

I really enjoyed the show but when they moved it in my TV area to Friday night it competed head to head with my favorite series Grimm. I would love to see them repeat the first season in re-runs and then do a second season, but don’t compete with Grimm

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msjoa February 25, 2014 at 5:11 pm

My hubby and I really liked the series. Seeing OLD Vegas and all the classic clothes and such, added to the fun of the characters. Of Course the actors and actresses were great and we will miss the show lots.

Maybe this will be one that is called back because folks like us loved and watched it.

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T.J. February 25, 2014 at 8:42 pm

“Vegas” was the finest shows on tv. in years. Now, “Dallas” is making a return performance
with only a handful of the original cast, mainly because the “oldies” are gone.
“Vegas” is young !! The actors are young !! There’s NO REASON why they can’t put it back on tv, either on TNT or one of the cable channels and get rid of some of the scrap
they keep renewing year after year. It’s all so worthless. “Vegas” you could watch with your family and not be embarrassed by the usual filth that goes with today’s tv. shows.

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Anonymous February 22, 2014 at 9:48 pm

I really enjoyed that show. I wish they would bring it back.

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Anonymous February 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Thought the show was great. Like killer woman too but that’s going off air also. I don’t get it?!?! :(

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C.L. Hammond February 16, 2014 at 10:01 pm

It appears the only thing networks are interested in showing are reality shows, so they only have to pay out a million dollars a season. It was a good promo for the networks as something new, but the viewers have lost interest.

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Susan F February 16, 2014 at 7:15 pm

I loved Vegas, it seems they keep the crappy & stupid shows and get rid of the good ones. Its a shame that what you put on the air has so much trash and filth in it, its not fit for family to watch. We now turn the TV off and do something else. So many of your programs are a disgrace to the family.

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Doris February 17, 2014 at 8:38 am

Susan, you’re so right. And we wonder where our kid get ideas? It’s from the horrible and stupid shows out there.
Vegas was one of the shows that was responsible and taught good family values, while also teaching about right and wrong. The writers were so good – I so wish they would bring it back – like most folks who have some intelligence out there.

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sandy February 15, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Yes would love to have another season of Vegas with Dennis Quaid! But I won’t hold my breath, the networks don’t care what the viewers want.

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Al Brown February 15, 2014 at 1:52 pm

I loved the show, old Vegas looks so good. Great acting and interesting story lines. Please bring it back! Why do shows that get lower ratings and cost more to produce get renewed!

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Doris February 16, 2014 at 6:54 pm

I do believe that the heads of the studios have been brainwashed into thinking that if a show has the talent and great writing, it must be off the air because that leaves more room for the stupid shows that really don’t make any sense at all.

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mary ludwig February 12, 2014 at 7:34 pm

really enjoyed the show would like to see it come back!

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Doris February 8, 2014 at 11:30 am

Are the powers that be listening to the watching audience of VEGAS? We want it back – give us a show that we enjoy and watch with enthusiasm! What a great cast, and the writing was superb – PLEASE bring this show back to us!!!

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Mary C February 7, 2014 at 11:56 pm

I loved Vegas. It had everything to offer for all ages in a family.
Why would you take off a show that people can enjoy. It had a
great cast, great true story line, entertaining to all. You really
Did an injustice to us the tv viewers. Wake up and bring Cegas
back to us.

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Kandy Balderston February 4, 2014 at 5:36 pm

Vegas was a great show. Wish they would cancel some of the trash and leave the few shows worth watching alone!

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An February 3, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Went to check when Vegas was coming back and saw they have cancelled it. Needless, to say, I am shocked. Such a well written story line, …..it makes a person wonder about to is running the show there. Maybe, we can get Netflix to pick it up. Seems their the only ones with decent programming.

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