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. says

    Please bring back Vegas. So many shows are good and just when the story takes off and the characters are developing, they get cancelled. Most of these shows should be given the chance to play out. If not, at least picked up by another cable network. No wonder so many people are watching the old shows on networks like ME TV. Those were great shows. Get rid of the reality shows or at least cut back on them.
    I will not watch new shows til I know that they will be picked up for another season.

  2. Della says

    We love “Vegas”. I would rather watch Vegas all week long than watch the cheeses,boring reality shows . Why do networks think people like reality tv? We love the actors, the story line and 60’s theme of Vegas. Please please renew

  3. Doris says

    I agree with Gene and T.J. and all the other INTELLIGENT folks who write about wanting Vegas back. What a shame on all those in “command” that took this wonderfully written show off the air so the AIRHEADS of America can watch all the crap that’s on now. Especially during the Summer months when most of the better shows are off for a while now. I guess we’ll just have to find other ways of entertaining ourselves due to the fact that there just isn’t anything that’s worth watching. TOO BAD!!!!

  4. gene says

    I have been waiting and waiting… I never saw that Vegas was cancelled. I hope that CBS will have them back soon. I really love the show. Come on CBS… If they don’t do it, maybe one of the other network pick them up… If they are smart.

    • "T.J." says

      Gene, I agree with you, but somehow I’m getting the feeling that we’ve been swept
      under the rug and the trash shows keep on going. I’ve always been a guy for quality
      in tv viewing, but what these morons are feeding us is FAR from QUALITY !!
      VEGAS was such a believable show that we couldn’t wait for next week’s episode !!
      CBS needs a complete overhaul in the smarts department. Can you imagine how many viewers they would attain should they reinstate VEGAS ??!!

  5. melissa says

    I am with everyone else that I am sick of all the stupid comedy shows on TV and the reality shows, it is so hard to find something good to watch, its so bad you have to watch the old shows like Gilligan’s Island, Brady Bunch and things of this nature to have something decent to watch, CBS you made a terrible mistake by taking this show off tv

    • "T.J." says

      Melissa, You’re not the only person who feels this way, but what puzzles me is that there are SO MANY GOOD SHOWS the cable channels WON’T SHOW….like,
      Police Woman, starring Angie Dickenson, Petrocelli, with Barry Newman,
      Fall Guy with Lee Majors, or how ’bout Six Million Dollar Man, also a big hit
      of the ’70’s with Lee Majors !!! These are just an example of “adult” entertainment
      Our beloved “VEGAS” took a bum rap for some reason, and it sure wasn’t because of
      “lack of viewership” !! The THOUSANDS of replies here SAY SO !! And, the crappy
      replies to “today’s comedy (?)” tell us what WE DON’T WANT !!
      “VIVA VEGAS” !!!

    • Doris says

      AMEN to that – still waiting to hear that they will reinstate VEGAS – would be great for all the viewers that love this show

  6. E.H. says

    We looked forward to this show every week. Was totally shocked when it was cancelled.
    Don’t know what it takes to keep an excellent show on. Sick and tired of all the comedy, dumb, boring, non entertaining stuff you have to skip thru to try and find something worthwhile to watch. Cannot believe their ratings were so low that they deserved to be cancelled. YOU WOULD HELP YOUR NETWORK IF YOU BROUGHT THEM BACK ASAP.

  7. jim greer says

    I would love 2 C Vegas show COME BACK!! I couldnt wait 4 the show 2 come on….PLEASE PUT VEGAS BACK ON TV!!

    • Doris says

      I looked on every site I could think of, there has been no pick-up of Vegas by any other station. Don’t know where he saw that. I wish it would be picked up. I still miss this show terribly and all the other so called “reality” shows and most of the “comedy” shows, which are so horrible should be off the air. It’s really an insult to the folks that really want Vegas back, that they won’t bring it back for US, the public who watches.

  8. willie says

    Please bring this show back!!!! Great actors in excellent roles. Cancel all those stupid comedy shows if want to cancel something

  9. S.C. says

    Can not believe Vegas was canceled! We loved this show! We are sick and tired of all the reality shows and was looking forward to a lot more seasons of Vegas.

    • "T.J." says

      You are right on !! These so called “reality shows” are nothing more than low-budget,
      time-wasting, money makers for the television corporate big shots. They’re nothing more than watching some total stranger’s home movies of “What We Did Last Summer” !!
      PLEASE BRING BACK “VEGAS” !! Or are we the “Lost Voice Viewers” with NO say ??

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  10. Matt says

    I totally agree with you T.J Dallas is a great show one my favorites on tv. and vegas was too a great show too. These reality shows are a joke.

    • Doris says

      With so many people wanting Vegas back – please bring it back. Can’t and won’t watch any “reality” show. They’re a joke on society. This show was written by thinkers, and had so much potential for so many twists and turns.
      There are so few shows for people to watch who want to be entertained by good actors and good writing.

  11. jorja says

    Just when I find a show worth watching it gets canceled. What is wrong with these networks? Need to give this show another chance because the actors finally started meshing and working great together.

    • "T.J." says

      I totally agree with you, Jorja. The TNT network is running the show “DALLAS”
      for it’s 2nd season and this show can keep us captive for a solid hour !!
      “VEGAS” should be picked up by another network and it would “clean up” in the ratings department !! The garbage that these “reality” shows produce is BAD for OUR HEALTH!!

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