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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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marie February 26, 2013 at 10:55 am

Loved the show, please keep it on.

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Elaine Story February 26, 2013 at 10:51 am

Please do not cancel the show Vegas. We love it. If we are not going to be home on the night it is aired, we tape it. There is not too much phoney about it. I am sure that what the script is about goes on in Las Vegas all of the time. At least it used too. We also love the actors in the movie.

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Kurt Heilbronner February 26, 2013 at 10:22 am

Please don’t cancl Vegas!! It is one of the few good shows on TV anymore and it would be a shame if it were dropped!

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Bob Morgan February 26, 2013 at 10:10 am

Please leave it on it is a great show.

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Johnny February 26, 2013 at 9:48 am

I, as well as my friends agree with the great praises of the others here. Please keep VEGAS on ! Some time, some where. We truly enjoy the show, and would be sad to lose it.

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allan rothman February 26, 2013 at 9:35 am

great show. pls don’t cancel

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ROY February 26, 2013 at 9:26 am

NO,Please do not cancel this show,its got a lot of the way things used to be handled in law enforcement until things got so politicaly correct…great show!

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rick February 26, 2013 at 9:01 am

Don’t cancel this show.

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Linda February 26, 2013 at 7:47 am

I think it should definitely be renewed.

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jhemsteger February 26, 2013 at 6:51 am

very good show

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Ken Dunigan February 26, 2013 at 2:05 am

LOVE IT!!!!! Keep this show on please, it’s great!!!

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Dave Barney February 26, 2013 at 1:47 am

Please do not cancel Vegas. I missed the first two episodes, but have watched every week after that and really enjoy the show. The cast is excellent and the shows are interesting. After seeing previews of the replacement shows on Tuesdays nights, I haven’t found a reason the check it out in it’s premier. Please leave Vegas in your schedule even if you have to change days!!!

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Ralph Oltman February 26, 2013 at 12:56 am

DO NOT CANCEL THIS SHOW! There are very few shows on anymore. As usual, the good ones seem to go. Everything doesn’t need to cater to the masses! We need some programs that are entertaining and require a little brain power once in awhile…

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Frank February 26, 2013 at 12:22 am

Please don’t cancel Vegas. The show gives a great prospective how Vegas was in the sixties between a City being born and farm land being taken away. One of the best lines in the show is when a rancher said to “Be ready for the wave of neon coming”.

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Laura February 25, 2013 at 10:55 pm

Please do not cancel show!! Best out there!

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