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. Randy Trachsel says

    I dont know who is responsible for replacing VEGAS with goldenboy but they schould be ran out of hollywood. Im switching to abc or nbc. Enough

  2. Greg says

    Must be renewed. One of the best on TV. Script, sets, cast – all great!! Perfect night & time slot. This is one reason CBS on top.

    • DAHwoman says

      I totally agree. I love the show and its case and the way its written. each episode makes you want MORE! not many shows can do that.

  3. Wade Littleton says

    CBS is notorious for canceling shows that are doing well. I am still VERY UPSET that CBS canceled CSI: Miami without having a proper closure to it. When they shipped it to Sunday nights and didn’t air sometimes until after 11, because of runover from sports, that hurt it. Now, CBS is threatening to cancel Vegas. Vegas is very well written and acted. This is one of the few shows I can get into. I like NCIS, LA, Criminal Minds, CSI:(Vegas and NY) and Blue Bloods, as well. Vegas should get a fair chance. If CBS doesn’t want to put it on Tuesdays, put it on another night, but GIVE IT A FAIR CHANCE!

  4. Mary & Joe says

    Please keep Vegas on. We look forward to it every week. Always liked Dennis Quaid, and Jason O’mara is great. Vegas, Blue Bloods, Good Wife and Elementary have been the reasons we watch CBS now instead of NBC. Older Americans appreciate the historical type backround.

  5. Patsy H. Miller says

    Please do NOT cancel Vegas! Look forward to this show every week! Excellent cast with Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis with believable plots and exciting action! Having gotten married in the 60’s, this time period (with the Corvair model that I still own!) is so exciting!

  6. Larry says

    I reaaly enjoy the show and look forward to it every week-it seems every time I get involved in a good series they do some stupid thing to it or cancel it, this is a great series why cancel a winner to put some other junk in its place,never could understand-it seems if it works and people like it why change some thing or try to improve on it-usually they mess it up more than fixing something-KEEP VEGAS

  7. Robin Hamric says

    Please do not cancel Vegas. It is my husband and my favorite show. Different from all the other copy cat shows on TV. Bring it on!!!!

  8. Sharon says

    What can you be thinking? One of the few shows that is out there that is entertaining and shows how it really was in 60’s plus how things were handled vs. the mess we are in now. Every time we get something good someone wants to put on another reality show and those really aren’t real.

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