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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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Bill H February 26, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Great Show please do not cancel

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Peggy February 26, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Will NOT watch Golden Boy, no interest there. Grew up in NYC. My husband and I love this show. We don’t like the reality shows, don’t watch any of them. Pretty much stick to CBS for the drama, action shows.

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Les February 26, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Please don’t cancel Vegas,get rid of a sit com instead. Vegas is enjoyable and shows some history.

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Jackie February 26, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Please do not cancel this TV show — we love it!!!!!!!

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shirley February 26, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Love the show, so does my husband. Please renew

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Jerrie February 26, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Vegas is a great show, great cast. I get sick and tired of the networks airing good shows and then cancel, and some of the bs reality shows, come on. Why can’t we have nighttime series the same as the daytime soaps that run long term, you know most of your housewives loyal to soaps now have to work jobs and watch tv at night. I really don’t think the networks care what the public like to watch anymore, shame on you.

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Sylvia February 26, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Wonderful show! Keep it going! Ly husband and I haventmissed an episode!

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Mitchell February 26, 2013 at 10:13 pm

This is a great show, one of te best on TV, bar none !! PLEASE keep it around…there’s not many good shows left, most are mind numbing and totall junk !!

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L February 26, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Vegas is our new favorite. Get rid of those stupid comedy shows instead of Vegas. Most of the comedies on this channel are trash.

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Les February 26, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Its a great show don’t cancel it, get rid of a sit com!

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Mary Marra February 26, 2013 at 10:09 pm

My husband and I both love this show. Please don’t cancel this show!!!

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Anonymous February 26, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Great TV show!!

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Marie February 26, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Vegas is an awesome show – PLEASE DON’T CANCEL!!

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Steve February 26, 2013 at 10:08 pm

I love this show….It was fun, entertaining and had a good story line….A much better TV show than the stupid (The Following or the Americans).

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Rebecca February 26, 2013 at 10:06 pm

PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL THIS SHOW. It is one of the few shows I truly enjoy.

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