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. Whit says

    CBS had three really good shows on Tues. night. Fifteen minutes of Golden Boy and I am at my computer writing this. Please keep Vegas.

  2. pat says

    Love this show and feel if the network promoted it would be a lot higher in it’s ratings. We love this show and hope there will be more of it, lots more. I get fed up with networks not giving a show a fair chance. Please leave it on!

  3. says

    This did not make my day! I rushed home to watch my most favorite show, VEGAS,
    with Dennis Quaid and it wasn’t on! So, I switched the channel. There are too many shows that are alike and have no style. This was one show that had fantastic characters,
    surprising twists and turns, believable authentic casting, one of the greatest era’s for a storyline and the fabulous tasteful and gorgeous clothing for the women and the men.
    I couldn ‘t wait to see what fifties shirt Dennis Quaid would be wearing with his sons and the skirts and fifties dresses are> as the French woudl say, Oh, la la, c’est très chic. And to see Michael Chiklis in his stylish fedora’s is just too wonderful. You know, this show
    has great writers, costume designers, or whoever does the clothes, the colors, the way the camera moves, the people in the background,,,,you know, it all comes to-gether so well. How can someone make the decision to cancel?? First of all, the show hasn’t been on long enough for people to even know it is on the air? Most of us are so busy trying to survive. It takes us awhile to even check-out what’s on the television. O.K. I am only one person and maybe you think it won’t matter, but, if you cancel VEGAS, I am
    giving up channel 3. In Fact, maybe I will just watch the spanish or french channel because there was only one show that I felt was worth watching for its creativity, it’s
    actors and actresses, the surprises, the clothing, the scenery, the combination of horses and cars and I could go on and on. Another thing, it isn’t boring like so many other shows. If it is canceled, then someone is not in touch with diamonds in the rough.

  4. Nancy Smith says

    I absolutely do not want to see Vegas get cancelled! I is a great new show and I was looking forward to another season! PLEASE DO NOT CANCELL THE SHOW! I think it would be a big mistake!!! And looking at the comments I have read, I am not the only one who feels the same way!

  5. bonnie says

    One of my favorite shows, also The Good Wife but it is so hard to stay with the story line as it isn’t shown every week. Vegas was at the least reliable and very good!
    Why do you want to change shows that are wanted, needed to give us something to watch that is good instead of Stupid Reality Shows or “way out” comedy that isn’t funny just idiotic!

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