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.

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 do not cancel Vegas, the little I say of the golden boy really sucks, normal dumb same old thing. You have a great line up with Ncis and ncis la. and Vegas topped it off!
    i am so tired of bad shows and have been pretty loyal to CBS and hope I can stay that way!!

  2. Anonymous says

    R you guys nuts? Vegas, NCIS and NCIS Los Angeles are what make Tuesday nights on CBS a great lineup./ Golden Boy? Put it somewhere else but please don’t cancel Vegas it is a great show! Look forward to watching it every week.

  3. The Barker Family says

    We enjoy this show and would be very disappointed if it was cancelled! This show was not on tonight 02 26 2013, replaced by new show Golden Boy. We would like Vegas to return.

  4. Nancy says

    Please don’t cancel Vegas I love the show
    And really hooked on it.
    I tell people
    To watch its a good show.
    I LOVE VEGAS

  5. says

    Look…everything is moving too fast now. Young adults in college have assignments to finish in a shorter time then I did, scam artist are even in our mail boxes, our e-mails, our telephones and watever, people aren’t as kind because there is no time, we all rush around to make the big dollar that we can’t take with us when we die. So, why not slow down a bit with VEGAS! You have your simplicity and your corruption with tantalizing sexual innuendoes that don’t have to rush and show everything. The show leaves something to the imagination! It is the most relaxing escape of fantasy ever
    on TV. When I watch VEGAS, I am sitting in the back of Dennis on his horse, I’m wearing a fifties poplin dress, I’m doing a can-can on the stage, I’m packing a small
    revolver to make a deal with Michael Chiklik’s character, and I can smell the sage in the dessert. So, can we negogiate here? You don’t cancel and I keep tuning in to Channel 3.

  6. Pat says

    Please leave VEGAS on air,,, every time a good series starts airing it is most always replaced with something that is not worth watching.

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