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. GL Myers says

    Definitely one of the best shows on network TV. This is the Las Vegas I first visited in the 1950’s. The characters and the story lines are believable enough to be based on fact. Keep it coming! Missed it last Tuesday tho due to a new show that I turned off a third of the way into it. Just another city cop show.

    When can I watch “VEGAS” again?

    GL Myers

  2. JOE says

    I like the program. It’s much better than the replacement, The Golden Boy. If it cannot be renewed for the same time/day, how about a different day?

  3. Everett Masterman says

    Don’t cancel the Vegas TV Show with Dennis Quaid. It is great – much better than Golden Boy, which aired last night.

  4. Jim and Paula says

    Why cancel a great show.. Dennis Quad and all members of the cast are great and I look forward to it every week
    Why would you even consider it.

    If it ain’t broke,, don’t fix it!

    • Liz & Jon says

      Good Grief!
      Why did CBS replace VEGAS with the stupid DA show?
      VEGAS was moved to Fridays just before BLUE BLOODS which was a good idea!
      VEGAS is truly a great show with terrific actors.
      PLEASE bring it back!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Bo says

    What is the plan? Tuesday night line up was perfect until tonight! Where is

    Vegas? I guess our family will turn in early tonight! What is this other crap?

    Bring back Vegas soon!!!

  7. Jay Adams says

    We love this show. Please don’t cancel it. It seems like CBS has less and less choices all of the time. Maybe just time to find a new favorite channel.
    If they do cancel it hopefully it will be picked up by another network.

  8. Sherry Perkins says

    My husband and I enjoy watching this series & are hoping that it hasn’t been canceled.
    It is an interesting show about how vegas really got its start, of course everyone knew that it was funded by the mob only made the fascination with the city more interesting..keep up the good work.

  9. Carol Benedict says

    Please do not cancel this show – I look forward to this show every week. It is a change from some of these other shows.

  10. steve campbell says

    In my opinion, Vegas is the best new show on TV for the 2012-2013 season. It has an actual plot; markee actors and actresses; and plenty of action as opposed to something like the vapid and vacuous 2 Broke Girls which has somehow been renewed. I have seen the numbers of viewers is solid on a weekly basis. I watched the Golden Boy last night and it was dreadful!
    I hope you will give The fans of Vegas at least another year – it has a big chance to be a big hit.
    Thank you.

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