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. Paul says

    The show is a keeper. I like the continuing store line and the romance interests. This is one of only a few shows I record

  2. says

    we look forward to this show every week, it has what a lot of shows don’t have, class and a morale lesson. America needs someone to have the guts to air a show that makes doing good a respectful thing.

  3. josh says

    Vegas is a very good show. It combines cowboys, gangsters and cops all in one show. It is funny and pleasant, a comedy/action mixed together. I like the show.

  4. josh says

    This is a good show that brings a different approach to the concept of comedy/action style. A mix of cowboys, gangsters and cops all in one. It is fell good show. I like it

  5. Paula Robins says

    Please do not cancel Vegas TV show. I love the show, the cast is great and Dennis Quaid does a good job as Sheriff Lamb.

  6. Karen D says

    My husband and I both love “Vegas,” and are sad that it is not on Tuesday’s anymore! Please bring it back as it is a favorite, good acting, and excellent episodes!!

  7. melva geyer says

    This has been an extremely entertaining show. Michael Chiklis is the best along with Jason O’Mara. Keep it going. At least the show’s absence on Feb. 26 gave me the opportunity to watch White Collar on USA.

  8. Judy Coyle says

    My husband and I really enjoy Vegas as does a lot of other people I know of our age. We are in our 60’s and this seems to be a show that brings back the good old days. Something we baby boomers can relate to. There are so many shows for the younger folks. Give us Vegas. It’s great with good story lines. Please don’t cancel.

  9. CeCe says

    Vegas is a great show and should not be cancelled. The networks are at war with these stupid reality shows all the more with keeping drama like Vegas on the air. The cast is really good and it is an enjoyable hour that we love to watch.

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