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

    My family and I fell in love with VEGAS, what a dissapointment to find Golden Boy in it’s place. Please bring VEGAS back! THE CAST IN VEGAS is SO wonderful that we just can’t wait for the next week. DON’T RUIN A GOOD THING!! WE WILL NOT WATCH GOLDEN BOY……sorry.

  2. kathy says

    love vegas! please don’t cancel vegas,one of the new shows I love.you cancel Terra Nova love that show too. please quite cancels shows that good and keeps renew show that are terrible.when you get a good show you just up and canceling them. please keep VEGAS OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Maggie S. says

    Please do not cancel this show, I watch it my husband and mother in law and daughter all do too. And that is a viewer age span from 80 yrs down to 27 ! We all love it !

  4. chris says

    Please do not cancel Vegas! This is the best new show this year and one of the best on the air. I love everything about it. many of my family and friends tune in weekly. the topic of Vegas is always a big one at the office on Wednesday mornings. Hang with this show!!

  5. Mike Maturo says

    It never fails.You get into a good new show and the BIG SHOTS cancel it on you.I’m sick of all the good shows,like Vegas going down.I might just start listening to music every night my Yankees aren’t on

  6. jan wright says

    i love Vegas..i get really disgusted with all the shows i really enjoy getting taken off the air. i can’t believe with the line up on that show it didn’t make it. it is a great show especially for those of us old enough to remember those days. please don’t take it off the air.

  7. robin says

    are you kidding? you canceled vegas, oh please! this stinks, and for a show called golden boy, ugh no thanks , surprised you didnt just put on another csi like the other 12. atleast vegas continued weekly and was very exciting to watch we could not wait to watch it in our house now nothing,

  8. Kate says

    Love the show, CBS has another winner with this show. CBS is too quick on the trigger when it comes to cancelling winners and they don’t know it……

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