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. PDXAnn says

    If CBS cancels this show the only other I will be watching on their network is The Good Wife IF it makes it. What did they expect putting it in a time slot against Parenthood and Private Practice (show ended last month). Each had about five million viewers so this show started minus ten. I recorded both shows and watched this one on my computer. Ironic as some nights there is not one show I want to “watch” and most only one! No matter how long Survivor or the Great Race is on, there are a bunch of us who don’t care… So it should do better with PP gone and/or move it to another night and stop having a repeat inserted every 3 or 4 weeks :(

  2. M.K. says

    Love this show and the cast. Quaid is perfect in his role. And he would have been perfect in the Jack Reacher movie from my impression of the book character. (I would have seen the movie if he had been the star). However, I would not want to lose him as Sheriff Lamb. Quaid, O’Mara and Handley make it work, squabbles and all. Chiklis, you make a really good bad guy. CBS, be smart! TV viewers need a real story line and a valid family situation is a huge plus. Thank heaven ‘Vegas’ is not another destruction of humanity reality show.

  3. Carolyn Cook says

    Please, Please do not cancel Vegas this is the best show on since the old Dallas. I love Dennis Quaid and his family, it has a good story line true to reality about the mod bosses of Vegas. I have lost all of my family in the last few months and this show is the one bright star I have to look forward to. Please bring it back, just look at that face of Dennis how could you let him go?

  4. Truman says

    Definitely KEEP this show!! Quaid and Chiklis work..not to mention the rest of the cast! The “new” show you premiered in its place this week (after continuous, laborious hype all month) was a total dud! Golden..something or other..fell asleep before it was half over!

  5. Marya says

    I LOVE “Vegas.” I miss it every Tuesday when it is not on. I want it to continue. Finally a good show that is not just cookie cutter. M:-)

  6. CB says

    Please, you have to be kidding!!! There are absolutely NO good shows on the TV right now and most especially something for a mature person to watch. Please bring back

  7. Carmen Huston says

    I love Vegas Iit’s a great show ith a wonderful cast. Also Last Man Standing and Malibu Country are excellent too. Please don’t cancel them.

  8. Robert says

    Vegas is very good; why would CBS even consider canceling. Come on CBS, do the right thing. Great casting, good story lines; leave it on the air!

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