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

    To whom it may concern; the VEGAS TV SHOW is nearly as good as DALLAS in the 1978 lineup, the fact that it is based on a TRUE STORY makes it even better. My wife and I faithfully watch it every time we can when Obama or something else does not RE-EMPTED it so PLEASE RENEW IT LIKE DALLAS. If CBS does not RENEW IT WE WILL OUIT WATCHING CBS AND WE HAVE WATCHED CBS FOR 49 YEARS. I’M SURE THEIR ARE OTHERS THAT FEEL THE SAME WAY. YOU HAVE A HIT SERIES SO LEAVE IT ALONE………

    • Kathie York says

      Everyone I know watches “Vegas ” on Tuesdays, it was the only new show last season worth watching..Not only is Dennis Quaid a terrific actor..Jason OMara is a hunk..please do not stop this show…Mrs.York

  2. Edna Havens says

    Gosh I hope Vegas stays on for years. This is a great show and I love Dennis Quaid.
    This show is far better than “Longmire” was.

  3. anonymous says

    One of the best shows on TV. I’ve not missed an episode. There are few good shows on this season, and this is definitely one of them. I hope it is NOT cancelled.

  4. Nan says

    Tuesday night is my favorite night of TV. CBS Vegas is one of the best shows along with NCIS and NCIS L.A. If Vegas is cancelled you can rest assurred I for one will not be watching the show that will replace it. I am very upset over this. It seems the nework doesn’t know what a good story line is. All they can really relate to are stupid sitcoms or reality shows.

  5. Anonymous says

    Please DO NOT cancel Vegas on CBS. It is a really good show. I don’t understand why the networks keep cancelling shows that are dramas and keep the stupid sitcoms!

  6. jeff riley says

    this is a great show, it should not be cancelled. You must have great ratings. And where has it been for the last 2 weeks/ please bring it back! Thank You Jeff

  7. Carol says

    Do NOT cancel this show. I grew up in the 60’s and visited Las Vegas a couple times. I love the realism. AND the 2 brothers! I hate when the show ends each week. I want it to keep going on and on.

  8. says

    Are you kidding me? This show has an all star cast. Loved Jason from the series Mars last year. Michael Chiklis is no slouch either, fine actor. And Dennis Quaid is so convincing in his role as Ralph. One of reasons why I watch on Tuesdays , otherwise, CBS would be a long gone conclusion. Don’t let this show go. Otherwise I will have to start a campaign to TNT to buy it, and as we all know, Cable stations are outshining the free tv stations with their selection of adult entertainment. How many grammys did CBS get compared to mini series on Showtime and HBO? If you want to compete for the consumer dollar, give the people what they want

  9. tess conroy says

    please do not cancel this show. it is one of the best on tv! people seem so real/ please do not cancel such a great show.

  10. Phyllis says

    Vegas is one of the few show where GOOD guys actually win. Why in the world would the network want to cancel it? CBS is shooting themselves in the foot to cancel this series. Why not cancel 2 broke girls and Mike and Molly instead? It would make much better sense!

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