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. Dennis says

    Vegas is a class act, no gagets, like cell phones, no GPS ect. i love it and miss it. Love the nistallaga!

    I don’t like some of the modern police crap, the one after Mike and Molly filmed on the islands. TOO much hi tech crap. if it was filmed in the 60’s like Vages it would work for me

    • says

      Where has this great show gone to? Two weeks of no Vegas and no explanation? Please explain! I hope it isn’t going to be replaced by some tripe like a “reality ” Show! Uggh!

  2. Shirley Harper says

    I hope that Vegas with Dennis Quaid is not cancelled. It is one of my favorite shows. It has not played now the last two weeks???

  3. Sharon Olson says

    What happened?? Give us back Las Vegas!! Great show and not impressed with Golden Boy. We don’t need more cop shows–I can get those elsewhere. Bring Vegas back or I’m gone. The woos on Golden Boy is uninspiring and the script sucks.

  4. Bill says

    “Vegas” is a good show and is well written. Although the “mob” characters are fictional, they are typical of the real ones who were in LasVegas.
    The show is very entertaining and should be continued.

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  6. billy netterville says

    You people in your network offices using some inaccurate data, supported by goofball “focus” groups, always manage to cancel the best tv shows and leave the junk on. That’s why cable tv shows are killing you. you cancel shows after THREE episodes, network TV is dying and its YOUR fault. VEGAS was one of the most well written, best acted shows on tv, IM done, no more trys, from know on its cable tv series or nothing- leave on Broke Girls or Criminal Minds, which is the exact same show every week, but cancel a blooming gem like Vegas, and to think you guys get a pay check. I could do all your jobs in an hour-everyone I know loves Vegas.

  7. arlene s says

    do no cancel vegas. my last disappointment was when made in jersey was cancelled after 2 shows. too much is crap with lots of commercials.

  8. Theresa,Alexander says

    It should stay on the air. It’s a type of show with alittle bit of something different that makes it great.

  9. Kathleen Daly says

    Please do not cancelVegas. My husband and I really looked forward to tuesday night and watching a quality show together.

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