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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.

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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.
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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

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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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Debbie Johnson March 6, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Please don’t cancel Vegas. We love this show. The characters are great especially Dennis Quaid and Michal Chicklis. Storylines are good and I love this era. We are actually excited to be watching a television show with no nudity and constent language. We watch it every week, never miss it. So, please renew this show!!!!

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Georgia March 6, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Please don’t cancel. We watched it every Tue. night.

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Ken March 6, 2013 at 6:06 pm

I hope CBS doesn’t cancel Vegas…… very little on the tube that I’ll stay up for these days and VEGAS is one of them………Don’t go by skewed ratings info….. keep VEGAS on

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Berry March 6, 2013 at 4:10 pm

We want vegas

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jay hartman March 6, 2013 at 4:09 pm

hi please do not cancel this t v serials the best show on television in a long time

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Fred March 6, 2013 at 3:59 pm

I only watch about 6 tv shows and Vegas is great. Watched Golden Boy one time, won’t be watching again, same old ideas – boring. Bring Vegas back or sell to one of the other channels so we can keep seeing it.

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Mike Murdock March 6, 2013 at 3:21 pm

I was starting to enjoy the show. Good cast.

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Uncle Jack March 6, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Vegas is one of the really good shows left on TV and I see absolutly no reason to cancel it, if there are plans about to do so. Love the show and I record all the episodes so that I won’t miss any of them. Keep it coming. It’s a really good show and I look forward to it every week.

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terry March 6, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Vegas is one of the best shows! Beats the premium channels by far. Bring it back! These type of shows are engrossing, entertaining and addictive. Whoever does your programming doesn’t have a clue. Golden Boy????? No way.

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Paul March 6, 2013 at 11:21 am

My wife and I really enjoy this throw-back drama series. Great cast of characters. We watch faithfully.

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Joe Bryant March 6, 2013 at 11:16 am

Vegas is one of the best Tv series there is. faithfully watch every week. Would be a great disappointment if cancelled.

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smitty March 6, 2013 at 10:34 am

Great show, one of the better shows on network tv.

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mary ann king March 6, 2013 at 8:37 am

don’t cancel vegas..the one you have on now from 1 to 10 its a 1 real bad..nothing like vegas show..

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laura b March 6, 2013 at 2:17 am

WTF? Tuesday nights on cbs was my fave. Vegas being the best for last. Where the heck did it go? Golden Boy???

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Nick Fagerness March 6, 2013 at 2:07 am

I don’t know what you people are reading but Vegas is not cancelled its not even in danger of being cancelled just because the show is on this site doesn’t mean it’s being or at risk of being cancelled

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Joseph Jeanette March 6, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Next to NCIS I enjoy Vegas, keep it going

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