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. m & d says

    My husband and I love this show!! Look forward to it on Tuesday nites. Sure hope contract is renewed so we can continue watching.

  2. Eef says

    please do not take away this show.
    I look forward to watch Vegas every week, and have been missing it over the last couple of weeks. Please hurry Vegas back…..

  3. says

    With all the trash on tv I was so delighted with Vegas.I LOVE this show and will be very dissapointed if its cancelled.Matter of fact,I look forward to it being on and was wondering where it was for two weeks.Bring it back!!!!! KEEP IT ON..

  4. Carole says

    I love Vegas and refuse to watch anything in its place. Hope it returns. Dennis Quaid is great in it as are the other actors/charactors. Hope it is not too good for TV since there is so little worthwhile to view.

  5. SFC says

    Anytime a TV tries to bring a true police series people get bored because of none of the thrills they see on other shows. I like it because of it’s originality and allowing people to see the background of Sheriff Ralph Lamb. Truth is stranger than fiction

  6. Bunny says

    Please don’t cancel this show. My husband and I really have enjoyed this series.
    Great characters and story line. Lot’s of twists and turns. TV is really missing really good shows like this now days. Not much to watch accept reality shows. How boring. Keep this show going. I hate that you just shoved this new Golden Boy show on us. Will not watch it.
    No thanks.

  7. V says

    The show should be saved. A good show finally comes on that has nothing to do with reality shows or violent cop show. This takes you back to the days at least were people use to respect each other.

  8. says

    This is a great show, can’t help but feel it’s too close to the truth about the early days of las vagas. Must have made the real vegas boss(s), maffia mad. Is this what really happened??? Come on, tell us the real reason it was cancelled. Put it back on the air!

  9. Bobs says

    Are you sure Nick? I keep reading that it is being cancelled which would be a big mistake. The show has not been on the past couple of weeks with Golden Boy on instead. CBS needs to keep Vegas on as it is one of the best.

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