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. Darlene says

    We really enjoyed this show, please don’t cancel it. Dennis Q and Michael C were doing a great job. We are looking forward to future episodes and a continued series. Please.

  2. Edith Bryan says

    I hope they don’t cancel “Vegas.” I had to miss some episodes & am hoping to get the first season on DVD. Whole cast is excellent — the writers are creating interesting story lines and complicated characters. In short, I think it is one of the BEST network tv offerings — comparable to “Mad Men” and “Justified.”

  3. Alison Ibbitson says

    Please do NOT cancel “Vegas”. Dennis Quaid and the rest of the cast are wonderfully entertaining. I look forward to it every week, as does my entire office! It’s our topic of conversation at lunch all week long. Please let us have our show!

  4. says

    I’ve been looking for this series. Well made, interesting. Believable. Where is it. I hope you haven’t cut this show. Best acting I’ve seen in ages. V

  5. clint slinker says

    why do you ask us for our opion when it doesn’t matter. i like vegas. but the tv station CBS will get rid of it just as they did csi miami. they moved it to sunday nights where it did not fair with football and you never knew what time or even if it was going to be showed. then the other series vegas got dropped for no reason.

  6. Paul Snyder says

    Excellent entertainment, good acting, some sembalance of history. It should be continued! Better than the rest of the lineups in prime time!

  7. Colene says

    Please do not cancel this show. It is one of the best new shows to hit tv in many years. I love the characters and the story lines.

  8. Dee says

    Finally a show my husband and I look forward to every Tuesday, but then you put something else in its place. Why – don’t change a good thing. Vegas is good and keep it running – reminds me when we all used to watch a good show every week on a regular channel. Don’t cancel Vegas!!!

  9. says

    Please don’t cancel this show! It is one of the best shows. It has so much talent
    and the story line is so interesting. CBS has some of the best shows.!

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