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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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Salli Wilson March 12, 2013 at 9:01 pm

My husband and I absolutely love this show. It is fresh, exciting and we feel pretty much realistic. We have felt a big void in our lives since it has not been on in 3 weeks. Please bring it back !!!

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peg March 12, 2013 at 8:54 pm

are you kidding….this show had such good plots, great 1960’s time frame, dennis quaid and all the characters were fabulous, and you pull it for another lame cop show “golden boy.” what’s with that? when you start putting other shows in an established first year show with good ratings, you’ve killed it’s chance of viewership or renewal. much like kiefer sutherlands Touch. amazing, leave on terrible shows and kill the good, innovative ones.

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maureen March 12, 2013 at 8:52 pm

why can’t we leave the really GOOD SHOWS ON LIKE VEGAS””””””. why fool around with a show likw the golden boy with very poor storyline and actors…

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nmauree March 12, 2013 at 8:48 pm

please do not cancel vegas… the golden boy shoulf be on friday nites at 9pm

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Melody March 12, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Don’t be stupid. This is a great show. You need to keep it and get rid of all the reality shows.

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Gail March 12, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Best thing on TV since the Dallas/Dynasty days!!! Keep this show!!!

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susan &12 family members March 12, 2013 at 8:22 pm

please leave it on we all love it as do our neighbors

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Corinne March 12, 2013 at 8:15 pm

I LOVE this show!!!! Everyone in my area and at work does too!! It is refreshing and different set in the 60’s. Can’t wait for the next show each week!!!
It is so nice to see something other than reality shows with stupid people airiing their dirty laundry and acting like idiots for the world to see. I really like the subtle parts of the romantic scenes that does not show everything like todays shows. This one leaves your imagination to fill in the rest and that is rare these Days.

I really think the actors do an awesome job and the Directors and Producers really add all the extras that make it interesting like the old cars and the wardrobes.

It would be such a loss to not renew this show!! It is now my #1 favorite.

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Kirk March 12, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Vegas should NOT be cancelled. I don’t know why they put a dud like Golden Boy on but,
if it has to be on pre-empt another show. My family and I looked forward to seeing Vegas
every Tuesday.

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TB March 12, 2013 at 6:58 pm

I love the show and waiting anxiously for its return. Golden Boy, not so much!

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Jerrie L Dexter March 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Please leave this show on!! It is different from all the police or crime shows as ir has great Characters and ver4y good acting,. Please, please give us something besides blood and gore!

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Cecelia March 12, 2013 at 4:37 pm

The show great, don’t be stupid and put some more crap reality shows on. We really enjoy this. NO, DONT CANCEL IT.

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C.J. March 12, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Please don’t cancel this show! It is one of the few shows that we actually enjoy! We only watch CBS and I’d hate to not have ANY shows to watch.

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john March 12, 2013 at 4:25 pm

really dont cancel VEGAS, u got a winner there along with Golden Boy.

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Anonymous March 13, 2013 at 1:24 am

Please don’t cancel. It’s great to see happenings in the 60’s and the way people handled situations. We do not need any more blood and guts nor reality shows. This one is unique and deserves some time.

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Jesse Crane March 12, 2013 at 11:58 am

Please keep this show! Golden Boy is a bust, I will not watch it. After CBS has cancelled many good shows. Please keep this one, it is one of the best!

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Darlene March 11, 2013 at 10:31 pm

No, please do not cancel it.

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Jean March 12, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Please do not cancel this series. I have waited too long to have a Western Based show on. The filming and costumes bring back many memories. Give it a chance. You have a great cast! Keep it on please.

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