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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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Pam March 18, 2013 at 2:48 pm

My husband and I loved this show. Hope you plan on continuing in near future. Golden Boys-not so much. It is the same as so many other shows. Vegas was something to really look forward to.

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Brenda L. March 18, 2013 at 2:08 pm

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DON’T CANCEL THIS SHOW. My husband and I love this show, and we look forward to it every single week. We have been a little bummed that it hasn’t been on for the last few weeks and we didn’t know what happened or if it had gotten cancelled. I am soooo sick of stupid reality tv. This show is great, and keeps you coming back for more. All of the actors are awesome and we would love it to go on and on and on etc.

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Bruce March 18, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Vegas is a great period piece show with an outstanding cast of characters! Golden Boy is just another New York City based cop show. Send it to Friday!

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SJ Thorpe March 18, 2013 at 11:48 am

Please don’t cancel Vegas. Good show, Golden Boy, not so much. No interest there .

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carolyn curtis March 18, 2013 at 8:40 am

Please do not cancel. I only watch two shows every week VEGAS & ELEMENTARY the rest are reruns.

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Jim Lee March 17, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Vegas is a great show. One of the better on CBS. DO NOT CANCEL!!! Take the stupid show Golden Boy off!!!

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anonymous March 17, 2013 at 8:56 pm

vegas is a good show,I would like to see more of it.

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joanne March 17, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Love the 70’s look of Vegas and the change of pace from the nitty-gritty NY style cop shows. Desert and casino backdrop a nice departure from mean city street scenes. Have missed not seeing it. Keep it going for it’s loyal following.

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littleman fro montana March 17, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Vegas is great!! do not cancel Vegas!! Cancel golden boy which sucks.

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john March 17, 2013 at 4:59 pm

do not cancel vegas it’s a good look at the past with top rated actors [chiklis,quaid etc]

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Sandra March 17, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Don’t cancel this series….cancel the darn reality shows like khardashens leave good tv alone. Vegas is great

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Jim March 17, 2013 at 3:54 pm

vegas must stay! Ralph Lamb was the greatest Sheriff we ever had in Las Vegas. This show tells why.

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Kathy March 17, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Should be renewed. This show was something to look forward to. Golden Boy – not so much!!

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Dave March 17, 2013 at 1:18 pm

What is the story with NBC? Over the last few years, there have been a number of shows that my wife and I both liked, but they went the way of the DODO! I read that 11 million people watched Vegas, but it was from the wrong demographic sectore; so what! Keep this show on!

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cindy March 17, 2013 at 12:56 pm

I loved vegas I like the plot the old cars and the way women looked back then I hope
there is a season finale have not watched golden boy there are too many shows like that on tv

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