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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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Barbara March 19, 2013 at 12:19 am

Vegas is one of the best shows on TV. It should not be cancelled.

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Susan March 18, 2013 at 11:27 pm

VEGAS is the one show my husband and I watch together! We usually record it and watch it later in the week. We will be very disappointed if VEGAS is cancelled!!

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Rhonda March 18, 2013 at 9:39 pm

I love show Vegas …PLEASE DON’T CANCEL! !!

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Tams March 18, 2013 at 8:44 pm

I just saw where Vegas is going to be moving to Friday nights starting April 5th. I believe it should be left on tuesday nights. If moved bet it will be canceled since so many are out on Friday nights. Please leave Vegas on Tuesday nights and please do not cancel this show. Great show!!

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Faye Hamilton March 18, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Vegas is one of the best shows on TV. It has a great cast and the 60″s time frame. It is different and that is what makes it so good.

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Linda Best March 18, 2013 at 8:10 pm

I LOVE the show! I agreee with PLEASE PLEASE don’t cancel. It actually has a story.
I’m getting tired of the good shows being cancelled or shortened to a few episodes and then rerun to death.

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Melissa March 18, 2013 at 7:44 pm

I love Vegas!!!!! Don’t cancel one of the few really good shows on TV. So sick of stupid reality shows. Keep a good show for a change.

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Sue March 18, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Please do not cancel Vegas! It such an enjoyable show to watch. So interesting to look back at the time that Las Vegas was just beginning to be the city it now is. So much better than the replacement Golden Boy which is merely so-so.

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Henton March 18, 2013 at 6:31 pm

I agree…….keep Vegas on! The viewing public doesn’t need another New York cop show or worse, any more mind numbing “reality” shows. We want entertainment….not another reason to cry or get angry.

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Sharon March 18, 2013 at 4:50 pm

I didn’t expect to like Vegas, but I recorded several episodes and when I watched them, found out I wouldn’t want to miss it. Keep it, please.

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Heidi March 18, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Please continue Vegas. It is one of my Family’s favorite shows. It is so rare nowadays to get quality shows versus reality shows or just trash. Please invest in a show that is loved by so many people. Lots of the old shows took some time to get a full blown following. Vegas has the potential of a following like Hawaii Five-0 or Dallas.

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Someone in Virginia March 18, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Please don’t cancel this show. It is great entertainment. We have enough police/detective shows to view. Golden Boy is interesting it gets a little boring because the plot is pretty predictable. DO NOT CANCEL VEGAS!!!!

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Denise March 18, 2013 at 3:49 pm

I love Vegas!

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Carol-Anne March 18, 2013 at 3:25 pm

We enjoy this program. Please renew for another season. You invest in the series and We believe that you should give a season at the very least a second season to completely develop plot and characters.

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peggy March 18, 2013 at 3:04 pm

love this show hope it comes back

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