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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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Donna March 19, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Really enjoyed Vegas, I agree with viewers, CBS don’t disappoint us!
Want to see Vegas Live!!!!

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Anonymous March 19, 2013 at 7:49 pm

Do not cancel Vegas the show is worth watching please renew .

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Pam March 19, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Really like Vegas…prefer it back after NCIS:LA, but I will watch it any time! Golden Boy is OK, but Vegas has a special quality of writing and cinematography. Please don’t cancel it!

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Edward Duke March 19, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Golden Boy SUCKS, Keep Vegas (no brainer)

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Rose March 19, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Please don’t cancel Vegas .if you do I will not watch CBS any longer.

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Roger Williams March 19, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Really like both Vegas and Golden Boy but would prefer Vegas in that time slot.

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Mona March 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm

I have NEVER written to any network in favor of any show, but I feel so attached to this show that I feel I must beg you not to cancel it!!! Many of my friends feel the same way>

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kathleen burke March 19, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Kathleen burke

Vegas is good show. Should be renewed.

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Chuck March 19, 2013 at 3:55 pm

I agree with ‘Robert’, 3-12-13, 9:29 p.m. – “Don’t cancel Vegas ! Cancel Golden Boy – it’s worthless.” Bring back Vegas!!!

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Anonymous March 19, 2013 at 3:51 pm

My family really likes Vegas and certainly wants it to continue. Love the actors and the story lines—please don’t cancel it

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Anna March 19, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Love the show “Vegas” please bring it back. I’m so tired of finding a good show only to have it cancelled. Don’t act like ABC and pull show to soon, give them a chance. Moving shows around to different time slots doesn’t help either.

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Ginny March 19, 2013 at 2:15 pm

NO! DO NOT CANCEL THIS SHOW!!! lOVE IT!

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Jean Gibson March 19, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Please do not cancel this show. One of my favorites!! There are not many good shows on TV anymore and this was one of the good ones!!!!!

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mort March 19, 2013 at 10:01 am

Vegas is a good show we all enjoy it. Golden Boy as far as we are concerned is not a good show, leave vegas on the air take Golden boy off.

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Anonymous March 19, 2013 at 6:54 am

I enjoy the Vegas TV show, if they cancel it I will no longer watch CBS in this timeslot.

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Daniel March 19, 2013 at 4:30 am

As a police officer, I find the show Vegas a real treat to watch. Crime solving in the 60′s seems a lot more fun than what we must put up with today. Bad guys mostly get caught and the good guys get the girl… Bring Vegas Back… Please!

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