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.

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. says

    Why would they even think of cancelling Vegas. Vegas is one of the best shows I have ever seen on prime time t.v. That is saying alot because I am 62 years old and have seen a lot of shows come and go. I also couldnt believe 666 park ave, was cancelled as was John from Cincinatti another creative endeavor.

  2. says

    My wife & I enjoy Vegas. Neither one of us watch Golden Boy. I’ve tried to watch Golden Boy but, the main character comes across as a smart ass punk. Bring Vegas back!!!!

  3. Speedle says

    CBS has few enough good series. I assume the network is not dumb enough to cancel one of the few it has that attracts viewers who can watch an entire episode without losing interest in 15 minutes.

  4. says

    Vegas is one of the best shows on TV in a long time. It’s finally one that can grab fans of modern western, Las Vegas history and “who done it”. Dennis Quaid and his troupe are some of the best actors on TV. I tried watching Vegas’ replacement and was not intrigued at all with any of it. I read on one website that Vegas appeals to older people. What difference does that make if the show is one of the highest rated? Networks better not discount us seniors or you may be cancelling a lot of shows due to poor ratings!

  5. Bob Lundin says

    Finally there is a network show that you do not need adrool bib to watch! Give it more time and do not keep calling it an old people show.

  6. Michael Denenberg says

    Vegas is a very interesting show. We need to convince CBS not to drop this show. Also bluebloods which is a very good show/

  7. Vegas Fans says

    CBS–PLEASE keep Vegas on. Excellent story, characters & actors–with something for all audiences–police drama based on real-life ( a true “Reality show), an historical component, western/”cowboy” genre, (clean) romance & relationships sub-stories. It even contains humor! What a great mix…

    Please don’t punish your fans by cancelling a great show–don’t do what another network did to its audience when cancelling “Life on Mars”.

    Give it a chance–at least another season. VIEWERS ARE RUNNING OUT OF DECENT MAJOR TV NETWORK SHOWS TO WATCH! Thank goodness there are lots of other networks out there now, than just the major ones–will probably be watching one of them if Vegas is cancelled.

  8. leslie says

    Love the show Vegas , I would be very dissapointed if t was canceled. It is the only show that my husband and myself really look forward to. It has all the guy stuff and romance and fashion for me.Please dont cancel Vegas!!

  9. CONNIE says

    WE REALLY HOPE VEGAS HAS NOT BEEN CANCELLED. IT WAS SO REAL. THE SHOW WHICH HAS TAKEN THE SLOT FOR THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS IS AWFUL. WE NOW TURN OFF THE TV SOONER ON TUESDAYS.

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