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. CLAY says

    Please dont cancel!! Best show on TV!! Very enjoyable not to have all the technology (cell phones,computers,dna,etc.) Just good old fashion TV.

  2. Minnie May says

    CBS: Please do not cancel Vegas – great show. You wonder why folks go to cable? It’s because nothing is given a chance these days. Terrific cast and a good hour of entertainment. Different. If I want reality crap I’ll buy a second newspaper.

  3. brandy says

    Keep the show. It’s great. Love it. When is it coming back on???? That Golden Boy show is not that good. Don’t even watch it. The network better be careful when they put in pilot replacements. People get ticked off when they can’t watch their show. BRING VEGAS BACK ON NOW!!!!

  4. Joe Senesac says

    I really love the history of this era. Vegas is captivating and as many have said before me, “it’s the bestly show on and the only one i actually look forward to seeing” Removing it from the network when the show has just developed the characters would be wrong in so many ways. I look forward to a long run. Hopefully the rest of the reality show watching public return to watching real tv, a good story and maybe they will actually learn a thing a two.

  5. says

    Don’t cancel Vegas. We can’t wait to watch each wk. Do not like Golden Boy that’s in the time slot. Will watch other shows instead.

  6. Rich Miles says

    I miss the show. Will not watch the replacement. IThankfully, I can switch channels to FX and watch “Justified”.

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  8. says

    I really like this show> To finally have a show that doesn’t concentrate on carving up dead bodies, please do not cancel. Have a little sense. The thing you have on now is awful

  9. Mark says

    PLEASE don’t cancel the show. Its interesting whatching how Vegas came such a town. All these stupid reallity shows everyone is putting is so full of crap. Come on do something right for once keep the show going.

  10. John Glaize says

    My wife and I love the show. Really love the characters and the interaction between the sheriff and the casino manager. This is so much better than so many other shows now on
    network TV. Don’t cancel it.

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