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. Pcskigirl2 says

    It is such a great show, one that you can enjoy and does reflect the beginning of Vegas as it was in the good old days…Please don’t cancel it….get rid of most of the rediculous reality shows,,boring….

  2. Michael Deer says

    I enjoy this show very much. I have all of the episodes on DVR. The cast really complimets each other. Great story line. Please do not cancel this show. You actually have a great line up on Tuesday night. Don’t mess with it!!

  3. swtbabyjames says

    makes sense to cancel Vegas ! After all it is just a great show great actors and scripts adults can undestand. But tv is not aimed at adults, it is aimed at the mindless who think all this Kardashian reality Jersey shores housewives survior great race crap is real

  4. karen wilson says

    PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL “VEGAS”. Finally a good entertaining program that my 15 & 20 year old sons love and will sit and watch with Mom & Dad!!! My kids are so intrigued by the way things look, cars, clothes, furniture. They are getting a real look at how things were when Mom was a girl. They love the story lines, they love Ralph and his practical look at life good or bad. Its fun trying to figure things out without a major crime lab to do it for you. Things are done the old fashion way. I don’t want my Tuesday line up changed. But I can tell you the preview for this “Golden Boy replacing Vegas next week is not appealing and I will not be watching it. It seems like every time a good show gets on TV demographics take it right back off, Yet shows like “How I Met Your Mother” continue to poison TV. Does the over 50 crowd have a say about anything??????????
    KEEP VEGAS ON TV!!!!!!!!!! thank you

  5. steve dorezas says

    Great show. Good story line, good acting, good re-enactment of early Vegas. Finally a TV show’s characters with good AND not so good sides. They sometimes make mistakes in judgement and can’t always “leap buildings with a single bound”.

  6. Kathy says

    I would love to see Vegas continue for many years, but last night’s episode appeared to be wrapping things up rather than ending with a cliffhanger as is often done in the season finale of a show. Also, another series will be shown in it’s timeslot for the time being. These are not good signs that the series will be coming back.

  7. Don Pendleton says

    Vegas is one of the best acted dramas on network television. One of only a few serious mature television shows on the air. Please do not cancel this show.

  8. robert ayres says

    Do not cancel. Finally a good honest tv series that reflects old nevada. Thanks for giving us a good program to watch, without fast forwarding thru the boring over sexed scenes.

  9. carol obrien says

    the best three shows on tv is on tuesday nite vegas is one good show a lot like nypd b ut on the criminal side please dont take this aw3ay

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