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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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Vegas fan March 30, 2013 at 4:02 pm

It wouldn’t suprise me if the idiots at CBS canceled this show. All they know is how to parrot all of the typical law and order shows of the past 20 years.

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rob March 30, 2013 at 2:13 pm

the TV show Vegas is a winner please go for season 2

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Peachie Dahl March 30, 2013 at 11:35 am

I love this show and hope they do not cancel. I grew up in the time of Ralph Lamb and love the whole cast on this show.

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Bessie March 29, 2013 at 6:53 pm

My husband and I really enjoy this show, we hope it will not be cancelled. We love shows that evoke an earlier era, and the acting is great.

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Doug March 29, 2013 at 1:50 pm

One of the best shows. I watch on hulu which seems it is not there anymore. It may be because season one has ended. Truly one of the best shows due to the performance of Dennis Quade and Michael Chiklis. There is almost a love hate relationship between these two. It seems to me Michael character would like to be a honest and upright but has been in the mob to long to get out.

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Pat A. March 28, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Thoroughly enjoy this program, would very much like to see it renewed.

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Chris March 29, 2013 at 8:04 pm

I like this program and Dennis Quad. Would hate to see it taken off the air.

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Deb March 28, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Love it – Golden Boy needs to go – not good at all – switch channels when it comes on.
Vegas needs to stay on the air!!

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Ink Ka Dink March 27, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Please dont cancell Vegas. FINALLY THERE IS A DESCENT SHOW ON TV. WHY EVEN TALK ABOUT CANCELLING THIS SHOW MAKES NO SENCE!

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Sue Decker March 27, 2013 at 3:34 pm

we love the show and r in hopes it will not be canceled

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MILISSA March 28, 2013 at 3:17 am

LOVE THE SHOW. KEEP IT ON

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Sandy Thompson March 27, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Great show – keep it going!

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Anonymous March 28, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Like Dennis quad and Michael very much in Vegas.
do not cancel it.

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Anonymous March 27, 2013 at 1:12 pm

duh, KEEP, renew for 10 years,

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David March 27, 2013 at 11:10 am

Like many others, I enjoy the show. I have NOT watched the replacement show after the first viewing. Give Vegas the opportunity to succeed.

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Judy Whaley March 27, 2013 at 9:54 am

LOV E THE SHOW!! PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL.

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Anonymous March 27, 2013 at 3:20 am

Good show enjoy the nostalgia cars and wardrobe
Appreciate the banter among cast members

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R Wangerin March 27, 2013 at 1:54 am

We love Vegas. They have done an excellent job of creating a strong cast and setting it during a special period of time. Since it is based on a true story it makes it even better.

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