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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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David Edney April 29, 2013 at 2:04 pm

OMG, PLEASE leave the show Vegas alone. It’s by far ome of the VERY BEST shows on TV these days. The production values are out of this world, much better than even CSI! It’s very hard to pick an outstanding character in this, they are ALL fantastic in their roles, but I have been a Chiklis fan for many years, and I’m very grateful that he is working on a GREAT show!
Definitely let VEGAS roll, please. The stories are good and the writing perfect!
How can you NOT love Sheriff Lamb???

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Vegas Fans April 29, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Latest VEGAS ratings have improved (+) 50% change (Refer to “TV Series Finale” article of 4/27)

KEEP VEGAS ON TV!!!

Episode 01-19: Friday, 04/26/13.
1.0 in the demo (+50% change) with 7.36 million
(These are fast affiliate numbers and will be updated to reflect the national ratings when they are available)

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DeeDee April 29, 2013 at 11:18 am

Please DON’T CANCEL VEGAS! We look forward to this each week…it’s refreshing to view a series that is not the same old ‘died in the wool’ program. Please KEEP IT!

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boofina April 29, 2013 at 9:49 am

not sure about this black/white romance. in the 1960’s ?

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LaVonne April 29, 2013 at 3:25 am

Please Please Please bring back Vegas next season. It is a wonderful show.

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lauren oliver April 29, 2013 at 12:16 am

Please renew!

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Marian Parker April 28, 2013 at 7:50 pm

What is CBS thinking? Vegas is one of the best tv shows. I can’t believe they would even consider canceling. It is a great show, and everyone I have takes to loves it and all the character. I am so sick of the stations that cancel when ever they feel like it.

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Marianne & bob April 28, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Renew

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Marianne & bob April 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm

We love it and we heard they are coming back on May 3rd but we are concerned that its being cancelled. We want to find out how we can watch the missing episodes from when she first found out that the sherriffs brother killed her father. The next time we watched an episode they had split and were just working together on a case. We also want to know if they are continuing the series and when it will be on again after the 2 May episodes air. Thank you kindly

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Lou April 28, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Keep Vegas on! By far one of the best shows onTV. Would not even think of missing a show. One can not get tired of good writing, acting and story line.

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Cynthia April 28, 2013 at 3:23 am

Renew!!!!! Love this show!!

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debbie smith April 28, 2013 at 3:20 am

Please please please do NOT cancel I love this show….my son and I watch it every week.

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papajoel April 28, 2013 at 1:02 am

RENEW RENEW RENEW!!!!!!!!!!!! I TRULY LOVE WATCHING VEGAS ABOUT THE SHERIFF LAMBS ERA. GREAT PERIOD SHOW, WITH GREAT ACTORS.

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Paula April 27, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Please don’t cancel, there are so few good story line shows. We love this!

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Tommy Middleton April 27, 2013 at 11:23 pm

Renew! We wait for the next episode each week

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