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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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Sylvia S. Morgan May 5, 2013 at 5:29 pm

I have thoroughly enjoyed the show and hope very much that it continues.
There are so few shows now that a decent person can watch without suffering through the language. Mostly, we have to just give up on them, they get so bad. All of the cast on Vegas are good and we thought channel 11 had another winner. In fact, we watch very few other channels. Please keep this one.

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Anne May 5, 2013 at 3:36 pm

We definately want Vegas to be renewed. Its fast paced, great acting, good story line AND we can related to all things 50’s and60’s – the clothes, attitudes, morality, etc. Finally a show that appeals to my generation. I refuse to watch “reality shows” – so sick of the nonsense. CBS, listen to your viewers.

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Melanie May 5, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Love this show!! My favorite! Please do not cancel!!

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John May 5, 2013 at 10:39 am

Vegas is 1 of the better shows on TV right now. It ranks right up there with NCIS, NCIS LA, Hawaii Five O etc. This show should be given a renewal for at least 1 more year

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Sandi J. May 5, 2013 at 5:21 am

We love this show!!! It has a great cast and thought it was a perfect for Tuesday nights after NCIS LA. CBS stopped showing for awhile and then up and moved it to Friday nights. Golden Boy is an OK show but Tuesday night on CBS has too much cop and detective shows. Put Golden Boy some place else and bring Vegas BACK to Tuesday nights!!!!! Quit looking at the younger generation…we watch the GOOD shows and have the $$$$$’s to buy the DVD’s. Please do not cancel!!!!

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Rose May 4, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Love this show. Hope it is not cancelled. Was little slow when it first started but can’t wait for each week.

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Rachel May 4, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Love Vegas!!! The acting is phenomenal! I really hope Vegas is not cancelled. My husband and I are in our 50s, granted, and not your 20 somethings, but give us a break. This is one of the best shows that really holds our interest. Keep up the good work and work harder for another great year…give it another chance. For cryin out loud, you have given Two and a Half Men too many chances. Just sayin.

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don May 4, 2013 at 7:45 pm

please don’t cancel. One of my favorite shows.

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paulette May 4, 2013 at 6:24 pm

We love Vegas and it gets better, love all the characters, good and bad, it’s our favorite suspense show on TV

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Barbra May 4, 2013 at 6:01 pm

I cannot believe that there is even consideration that VEGAS might be cancelled. After all the inane comedies, forensics series, lawyers…Please let this individual, thoroughly enjoyable and looked-forward-to-each-week series remain on tv. Come on, guys!

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Anonymous May 4, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Please don’t cancel this show. It is one of our favourites

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Amy May 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Love this show. Whole family watches together even teens.

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Frank May 4, 2013 at 2:21 pm

We feel the older generation has little to say regarding TV choice of programs,we truly enjoy “Vegas” as it is actual history and happenings there, one of our faorite places to visit. PLEASE RENEW PROGRAM. Thank you.

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Lauri May 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm

I agree with Linda. I definitely want Vegas to be renewed. I never miss an episode.

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Linda May 4, 2013 at 11:50 am

We definitely want Vegas to be renewed. The only negative comment I have seen is that it does not appeal to twenty year olds. T.V needs to remember that older viewers also have buying power that we use for ourselves and younger members of our families. This obsession with just younger viewers is not cost effective because young people don’t watch t.v. in real time. Therefore commercials don’t always reach them. We are usually home on Friday night to view t.v. and the commercials which are the major source of revenue for the major networks like CAN.

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Dave S. May 4, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Excellent point Linda! Let’s hope the execs at CBS listen.

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