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. DH Zielinski says

    I would really like to see this one stay on for another season. It’s about time that networks put out shows that basically appeal to the older audiences. They believe that catering to the younger set means big dollars for their sponsors, but they forget that the largest viewing audience is the age range from 45 – 60. Thast’s were the real money is , and this show appeals to that demographic. So CBS if you are listening ( or reading), Please renew Vegas.

  2. Bobs says

    Vegas is one of the better shows on tv these days. Certainly hope the ones that make the decisions will also see that and bring the show back for at least another season.

  3. TDB says

    The show has really gotten much better the past couple of episodes. I think it is a keeper for sure!!!

  4. Barbara Salini Zeiss says

    Really like this show the move to Friday right before Blue Bloods might just be the saving grace .. Saturday except for 48 hours there is nothing much on….sure would hate to see it go….

  5. Kathy says

    Keep Vegas. This show is great and the acting is even better. We have watched every episode and love that they have remained faithful to old Las Vegas. We lived there for a few years and if not for the Clark County Museum on Old Boulder Highway that has preserved a home for every decade with the appropriate d├ęcor, etc. (Really, everyone should visit it) no one would be aware of what it looked like. View to see photos of what Las Vegas looked like. This show has done it’s research. I worked with people who lived there in the 50’s and 60’s. This is old Vegas. Good shows with excellent writing are few and far between.

  6. connie says

    Please, Please, Please, Do not cancel Vegas. My Mother and I Love this show.I don’t care what night it comes on. It’s great!!!

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