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. says

    This show never had a chance and it’s all CBS’s fault. They moved it around and didn’t show it for weeks. How do you expect people who want to watch it to do so when they can’t find it or it isn’t on. I watched every episode but work hard to do so. CBS needs to be cancelled and new people brought in to run it that have some idea of what the viewers want instead of some special interest group or big advertiser telling them how to do things. We watch the shows and buy the products and services. We put the money in the advertisers hands. Remember that it’s our choice not theirs. I will think twice from now on before I even watch CBS after this screw up. Are you happy now CBS? You just lost another household because of your stupid decisions.

  2. Ken says

    Vegas was one of the more intelligent, true-to-life shows on the tube. To cancel it to get one more moronic laugh track show for the mindless seems to be right up CBSs alley. They do it all the time. Perhaps they’ll be smart enough to renew it as a mid-season replacement for some of their inane garbage shows that shouldn’t make it. Meanwhile, where’s the TV listings so that I can see what’s being offered by the other networks.

  3. Shirley Robinson says

    Please renew Vegas, this is a great show. My husband & I look forward to watching it every week!!!

  4. Vegas Fans says

    TO the Producers of Vegas: PLEASE consider promoting & moving Vegas to another network if CBS will not renew.

    TO TV Series Finale: Please provide an online petition to CBS for the fans to sign.

    Vegas is a rare, excellent show with a loyal audience.

    Thank you.

  5. Lou Ann Gray says

    My husband and I really looked forward to and enjoyed the show Vegas. We would watch Michael Chiklis and Dennis Quaid in anything. I sure wish CBS would give the show another chance.

  6. J.G. Lambert says

    Vegas, is a very entertaining show, that should stay on the Air. I love the Nostalgia of days gone by, I prefer a good quality show, that I look forward to watching every week than a Reality show, only demonstrate the “Ugly Americans”. Vegas is entertaining, good scripts, great acting. A great cast, the show has many story lines possibilities. It brings the humanities of early Vegas, and the beginning of Vegas history to life. It is very interesting, it reminds me of some the early Gangster Movies, of the 1950’s. The show is fun and entertaining, something I look forward to every week. I think the reason this show has not really caught on yet, because a lot of pre empting by sporting events, and then the show being moved to Friday. When you interrupt the flow from week to week, people either going to other shows, and get sidetrack because they think that show had been cancelled or lost in the shuffle. Keep the show on, and steady, and it will be a success like NCIS has been.

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