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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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Deborah May 11, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Vegas is one of the best shows on TV.
The actors Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jason O’Mara, and Taylor Handley are golden !
Why do they always want to cancel the good ones.
I vote to keep Vegas!

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Scott May 11, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Vegas is an awesome show, To cancel it is ridiculas. You have a good thing CBS go with it. Cancel one of the lame reality tv shows

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JULIE May 11, 2013 at 12:10 pm

LOVED THE SHOW , HEARTBROKEN THAT THEY CANCELED IT , SHAME ON CBS !!

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Al May 11, 2013 at 12:07 pm

This is a GREAT show. What idiot(s) made the decision to cancel?
RENEW

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Bill May 11, 2013 at 12:01 pm

CBS practically cancelled it earlier in the season when they did not show it for weeks and them moved it to another time slot. They screwed up. This is one of the most clear cut dramas on TV with believable casting and clear story lines, not to mention the great period sets. It is a shame to waste this kind of planning/execution.

CBS, as an entertainment entity has gone down many points for this move. The show should be renewed.

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Jerry T May 11, 2013 at 12:01 pm

One of the few shows I make a point of watching every week. I lived in Vegas during the 70s and think it is a hoot to see all of the “mistakes” in the show (the Stardust Hotel was NOT near the Golden Nugget), but it brings back the “old” Vegas…not the Corporate-run mega-resort city it has become. And yes Virginia, there is a street in Las Vegas named Lamb Boulvard.

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Joe Regan May 11, 2013 at 11:59 am

Great show, great cast. Look forward to it every week. Should be renewed.

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FRED BERG May 11, 2013 at 11:51 am

I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW A GOOD SHOW LIKE VEGAS GETS THE SHAFT, YET STUPID REALITY SHOWS AND DUMB COMEDIES KEEP GETTING RENEWD.
CONSISTENTLY GOOD ACTING AND PLOT LINES. WHAT WAS IT? OLDER VIEWERS CAN’T HAVE AN INTELLIGENT SHOW? WHY DROP THIS AND KEEP CSI WICH IS WELL PAST IT’S PRIME. NOT TO MENTION KEEPING THREE AND A HALF MEN ON THE AIR.

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Bobbi May 11, 2013 at 11:45 am

One of the better shows. Again, the younger generation has a greater voice, than the over 40 generation. CBS – cancel the cancellation and renew the contract!!!

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larry May 11, 2013 at 11:35 am

renew show

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Joe Bowers May 11, 2013 at 11:26 am

Cancelling this show is a BIG MISTAKE for CBS. It’s like a breath of fresh air compared to all the detective or “comedy” shows they carry. Guess ABC and CBS will get more of our viewing time.

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Wayne Turnupseed May 11, 2013 at 11:24 am

Seldom do characters jell as the ones on Vegas, it would be sad to see it go.

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Jacqueline Bower May 11, 2013 at 11:11 am

This is ridiculous. It has more viewers than half the shows on TV but because a majority are over 40, they don’t count in the ratings. I have news for you…older people are most likely the only ones actually watching the commercials, not your “target demographic.” I don’t understand how a show that has 12 million + viewers gets cancelled over a show that has less than half that (Modern Family for example). It’s a great show with great actors and characters. BRING IT BACK!!!

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Pat May 11, 2013 at 10:31 am

One of the few shows I watch on TV and I think it is terrible they are canceling it!

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larry May 11, 2013 at 10:19 am

how in the world can you cancel Vegas and keep all of the trash that’s on CBS? Wake up…..

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