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. thirtyeyes says

    I will miss Vegas. Am I insane or would this be a great show for HBO? You can add in the sex and violence and it would be awesome.

  2. says

    Vegas was an engaging show whose characters and period scenery came across as genuine. It should’ve been renewed. Maybe CBS will wise up. The only clunker I ever heard on Vegas were references to Chicago organized crime. They don’t call themselves “the Mob,” but “The Outfit.”

  3. says

    This is one great show, please renew, and no more dum ass reality shows. Did CBS ever think of advertising the show once it aired.

  4. cathy says

    This was a refreshing show. different from anything else that has been playing in a long long time. Hate all the reality shows. Advertise it more and let it have another chance.

  5. Glenda says

    I have looked forward to Vegas every week since I saw the first episode. It has been one of the best shows on television. We need more good dramas on TV – not less. I am sick of mundane comedies and reality shows. Please keep some of the quality shows on the air like Vegas.

  6. Cathy says

    Why do you have to cancel a great show. We don’t have a lot of shows that are good enough for family entertainment. Get rid of some of the reality shows. At least renew it for another year!!

  7. Donna Iwanski says

    Vegas is an interesting & entertaining show, I always looked forward to watching it! Renew it! Or perhaps it can be picked up by another network.

  8. Larry and Ramona Alexander says

    PLEASE GIVE IT ANOTHER CHANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    We agree with all the above good comments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!! We LOVE VEGAS!
    The Alexanders

    • Lorraine says

      Please don’t cancel this show this is one of the best shows on TV. We need good shows and this is one.

  9. wm says

    It’s the same with every networks, they don’t really pay attention to their customers. So many programs get cancelled and they are good. wonder who they have telling me the show is not doing well. I know alot of people including myself that love the show Vegas.
    CBS is out of their minds again!!!!!!!!!!
    What i would like to know is who do we contact to let CBS know they made a mistake?
    total morons…………………………………..

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