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. sickandtired says

    I am sick and tired of losing the shows that I love to watch. It has been a while since I really was addicted to a tv show. Vegas was such a great show and I couldn’t wait to watch it. CBS really dropped the ball on this one. Must have been a lot of network politics or something. First it wasn’t on for a long time. I had no idea why it wasn’t on, and when it came back it was moved to Friday nights. This show should have been a super hit. But CBS had to go and screw it up.. I hope some other network has the smarts to pick it up or CBS realizes their mistake and picks it back up.

  2. P.B Brewer says

    Of course they cancelled this show… In it’s time NOT on CBS it was great… BUT the minute the politically correct fools at CBS got a hold of it they promptly tried rewriting history… of course that never works. Even your average twinkie knows that the words “I know my rights” never passed the lips of anyone in the 50’s. What a waste of a deliciously done show with “perfect… nailed it… accuracy in sets, clothes, hair styles, lots of attitudes”. Shows take time to develop… but the jerks who run CBS just didn’t find enough Pointless ugly violence, curse words, ugly autopsies, etc in this show to suit them. They tried adding the 1990’s into a what was a fun show to watch AND of course killed it. CBS executives are like little kids who throw a tantrum cause they don’t get what they want NOW? Oh well… easy enough for me to cross CBS off my list along with their advertisers. Perhaps someone ought to point out that the 18 to 49 demographic is having a financial ***** of a time and maybe they ought to STOP worshiping at that particular alter. AND develop some patience and brain power.

  3. cj says

    WHY is this show cancelled!!!!! Can’t you network guys give a show a little more time to succeed?! Really . My husband and I faithfullyn watch this show every week. It is different from all the other ‘cop’ shows.


    I am about to pull the plug on t.v. because of stupid things the networks are doing. Cancel 2 and a half men, How I met your mother. Give new shows a chance

  4. says

    Great show with great writing. Fantastic actors. I’m so tired of great shows are cancelled, and networks have infomercials’, reality shows and talk shows. no wonder audiences no longer watch network TV.

  5. Kathleen says

    NOOOOOO! One of our favorite new shows!!! I loved everything about it. Loved the new into…so fun we always watch it instead of fast forwarding to the plot.

    How can you be so idiotic?

  6. Anonymous says

    this show is exciting and never boring, should never be cancelled, it is one of the best new dramas, please DONT CANCEL, bring it back!

  7. Mike says

    I can’t believe that this show was not picked up. It is one of the best shows on TV. I think CBS tried to kill this show. Shame on them

  8. John says

    You cancelled a show that was up to the quality of the original CSIs.
    Pretty amazing for a western.
    When you cancel the CSIs that are getting weaker you will only have NCIS.
    Replace them with some more reality crap and I won’t need a broadcast antenna any more.

  9. Mickie says

    Why o why does the networks cancel such good shows? Come one guys, get a grip. Next thing you’ll put out there is another fricken reality show. Vegas IS a good show. Bring it back. Lots of people don’t watch TV on Friday nights but there a lot of us that do! I think it’s a Big Hit and needs to come back next season. Please reconsider!

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