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

    Please do not cancel. Great cast and story! We look forward to watching every week–even reruns are better than reality shows that manage to stay on.

  2. Ray Richter says

    Why in the world would anyone without warning end a well liked tv show. I dont know if I can or want to watch anymore of CBS shows for fear of them being cancelled.
    what a bunch of idiots

    • Slade Cutter says

      Why in the world would anyone without warning end a well liked tv show. I dont know if I can or want to watch anymore of CBS shows for fear of them being cancelled.

      When are you going to CX NCIS, next week

      no wonder Discovery , Smithsonian and the history channel are your comp

      There are now 3 shows i watch on CBS. 60 min, NCIS, & NCIS LA

  3. Linda K says

    Please do not cancel Vegas. This is one of the best shows on TV today. The “replacement” show for Vegas looks stupid and no one I know will be watching it. PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL VEGAS!

  4. larry M says

    We are losing track of our history faster and faster than ever. At least lets hold on to some nostalgia. Las Vegas is nostalgic and still fresh @ least let’s keep on watching a little timeless entertainment….btw, dennis quaid and his brothers and all the classy women bring some true handsomeness & beauty to tv

  5. Larry D says

    Seems like every time a good show is put on the air, some knuckle-head cancels it to air something really stupid. Golden Boy? get real! I don’t even buy the premise. Somebody must owe somebody a BIG favor. You know how I know when a show is good? It starts and the next thing you know you look at the clock and there’s only five or ten minutes left. You wonder what happened to the time, and you think , “Man it’s almost over”? THAT’S A GOOD SHOW!

  6. Pamela Lindblad says

    Our family really likes and enjoys Vegas. It is a good show and should not be cancelled. The characters are different and interesting. Please do not cancel Vegas.

  7. Barb S says

    My sister-in-law and I greatly enjoy this show and look forward to seeing it each week. We are dismayed that there is a replacement starting next week. PLEASE let there be a season two (and more)!!

  8. linda says

    please don’t cancel Vegas. It has a great cast and storyline. I look forward to watching it every week. I WILL NOT be watching what CBS has put into its place. The advertisements of this new show do not impress me.

  9. ann says

    Please do not cancel Vegas. It has a good story line and deals with a time not often seen on TV. I am tired of reality trash, weird shows. and shows that are supposed to be funny. CBS has the best line up of shows on TV. Keep up the good work and keep Vegas.

  10. Jackie D says

    Please do not cancel Vegas—–look forward each Tues night to this show. Not much worth watching anymore. It’s amazing how some of the crap stays on the air, without question. This is a good story, with a great cast. Keep it on!!!!!!

  11. Jackie D says

    Please don’t cancel Vegas—-look forward to it each week. Was shocked to see replacement starting last week of Feb 2013. Please renew!

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