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. J.L.LOPEZ says

    VEGAS ! If your network keeps cancelling good series with interesting characters and good quality actors,pretty soon nobody is going to watch anything in your network ! VEGAS is an excellent tv series,great acting, great story line and quality actors. SHAME on you CBS…

  2. D Clark says

    One of the best shows on TV. What are you morans at CBS thinking! Renew this show
    and maybe your loyal CBS watchers will forgive you.

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  4. 59 year old viewer says

    Wife and I are both 59. Love this show, we do NOT watch nor care about reality shows. Give us good dramas, bring back a good old western. Alas we are considered too old to count, but sponsors sure like the $$$ that we have to spend.

  5. Anonymous says

    Other than NCIS, is the best show on TV currently …. what the hell are they thinking canceling this ????

  6. Rachael says

    My family and friends are in the 18-49 age range and loved Vegas!! Hoping they change their minds and bring it back. Please renew as all the reality talent and survivor types shows are sooo boring and we are tired of.

  7. Pat burke says

    CBS did Vegas an injustice. Love the show and then they took it off mid-season and put in Golden Boy which to me was a TOTAL FLOP. Then they said Vegas would be back in two weeks – kept waiting but they continued to show the looser Golden Boy. Finally, after about six weeks they brought Vegas back on Fridays. Loved the Tuesday night line up – two NCISs and then Vegas. Now I avoid TV after the NCISs. Friday nights I avoid TV again until Vegas and Bluebloods come on. HATE reality shows – give me good drama like Vegas. It was a breath of fresh air. It will definitely be missed by those of us who enjoy a good drama and story line.

  8. Debbie says

    We love that show. Please, I hope another network will pick it up. It is a great show, with wonderful actors.

  9. says

    Wise up CBS and uncancel Vegas. Best new show
    CBS has had in a longtime. Great actors, great story too bad their
    network couldn’t see it. Bring Vegas back

  10. Betsy says

    Vegas is a great show! CBS may be looking at younger viewers, but they need to realize their parents in many situations are the ones with the money. CBS needs to reconsider this decision.

  11. wade jones says

    It didn’t rate high enough in the 18-49 age group, which is all the networks really care about. If you are over 50, watch TV if you want, but the networks do really care what you like.

    • 59 year old viewer says

      How any 18-30 years today have free money? Us professional 50-65 year olds in general have a lot more free money

  12. Anonymous says

    It probably was an expensive show to make and needed to be a mega hit, but fell short. Young viewers just don’t appreciate good drama unless there is fantasy involved . This 18-49 demographic that the networks all bow down to makes me not even want to turn on the TV.

  13. says

    Vegas and Blue Bloods are two of the few network shows we make a point to watch..please give Vegas another season…we can’t take another reality or talent show! If not, I guess we’ll just be watching even more cable series!

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