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. Bill C says

    That is relly sad news, network televison continues to make bad choices, Keep “How I Met Your Mother” and drop Vegas. I hope a cable network picks it up because it is a great show and a great cast.

  2. Tom says

    As if we need more Klomping with the Kardashians and Honey Boo Boo to entertain us. No need to ask why this excellent series is not being renewed. It is well made and staffed by fine actors and good scripts. Much to good for the likes of the American viewing public according to wallywood where Michael Moore and his ilk hold court. Going the way of Firefly another fine, short series.

  3. Bill Gambin says

    Great story lines; great cast, with exceptional portrayals by Michael Chiklis and Dennis Quaid. I don’t know how much more entertaining a show could be. So saddened it was cancelled. I guess the reality is ratings trump everything else. Finally, I will miss looking at the gorgeous Sarah Jones, and reveling in the bizarre Mr. Jones, one of the most malevolent characters I’ve ever enjoyed. Cheers to Damon Herriman. If they ever recast ‘Prison Break’, he would have to be in it.

  4. Sheilagh says

    Vegas should stay. It is such a great show. There is so much trash on TV and when a great series comes along they axe it. Just not good. Dennis Quaid is great in his role as with all the other stars. I will hate to see it go.

  5. Deb says

    I really loved this show and was looking forward to another season. It really amazes me that there are tons of reality (mostly garbage) shows on, but they get one that is different and it gets cancelled. With well known actors and a good story line too. Poor Sarah Jones, first Alcatraz {which I also liked} now Vegas. HEY BIG NETWORKS WAKE UP….

    • Jason says

      I couldnt agree more. I loved Alcatraz and Vegas. Instead of new and original shows the network keeps stupid reality shows. Wake up is right…

  6. Anonymous says

    My two cents is (like it really matters) to keep the show Vegas. It is the only show besides NCIS that my husband and I can enjoy on TV anymore.(That is besides football) We love the characters and the actors that play them. It is better than the other crap that has taken over the channels. Keep the show Vegas going and don’t leave people disappointed in the network CBS.

  7. eddy7276 says

    Love this show. Much better than most shows and at least it is based on the actual history of Las Vegas. The actors are very good and the story lines are good. Hopefully another network may pick it up. So sad to see this cancelled and some of the other show go on and on.

  8. ANONYMOUS says

    This is a great show of old Vegas. Entertaining and interesting. Makes you think of many things and what went on. My husband and I both really enjoy this show don’t take it off the air. There is nothing out there to watch other than Blue Bloods… PLEASE RENEW

    • says

      it is amazing the networks are filling us with trash tv but yet a good show like vegas comes around that keeps you riveted and is followed by bluebloods which has excellent reviews and does not hold a candle to dennis quaid and michael chiclas putting on a show worth watching. we are limited to shows such as splash and survivors and housewife shows which us real people cannot connect with – anybody who agrees lets get something going and see if one of the cable shows may be willing to pick up vegas – lets not lose one of the best shows of the season. comeone people lets let the networks know how we feel!!

  9. says

    The one show I always looked forward to seeing. If CBS doesn’t want this great series, hopefully another network will pick it up. I love this show!

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