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Vegas

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.

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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.
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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

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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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mary bates May 14, 2013 at 9:14 am

keeping this short and to the point – lets fight to see if anothe network will keep vegas on
other wise it will be replaced by a dancing or bride fighting crap tv – i am in shock it been cancelled

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mike May 14, 2013 at 3:02 am

i think CBS is making a big mistake cancelling vegas what have they got thats better they are going to lose ratings on whatever takes its place.

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Judith Parkell May 14, 2013 at 2:11 am

Best show on TV and the best actors by far of anything else that is available to watch. They get something great and blow it for another stupid, stupid reality show. What are the stations thinking?…? Really!!

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C & P May 14, 2013 at 1:25 am

What on earth is CBS thinking!!!!! Vegas is so fun to watch. Always kept us on edge and looking forward to the next show. A very big mistake. We will probably stop watching normal television with the exception of NCIS and NCIS Los Angeles.
Re-think this poor decision!!!!!

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Vera May 14, 2013 at 12:37 am

That is the best show on tv !!!! Please don’t take it off!

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Laura May 14, 2013 at 12:03 am

I think CBS will be sorry. Vegas was a great show. !

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TLW May 13, 2013 at 10:14 pm

The networks have enought stupid reality shows. That’s the problem now too much reality that people live out daily and don’t need to see played out on TV! Quality shows along with quality actors have gone out the door. CBS knew it was a bad move to put them on Friday’s where it’s hard for any show to get ratings. Why not give them another shot back on Tuesdays’ since you cancelled Golden Boy……if you want to remain THE MOST WATCHED NETWORK..leave on something worth watching. I used to be pretty much CBS exlclusvie now I watch some ABC & C
W shows on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday. Hope I don’t have to add more days…………………

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CMichael May 13, 2013 at 10:04 pm

With all the not in demand shows I can’t see why they can’t keep a super show like VEGAS. Must be it cost them to much to stay on top…I only hope another network picks it up cause I and a lot of others will switch.

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keith kelling May 13, 2013 at 9:27 pm

reality shows make it and shows like this dont , shows the the mentality of our younger generation. duck dynasty,really!!!

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Denny May 13, 2013 at 8:31 pm

I enjoyed this show. My neighbor was a Vegas cop in those days and knew the real Ralph Lamb. I hope this is a mistake and the show comes back.

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VONNIE CHOATE May 13, 2013 at 8:16 pm

PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL THIS SHOW. THE NETWORKS SEEM TO THINK WE WANT THAT REALITY CRAP, WE DON’T BEGAS WAS SOMETHING MY HUSBNAD AND I WATCHED TOGETHER. SHAME ON CBS

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Linda May 13, 2013 at 8:08 pm

I think it should of kept going, we really like the show, and will be very disappointed in the network for stoping it.

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Dan May 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Vegas is the best show you have on that network!!!!!!

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BEAU May 13, 2013 at 6:01 pm

CBS means Cancels Best Shows. Hope another newtwork picks it up.

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Melissa May 13, 2013 at 4:41 pm

ONCE AGAIN A DUMB A** MOVE. WE WATCH THESE GREAT SHOWS AND U IDOTS CANCELL THEM. GROW THE HELL UP AND GET YOUR HEADS OUT OF YOUR A** QUIT CANCELLING GREAT SHOWS AND GET RID OF GTHE STUPID ONES. LIKE ELEMENTARY…STUPID DUMB SHOW !!!!48 HRS MIKE AND MOLLY BIG BANG THERORY RULES OF ENGAGEMENT TWO AND AHALF MEN….LOTS OF SHOWS TO CANCEL !!!!!!!!!!!!!! U HAVE GIVEN SOME OF THEM TO LONG OF A RUN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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