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. mike b. says

    hopefully A&E channel will pick vegas up. they already have show’s more popular then network t.v. CBS is just stupid.

  2. Trisha says

    Please don’t cancel Vegas. Give it another season to play out the story line. It’s a great show

  3. Susie Norris says

    Why is Vegas cancelled? A really good show comes along and its cancelled.
    Everyone loves Vegas—-A show about its early years is a really good one…..AND
    now its cancelled?????? Does not make sense and fine actors were in it as well!

  4. Diane says

    This is a great show and I have even gotta several of my friends hooked on it too
    I love the fact it is based on a real person and events……it keeps it real……unlike some shows that go off the deep end

  5. says

    Maybe “the public” should wake up and cancel CBS!!
    I am so tired of finding a goods show only to have them canceled. This is a great show, one that my husband and I enjoy watching together. Why is it only the brainless **** gets to stay on TV??? Shame on you CBS, I think I’m done watching you entirely.

  6. TJ says

    Vegas is a great show and CBS is making a big mistake by canceling it. reality shows are dumb. Please keep

  7. Nancy says

    Just read all the previous comments…could not agree more! So surprised it has been taken off. Loved each week and love Dennis Quaid. Will be sorely missed. :(

  8. Janet says

    I loved Vegas. What ever I was doing, or where ever I was; I made it back home to watch Vegas. I think it can go another season. It needs to be put back on please.
    I hope enough fans write-in for Vegas. Vegas was in a perfect time spot; where Blue Blood is next also a fan of that show. Back to back good entertainement.

    Thank You.

  9. raerae says

    Vegas was a great show. It was about time the network had a show of that quality. I am getting very tired of the great new shows that come out and you find yourself waiting to see what is in store for next season and then you up and can it. I have found that who ever is deciding which shows stay or go needs to find another job because he or she needs to be caned also!

  10. MANNY B says

    Whenever a series shows the slightest modicum of intelligence, cancellation cannot lag far behind. “Vegas” was a thoughtful period piece well acted and scripted. Naturally, the empty suits in charge of programming would not understand that such a presentation needs time in order to find and keep an audience. Perhaps another network would show some brains and pick it up. Losing “Vegas” is a sad reflection of today’s moronic television audience.

  11. SJ says

    CBS has made a big mistake. Vegas is a fantastic show, with great attention paid to period-correct sets and fashion. It was fun to watch. Not like those stupid reality shows full of brainless twits and yesterday’s celebs whose careers are over. CBS, wake up!

  12. Teresa says

    If CBS wants to retain the interest of mature adults, they need to continue to give us access to mature entertainment, such as Vegas.

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