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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.

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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Tony Parone May 20, 2013 at 10:50 am

It appears as though those who make these dicesions don’t realize that shows like Vegas are entertaining and draw the actors into the one’s family. This combination become addictive and gives viewers something positive to look forward to every week.

Not everyone, in the viewing audience, enjoys reality shows which has been replacing shows of this type.

The elimination of entertaing shows, plus the bombardment of commericals, encourage viewers to cable-up!

Queries of this type are always post cancellation, not before.


Amy Small May 19, 2013 at 10:05 pm

It stinks that Vegas is being cancelled because it is one of a few series on television that isn’t insanely vulgar, that has a great plot, great actors, great writers, and doesn’t insult one’s intelligence with idiocy. With shows like “How I Met Your Mother”, “Big Bang Theory”, “Modern Family”, etc. etc., I can truly understand why America is so DUMB and getting DUMBER all the time! Give us something to sink our teeth into instead of all these shows for people with a zero IQ.


CNore May 19, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Seems like every day something good gets cancelled. Who cares about reality tv? This is a great show and should be renewed!


mike May 19, 2013 at 9:02 pm

I enjoyed Vegas and hope the network rethinks the cancellation


Jere May 19, 2013 at 6:51 pm

I can’t believe, with all the trash on cable today, one of the only really entertaining series that made actually want to see the next episode has been canceled. The twists and turns and plots within in plots was really cool. Whoever made this decision to cancel Vegas was flat wrong


Lisa May 19, 2013 at 5:53 pm

It should have been renewed


Debbie May 19, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Vegas is one of the best shows on TV. Please don’t cancel


Steve May 19, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Boy, am I mad, just watched the DVR final episode and was reading this on line to find it is cancelled. Again, a real good show cancelled!!!!


Anonymous May 19, 2013 at 10:19 am

best new show!!!! bring it back. cancel unforgettable show.


critical May 19, 2013 at 7:05 am

This is like Firefly all over again…a good show getting screwed.


Lizzy May 19, 2013 at 12:23 am

We love this show! We looked forward to it! I wish they would take the show to a different network and keep going with it. Is there any chance of that, I wonder? We hate it when the networks make decisions like this! We feel like the people in charge are making a big mistake!


S Rich May 18, 2013 at 9:55 pm

This is our favorite TV show. We look forward to it every week. We could not understand why they moved it from Tuesday night to Friday night and now cancel it. I don’t think they are paying attention to what people want to watch on TV. This was one of the few very good shows on TV.


Clarence Busby May 18, 2013 at 9:32 pm

One of the finest and interesting shows on TV. Really disappointed.


John May 18, 2013 at 7:32 pm

I can’t believe they are canceling another great show. I don’t know who decides which shows are renewed and which ones aren’t but maybe they should find another job. I am so sick of really good shows not being giving a chance. BRING BACK VEGAS!!!!!!


LILLIAN CUNNIFF May 18, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Vegas is one of our favorite shows. When we couldn’t watch it, we made sure we saw it on Prime Time on Demand. I can’t believe CBS would cancel such a wonderful series. Please bring it back.


Missy May 18, 2013 at 10:39 pm

I am soooooooooooo MAD~!!! Its already hard enough to find a decent tv show thats not bout sex or cooking or stupid reality shows…Vegas was one of my fav new series…loved the cast what a gr8 one~!!! beauty on the beast….i mean come on…Vegas is much better than this….that sux about CSI NY….ughhh ive watched it since the beginning…just makes me so mad … making room for new stupid shows~!!!


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