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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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{ 1868 comments… read them below or add one }

Amy May 23, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Unbelievable? Great show. Whoever made this decision is an idiot.


Helen May 23, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Come on…..You cancel a show that has a plot, great actors, ones you can relate to. Not heavy on the sex or alot of visual killings…but you keep on the air “2 stupid Gross Girls” or Honey fart fart. Please, give us something to stay home and watch. I have watched all the reruns of my favorite shows, because there is nothing else to watch. Please bring it back. I really enjoyed the “WAY” it might have happened in the early days of Las Vegas.


Anonymous May 23, 2013 at 2:44 pm

We love love love Vegas, don’t cancel.


Joe May 23, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Vegas was a very good show. It had an interesting plot line with interesting characters. It wasn’t a rehash of the same thing week after week. CSI, Law and Order, and all of their off spring. CBS didn’t give it a chance.


junie May 23, 2013 at 1:41 pm

This was one of my favorite shows. I loved Tuessdays. Then they moved it to Friday. We cancel a good show and keep stupid shows that no one watches. Where does CBS get their info that makes these decisions


T Wade May 23, 2013 at 1:25 pm

This is the best new series from last year. It is a shame it was canceled.


Karen Bell May 23, 2013 at 1:15 pm

This is one of the best shows on TV. Look forward to it every week IF I can find it. Yet stupid shows like 2 Broke Girls continue to pollute the airways.


MM May 23, 2013 at 1:01 pm

One of the best shows on TV. Please bring it back.


Tim May 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Please bring Vegas back. We too looked foward to watching it every week. We have not missed a show. It was our favorite show on television.


mike May 23, 2013 at 11:57 am

i think someone got it wrong on cancelling vegas


Mike May 23, 2013 at 11:39 am

I was shocked that CBS is cancelling Vegas. Great show with a great cast and a story line that kept the viewer engaged. Don’t understand it especially when they keep shows like NCIS: LA and CSI around.


carol shap May 23, 2013 at 11:10 am

I thoroughly enjoyed Vegas but thought it should be on an earlier weeknight and not a Friday night. I hope they bring it back!!! Good story lines and great to see the retro feeling of the show!!!


ron May 23, 2013 at 10:42 am

WTF comes to mind…. but lets keep honey poo poo on and all the other dumb a$@ reality shows. Hope a real network picks it up and runs with it because it was a hit. LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!


DJ May 23, 2013 at 10:03 am

Love this show….please don’t put a reality show in it’s place. I hate reality shows. So sorry Dennis, love you!


N Clough May 23, 2013 at 9:41 am

Bring it back. I looked forward to it each week! I loved this show. I can’t believed you cancelled it and kept some of the other awful shows on!


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