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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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Karen May 24, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Please do not cancel one of the best shows on tv


jan andrews May 24, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Please bring back tv show Vegas with Dennis Quiade, great show.


DD May 24, 2013 at 12:14 pm

BRING VEGAS BACK!!!!! Best new show of the season. Have all of them DVR’d and enjoy watching them over.


Amy May 24, 2013 at 12:12 pm

My husband and I both love this show. Don’t know why it would be cancelled. I agree with Faye, it didn’t get a fair chance.


Jim May 24, 2013 at 11:39 am

Really? What a great show. Use it to tell the real history of Vegas. I love this show.


Bill May 24, 2013 at 10:11 am

Love this show. Bring it back.


Faye May 24, 2013 at 9:22 am

Please bring back Vegas!!!! My husband & I love this show!!! I think that it didn’t get a fair chance! You moved it & kept putting specials in it’s time slot so you never knew if it was on unless you kept checking!!! This show was one of the better ones this past year hands down!


chet zurawski May 24, 2013 at 8:15 am

This is a great show please do not cancel this!!!!


Renee Klodzinski May 23, 2013 at 11:54 pm

My husband and I enjoyed Vegas very much. Don’t understand why such a good show would be cancelled. Please bring it back.


Mimii May 23, 2013 at 11:48 pm

Love Vegas!!! Don’t cancel!!!


Rita May 23, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Please bring Vegas back!!!! It was one of very few shows on TV that was worth watching anymore. The reality shows and animated shows are to lame for people with half a brain to even watch. The vampire shows are just sick shows for sick people. We need more shows that prove to the world that good does prevail and Vegas did that. Was glad to see that Golden Boy was also canceled, he was no “golden boy”.


Kathy May 23, 2013 at 9:14 pm

My husband and I never missed an episode. My co workers also watched the show .
We enjoyed the period cars and costumes. The storyline was good.
We are tired of the same style shows based in New York and enjoy a change.


Linda May 23, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Mom-83-me 64..both of us truly enjoyed this show. So under 40’s did not?? I think that data is skewed-the beautiful fashions and flashy cars would have attracted the same audience as Mad Men. As for purchasing power of this audience-I can attest my mother and I spend at least $1,500 on groceries-clothing-gifts-fun stuff each month. Bring back this show. I think it was a good lead in to Blue Bloods. Comparing two different eras and geograpics back to back.
Please bring back thios show**


Beth May 23, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Please bring Vegas back! I never missed an episode. Everything about the program was top notch. Everything! Please, please reconsider!


Sharon May 23, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Please do not cancel one of my favorite shows.


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