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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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B. Lanham May 28, 2013 at 8:15 pm

This was one of mine and my wife’s favorite shows that we enjoyed watching together. Not many left. Please renew this show.

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Fred May 28, 2013 at 11:36 pm

You have so many bad shows on TV why would you take such a good show off the air? I can’t understand it. The show has a great plot and great actors.

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Anonymous May 28, 2013 at 11:04 am

WHY WHY WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this show … why do you have to cancel the good ones????? Im soooo sick of REALITY TV SHOWS they suck!!! KEEP VEGAS! KEEP VEGAS! KEEP VEGAS! KEEP VEGAS!! They are a awesome bunch of actors the story line is awesome!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BRING THIS SHOW BACK!!!!!

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cindy May 28, 2013 at 9:32 pm

I love the show Vegas and other great shows that were cancelled this year. shows like
Monday morning, body of proof, CSI NY, and many more. I hope they change their minds about cancelling this shows and find away to bring them back. this next year
line up of new show doesn’t like every good. They have way to many Reality show.
thank you

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Jean May 28, 2013 at 6:50 am

Why in the world would u cancel this TV series, there are a lot of us who are tired of seeing these bachelor/bachelorette series, these survivor series and other off the wall series. We get a couple of TV series we like and then when the interesting part comes and it’s the season’s finale and guess what, the show is cancelled and those of us who watched the series are left hanging. I mean really do you people enjoy cancelling the shows that are worth watching. Like someone said previously you have cancelled and that’s that. Sometimes I wonder if we should watch the new TV series the networks put out cause we all know if they are good they are gonna be cancelled.

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Jimmy May 28, 2013 at 6:20 am

finally a decent show and you cancel it. Cancel the stupid shows like reality tv.

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Frank Silva May 28, 2013 at 2:59 am

Why would anyone cancel a series that was really good. The only shows that are left are so bad that it makes me wonder why they would keep them on the air, such shows as Dallas. Vegas was one of just a few that should not have been canceled.

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mYamabear May 27, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Vegas is such a good show!! What are your execs thinking?? They didn’t give the show a fair shake. This is a show that our family followed every week.

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steve May 27, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Thier are so many bad shows on TV that are still on and then you canceled Vegas. I don’t
beleive one of the better shows.I hope some other net work picks it up.

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Annalou May 27, 2013 at 6:56 pm

That’s it you TV Execs……keep cancelling the good stuff and drowning us in “reality shows” which are totally unreal and a waste of time.
VEGAS needs another season!!

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L. Gilmore May 27, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Vegas was one of my favorite shows. Why would anyone cancel a show as well done as Vegas? Someone needs to be replaced with someone with taste for good shows. We are so tired of reality and stupidly. I really am disappointed with CBS , this is the reason I quit watching NBC.

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jwhite May 27, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Please don’t cancel this show! if you want to cancel a show that not worth watching cancel Bates Motel not Vegas!!!.

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Leonard Wagner May 27, 2013 at 1:09 pm

What is the matter with the networks. They always seem to cancel the good shows after they get you hooked on them and then replace them with crap like reality shows. If they don’t get their act together and start renewing the good shows I am going to quit watching them all together.

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kw May 27, 2013 at 1:01 pm

I can’t believe they canceled this show.It was one of the best shows on TV.What were the people that decide these things smoking?
Bring it back.

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Anonymous May 27, 2013 at 10:47 am

Tired of all the reality tv shows out there, keep a show on that people enjoy watching. Bring back Vegas!!!!

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Shimmy May 27, 2013 at 10:27 am

PLEASE DON’T CANCEL!! A definite favorite in our house!!

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J Doggy May 27, 2013 at 9:57 am

This was one of the better shows on T.V. Please reconsider and bring the show back.

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