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. Dalice says

    I’m afraid television shows are a reflection of our society.
    Vegas wasn’t great, but it provided this viewer with an enjoyable alternative.

  2. TC says

    CBS…did it again, just like Cold Case a few years ago…….SOMEONE in the cable world should grab this one and keep it going. Dumb CBS….DUMB!!!

  3. Ron says

    Vegas is the best show on TV and if CBS management is too ignorant to renew, then the producers should find another distributor; ie: A&E, TNT, USA, et al!!!!!!

  4. B Smith says

    This makes 2 good shows that Sara Jones has done a fabulous job of acting. The other in case you don’t know was Alcatraz.

  5. T. Sparks says

    Loved the show Vegas and heard it was doing well on Wednesdays. Then CBS moves it to Friday;s and the show loses rates. Bad move on CBS’s part.

    Loved the show and it’s cast of character’s. I sure wish they would continue with more seasons.

  6. Ken SkyArrow says

    Good shows…good actors…good plot…better than a lot of the other dribble that is on….CBS will have trouble keeping is lead with that type of program management

  7. Bobby LaCoure says

    Wow, can’t believe the show was canceled. My wife and I never missed an episode. Bummer! Please bring it back.

  8. Debbie Padua says

    I’m sooooooo disappointed this show didn’t make it. I thought it would be a big hit. When I was very young (I’m 60 now) my parents went to Las Vegas quite often. My Dad called it “Lost Wages”. I used to stand outside the Golden Nugget and watch them play the slot machines. Back in those days kids weren’t allowed in the casinos so they would play slots by the big windows so they could see me. This show brought back so many memories. It was fun to see the old Vegas, which was Fremont Street, on the show. I hate to see this show canceled. I will miss it greatly and will continue to look for it to be brought back. Great cast and storylines. I am happy to have had the pleasure to watch it for the short time it was on. Farewell Vegas, I love you. Guess I’ll just have to go see the real thing, again and again and again.

  9. Ed O says

    Looking at the quality of some of the renewed shows. I can only think low quality sitcom humor is now king.
    Vegas is a great show to watch.Very sad to find out it’s been canceled to make room for more. Barely watchable sitcoms.
    Do the network execs think we adults don’t spend money like our kids? Those company’s that buy add time are telling us adults that we don’t matter.
    Come on CBS wake up the ratings are better than some of the sitcomes you renewed. Are we adults that low on the food chain (viwer list)?
    Bring it back now. Or sell it to an instered cable channel.

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