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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


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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Cass June 22, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Renewed I loved Vegas!! Bring it back!!


james June 21, 2013 at 11:54 pm

vegas is a great series leave it on cancel that silly Golden boy just because your p r
people call golden boy a hit does not make it a good show put vegas on it is a hit!


Tim Noveroske June 21, 2013 at 11:40 pm

Its hard to believe that CBS did it again. You get us watching good entertaining shows such as VEGAS and then you cancel it.
This show was a very entertaining show with good actors. For some of us it was a look back at better times in the early sixties. There are times when we just want to relax. with a good program without all the horror or language that is out there now.
This is just another reason to stop watching regular TV programs and start using cable or stream good wholesome movies from Netflix or other media. We have become disgusted with CBS. Next time , if we decide to continue watching CBS let us know that you are thinking about canceling before we watch.


Jessie Brady June 21, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Yes, Vegas was interesting and they need a new sheriff as he is a poor actor, but show has potential.


sandy velesovsky June 21, 2013 at 12:07 pm

why? did you cancel vegas ?this show was very entertaining,good stories,and great sceneries.and great actors.bring back the show.!!!!!!!


Vegas fans June 21, 2013 at 12:01 am

Very disappointed this was cancelled. We’re hopeful it would be picked up elsewhere.


buzz June 20, 2013 at 11:47 pm

Best show on T.V. the best actors ,story,time line.


Violet Schneider June 20, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Vegas is the best show on TV!!! I love it. It is the one show I would not miss. I really want it to be Renewed!


pmh June 20, 2013 at 2:20 am

BAD decision… it was a good show… taking the viewers to see Las Vegas in it’s beginnings and getting to see some things which we could not see anymore… it was a bit slow paced but they could have gotten a different script writer, more fast paced … it’s a pity!!!


JR June 18, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Good show. Much better than many that stay on for years. Should not have been cancelled.


joe June 18, 2013 at 3:29 pm

show should be renewed was a great show


Chris June 18, 2013 at 11:24 am

Or the producers should’ve ended the series in a happy moment. Whete everybody cf elebrated together including Carrie ann Moss is out of the hospital and Micheal Chickilis celebrates with them for catching the guy that killed Dennis Quaids wife. The shouldNve ended with a happy moment with everybody happy to be with each other.


Chris June 18, 2013 at 11:18 am

Vegas deserved a 2nd season. This was one of the best shows on tv.


Linda June 17, 2013 at 5:16 pm

I cannot tell you how upset I am to hear that Vegas has been cancelled. It is my favorite show!!!! With all the junk on TV, why would you cancel Vegas? Cancel something esle if you need the time slot. Once in awhile a show will come along that will hit all of the marks and that is VEGAS. Please listen to the public and do not cancel such a great show.


CL June 17, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Why do you cancell the shows people like? Vegas was doing fine on Tuesday’s until that stupid Golden Boy took it place. Put Vegas back on.


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