Vegas (CBS 2012-2013, Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis)

Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis star in Vegas a crime drama inspired by the true story of former Las Vegas Sheriff Ralph Lamb, a fourth-generation rancher tasked with bringing order to Las Vegas in the 1960s, a gambling and entertainment mecca emerging from the tumbleweeds.

Ralph Lamb (Quaid) 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 – and so begins Lamb’s clash with Vincent Savino (Chiklis), a ruthless Chicago gangster who plans to make Vegas his own.

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Assisting Lamb in keeping law and order are his two deputies: his diplomatic, even-keeled brother Jack (Jason O’Mara) and his charming but impulsive son, Dixon (Taylor Handley). Ambitious Assistant District Attorney Katherine O’Connell (Carrie-Anne Moss), who grew up on the ranch next to the Lambs, also lends a hand in preserving justice. In Vegas, two powerful men – Lamb and Savino – are engaged in a fierce battle for control of the budding oasis, and for both of them, folding is not an option.

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Dennis Quaid as Ralph Lamb
Michael Chiklis as Vincent Savino
Jason O’Mara as Jack Lamb
Carrie-Anne Moss as Katherine O’Connell
Sarah Jones as Mia Rizzo
Taylor Handley as Dixon Lamb

key behind the scenes crew
Arthur Sarkissian as Executive Producer
Cathy Konrad as Executive Producer
Dennis Quaid as Co-Executive Producer
Greg Walker as Creator/Executive Producer
James Mangold as Executive Producer/Director of Pilot
Michael Chiklis as Co-Executive Producer
Nicholas Pileggi as Creator/Executive Producer

show type
crime drama

broadcast from
9/25/2012 – 5/10/2013
1 season with 21 episodes in total.

network and production companies
CBS – CBS Television Studios

Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.