Vegas Information

Vegas is an American period drama television series that premiered September 25, 2012, on CBS. The series stars Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis.. The series was co-created by Las Vegas chronicler and Casino screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi, who also wrote the series pilot.

Vegas received a 22-episode full season on October 23, 2012. CBS later reduced the order to 21 episodes.

On March 7, 2013, CBS announced that Vegas would move to Friday nights at 9:00pm ET, beginning April 5, 2013. As a consequence of the move the final six episodes would also air uninterupted.


Set in 1960s Las Vegas, the series centers on Sheriff Ralph Lamb (Quaid) and his dealings with Chicago mobster Vincent Savino (Chiklis), who moved west to set up his own operation. The Lamb character is based on a real-life former rancher who served as Sheriff of Clark County from 1961 to 1979.


Main cast

  • Dennis Quaid as Sheriff Ralph Lamb, a local rancher with service in the military police during World War II. Lamb is pressed into duty as Sheriff of Clark County when the Mob begins aggressively taking hold of the Las Vegas gaming industry.
  • Michael Chiklis as Vincent Savino, manager of the Savoy Hotel, which is run by the Chicago Mob. An expert in gaming, Savino previously ran casinos for the Mob in Havana before being sent to run the Savoy.
  • Carrie-Anne Moss as Katherine O'Connell, the Las Vegas Assistant District Attorney.
  • Jason O'Mara as Deputy Jack Lamb, Ralph's younger brother who serves as his deputy.
  • Taylor Handley as Dixon Lamb, Ralph's son. His youthful exuberance makes it difficult for Ralph to trust his judgement at times.
  • Sarah Jones as Mia Rizzo, the Savoy count room manager responsible for skimming funds for the Mob.

Recurring cast

  • Aimee Garcia as Yvonne Sanchez, the receptionist working at the sheriff's station.
  • Vinessa Shaw as Laura Savino, Savino's wife.
  • Michael O'Neill as Las Vegas mayor Ted Bennett, who is standing for re-election.
  • Gil Bellows as George Grady, Bennett's opponent in the election. His underdog campaign is heavily backed by Chicago.
  • Damon Herriman as Jones 'The Butcher', a Milwaukee hitman.

The Chicago Mob

  • James Russo as Anthony "Red" Cervelli, Savino's right-hand man.
  • Michael Reilly Burke as Rich Reynolds, the corrupt district attorney.
  • Michael Wiseman as Johnny Rizzo, Mia's father. Rizzo had a dangerous temper, but was a major money maker for Chicago.
  • Jonathan Banks as Angelo, former head of the Chicago mob.

Series overview


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
Viewers = 14.85 ShortSummary = Ralph Lamb, a cattle rancher, is temporarily appointed sheriff when the actual sheriff has gone missing and a young woman is found dead in the desert. Vincent Savino, a crime boss from Chicago begins running the Savoy, a new casino, attracting Las Vegas' biggest high rollers. LineColor = c28b6c }}

Viewers = 12.11 ShortSummary = Ralph investigates the murder of a craps dealer. Mia Rizzo, a member of Savino's mob family back in Chicago is hired as the new count room manager. LineColor = c28b6c }}

Viewers = 11.78 ShortSummary = Johnny Rizzo, Mia's hot-headed father, who has a gambling problem, causes trouble for Savino's business. An Olympic boxer is found dead in the street with his head bludgeoned. LineColor = c28b6c }}

Viewers = 10.80 ShortSummary = The Milwaukee Mob goes after Savino, when he sets his sights on a local casino. Ralph makes a surprising discovery during a murder investigation. LineColor = c28b6c }}

Viewers = 10.75 ShortSummary = Savino appeals to his wife to move to Las Vegas. Ralph investigates the kidnapping of a casino board member's son. LineColor = c28b6c }}

Viewers = 10.41 ShortSummary = Ralph and Savino work together to find out who has been making fake gambling chips that are being used at the Savoy. Savino endorses George Grady, a mayoral candidate running against Ted Bennett. LineColor = c28b6c }}

Viewers = 10.20 ShortSummary = After the Milwaukee mob Vegas guys are found dead on a farm weeks after their disappearance, the Milwaukee mob sends Mr. Jones back to rid Vegas of the Chicago mob, specifically Savino and his crew. Johnny and the Chicago mob Don travel back and forth to broker a deal with Milwaukee to prevent Savino's death and to prevent the Chicago mob's interest in Vegas from being wiped out completely. In the meantime, Vegas Mayoral election results are in. Ralph is officially elected the sheriff of Las Vegas by default. LineColor = c28b6c }}

Viewers = 9.35 ShortSummary = Ralph investigates the murder of an air force pilot, who may have been killed for knowing about the use radiation at his air force base. Johnny Rizzo hires Diane Desmond, the new singer for the Savoy, who was formerly Savino's mistress. LineColor = c28b6c }}

Viewers = 10.33 ShortSummary = A showgirl is killed after being raped, the case affects Katherine personally. Savino tries to please an oil business high roller, during his stay at the Savoy. LineColor = c28b6c }}

Viewers = 9.82 ShortSummary = A construction worker working for Savino is found dead in a cement mixer. Dixon goes undercover at the Savoy to find who has been stealing merchandise from there. Ralph disagrees with Jack's relationship with Mia Rizzo. LineColor = c28b6c }}

Viewers = 10.92 ShortSummary = Ralph is abducted and has flashbacks to a call from a sports book across town. A card cheat victimizes the casino. Savino has problems of his own when his bank loan mysteriously disappears. Laura and Katherine continue their secret meetings. LineColor = c28b6c }}

Viewers = 11.27 ShortSummary = An old flame of Ralph's shows up at the sheriff station looking for help and sparks fly. Dixon and Jack investigate a murder that is quickly tracked back to a divorce ranch outside of town. D.A. Reynolds tips off Savino about the case mounting against Rizzo which launches a rat hunt. LineColor = c28b6c }}

Viewers = 11.23 ShortSummary = Dixon investigates the attempted poisoning of a rising singer. Ralph and D.A. Reynolds scramble to relocate the escaped murderer Jones. Savino and his men become stranded in the desert after their car breaks down. Rizzo abducts Jack in an attempt to keep him away from Mia. LineColor = c28b6c }}

Viewers = 10.25 ShortSummary = Jack must hide his involvement with Rizzo's death from Mia, as well as Sheriff Lamb and the DA. Dixon investigates a grand theft auto ring. Savino encounters an issue with his entertainment lineup. LineColor = c28b6c }}

Viewers = 9.52 ShortSummary = Dixon is assigned to watch over a rising Hollywood actress who is in town shooting a movie. Jack and Ralph investigate the murder of a traveling salesman. Savino begins blackmailing Jack with the knowledge of Rizzo's death, forcing Jack to confess to Mia and Ralph. LineColor = c28b6c }}

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International broadcasts

Country Network(s) Series premiere Timeslot
Network Ten October 14, 2012 Sunday 9.30pm
TVSéries October 10, 2012 Wednesday 11pm

Sky Atlantic February 14, 2013 Thursday 10:00pm
Global Television Network September 25, 2012 Tuesday 10:00pm ET/PT
(may be simsubbed over CBS in some areas)
Prime (New Zealand) February 28, 2013 Thursday 8:30pm
JACK City on BEAM Channel 31 October 20, 2012 / November 15, 2012 9:00pm (special pilot screening) / Thursday 9:00 pm (regular)
Fox Crime March 18, 2013 Monday 11:00pm
Fox March 7, 2013 Thursday 9:00pm
Yes March 23, 2013 Saturday 9:00pm

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