Vegas: Season 1 (2012 - 2013)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

Vegas never finds the compelling spark in its fertile premise to truly hit the jackpot, but compelling actors and vibrant production design make it a safe bet for viewers who enjoy glamour and intrigue.



Critic Ratings: 42


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User Ratings: 10

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Air date: Sep 25, 2012
Air date: Oct 2, 2012
Air date: Oct 9, 2012
Air date: Oct 23, 2012
Air date: Oct 30, 2012
Air date: Nov 13, 2012
Air date: Nov 20, 2012
Air date: Nov 27, 2012
Air date: Dec 11, 2012
Air date: Dec 18, 2012
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Eras collide in 1960s Las Vegas when cattle rancher-turned-sheriff Ralph Lamb (Dennis Quaid) puts his old-west grittiness up against modern glitz and greasiness of the gaming industry, particularly the Savoy Casino managed by mob boss Vincent Savino (Michael Chiklis). As bodies surface as regularly as on "CSI," compelling characters both seedy and heroic emerge in the never-ending battle between law enforcement and the burgeoning Vegas crime scene. Lamb's brother Jack (Jason O'Mara) serves as deputy and develops the show's primary romantic link with Savoy countroom manager Mia (Sarah Jones), whose father Johnny (Michael Wiseman) is less than approving of the relationship. Dixon Lamb (Taylor Handley) eagerly contributes to his father's investigations, slowly gaining Ralph's confidence while working a key late-season case involving a Hollywood starlet and the arrival of rival mobsters to challenge Savino's reign. "Casino" screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi serves as co-creator.


Dennis Quaid
as Ralph Lamb
James Russo
as Anthony 'Red' Cervelli
Carrie-Anne Moss
as Katherine O'Connell
Jason O'Mara
as Frank Lamb
Michael Chiklis
as Vincent Savino
Taylor Handley
as Dixon Lamb
Sarah Jones
as Mia Rizzo
Aimee Garcia
as Yvonne Sanchez
Sonny Marinelli
as Beansy Cota
Michael Reilly Burke
as DA Rich Reynolds
Michael Wiseman
as Johnny Rizzo
Shawn Doyle
as Patrick Byrne
Michael Ironside
as Porter Gainsely
Joe Sabatino
as Vic Borrelli
Anna Camp
as Violet Mills
Enver Gjokaj
as Tommy Stone
Ivana Milicevic
as Diane Desmond
Melinda Clarke
as Lena Cavallo
Dustin Seavey
as Dep. Roberts
Gil Bellows
as George Grady
Jim Meskimen
as Callum Krill
Michael O'Neill
as Mayor Ted Bennett
Kai Lennox
as Bob Perrin
Jessica McKee
as Stephanie
Aaron Jennings
as Gary Hill
Amanda Schull
as Carol Reyes
Grainger Hines
as Del Merrick
Amy Landecker
as Karen Schultz
Channon Roe
as Ted Ermin
Derek DelGaudio
as Johnny Wonder
Dan Warner
as Deputy
Tim Griffin
as Lt. Norman Kemp
D.B. Sweeney
as Peter Holm
Samuel Ball
as Max Voorhees
Daniel Roebuck
as Teddy Brown
Jay Acovone
as Nicky Tomisano
Lenny Citrano
as Scarpone
Michael O'Connell
as Bill Rickers
Karl Makinen
as Lou Massey
Jade Tailor
as Crystal La Croix
Tom Ayers
as Moe Berman
Michael Irby
as Eddie Bade
James Immekus
as Henry McCallister
Andrew Tacher
as Driving Federal Agent 1
Dave Florek
as Ben Boffa
Reiley McClendon
as Sgt. Michael Benson
Michelle Corp
as Pastor Amy Seger
Kerry Knuppe
as Marlene
Julia Fowler
as Mrs. Tomisano
Marlene Forte
as Carla Sanchez
Jim Hanna
as Clay Winthrop
Ed Ackerman
as Bouncer
Tzi Ma
as Watanabe
Cameryn Jackie Cubeau
as Older Savino Daughter
Troy Vincent
as Reporter #1
Troy Vincent
as Reporter #1
Rod Damer
as Chaplain
Doug Simpson
as Reporter #2
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Critic Reviews for Vegas Season 1

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (24)

It's a crime that this retro show bored me so much.

Sep 9, 2013 | Full Review…

With so many exciting elements - top-notch cast, setting, and writer, not to mention a fantastic-looking re-creation of the old strip - why does Vegas feel so dull?

Sep 9, 2013 | Full Review…

Vegas plays like a comic book, without much depth to its characters.

Sep 9, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Vegas has a lot of things going for it: star power, period ambience, and a compelling central conflict. But despite all that, the show doesn't feel like it's hit the jackpot.

Sep 9, 2013 | Full Review…

The show has a thrilling showmanship to it.

Sep 9, 2013 | Full Review…

CBS' sustained level of series craftsmanship is certainly admirable. But that doesn't go so far when even a sweeping period piece in a distinct locale with superior stars seems to roll off the same assembly line.

Sep 9, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

What The Good Wife did for the legal drama, Vegas does for the cop show, offering a fresh take on a tired genre.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The big draw of this satisfying period piece - set in the title location in the early '60s - is the exceptionally strong cast.

Aug 22, 2017 | Full Review…

It's a pleasure to watch two marvelous actors go at it.

Sep 9, 2013 | Full Review…

The overheated dialogue seems cribbed from bad film noir.

Sep 9, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Vegas: Season 1

  • Apr 12, 2018
    underrated NOT PERFECT but enJOYABLE ESP FOR NOT CLOSE VIEWING times good but flawed but worthwhile if it appeals short lived series
  • Jun 28, 2014
    It was Amazing, Bring it Back.

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