Vegas is an American period drama television series created by Nicholas Pileggi and Greg Walker and set in 1960s Las Vegas, which revolves around Sheriff Ralph Lamb and his dealings with Chicago mobster Vincent Savino, 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.
Vegas aired in the USA on CBS from 25 September, 2012 to 10 May, 2013. There are 21 hour-long episodes in one season.
Vegas premiered in South Africa on M-Net on Tuesday 14 May 2013, at 20h30. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis star in Vegas, a 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 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, a ruthless Chicago gangster who plans to make Vegas his own.
Assisting Lamb in keeping law and order are his two deputies: his diplomatic, even-keeled brother, Jack, and his charming but impulsive son, Dixon.
Ambitious Assistant District Attorney Katherine O'Connell, 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.
Vegas stars Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jason O'Mara, Taylor Handley and Sarah Jones. Greg Walker, Nicholas Pileggi, Cathy Konrad, Arthur Sarkissian and James Mangold are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.