Upfronts 2012: First Look At CBS’ ‘Vegas’

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Amongst the 6 new shows that CBS has ordered for next season is Vegas. The drama series, which hails from Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker and CBS Television Studios, is is a period drama set in the 1960′s which is based on the life of Ralph Lamp – the rodeo cowboy turned Sheriff of Las Vegas. Want to know more about Vegas? TVWise presents a first look at the new series.

Vegas follows Ralph Lamb (Dennis Quaid), who 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 (Michael Chiklis), 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 (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.

Here Is CBS’ Preview For Vegas: