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First Details on CBS’ Vegas Pilot Episode

By on August 21, 2012

Dennis Quaid (l) and Michael Chiklis (r) in CBS' VEGAS. Image © CBS

CBS has issued a press release with all the deets on the first episode of new Fall drama Vegas, starring Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis. The pilot episode will see newly appointed sheriff Ralph Lamb clashing with Chicago Mobster Vincent Savino over the death of the governor’s niece.

The series premieres on Tuesday September 25 on CBS.

A full press release follows:



Inspired by the Real-Life Story of Las Vegas Sheriff Ralph Lamb.

“Pilot” – When rancher Ralph Lamb reluctantly accepts the role of sheriff in 1960s Las Vegas, he now has the authority to take on the mobsters looking to cash in on the casinos. Chicago mobster Vincent Savino is the new general manager of the Savoy, the swankiest casino on the strip, and they instantly clash as Lamb investigates the murder of the governor’s niece, on the series premiere of VEGAS, Tuesday, Sept. 25 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

VEGAS is 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.

Dennis Quaid (Ralph Lamb)
Michael Chiklis (Vincent Savino)
Carrie-Ann Moss (Katherine O’Connell)
Jason O’Mara (Frank Lamb)
Taylor Handley (Dixon Lamb)

Michael O’Neill (Mayor Ted Bennett)
Michael Reilly Burke (D.A. Rich Reynolds)
James Russo (Anthony “Red” Cervelli)
Gil Birmingham (Don Simmons)
Sean Hennigan (Sheriff Hennigan)
Sonny Marinelli (Nick Cota)
Joe Sabatino (Vic Borelli)
Tim Holmes (Monty)
Kai Lennox (Bob Perrin)
William Russ (Mert Hayes)
Matthew Page (Deputy Armstrong)
Randy Hall (Mechanic #1)
Billy Lush (Cale Green)
Judith Baldwin (Dorris Meade)
Victor Talmadge (Governor Kern)
John Newton (William Van Dyke)
Jason Douglas (Stuart Mills)
Sunny Mabrey (Jodie Kent)
Richard Edson (Arthur Speziali)
Tom Romero (Desk Clerk)
A.J. Rome (Bellman #2)
Mark Allan Stewart (Dealer #1)
James MacDonald (Don Blachford)
Thomas Borrillo (Fat Frankie)
Casey Messer (Office Worker)
Jon Kristian Moore (Cessna Mechanic)
Rob Tode (Bellman #1)
Michael Ciano (High Roller)
John Wylie (Business Man)
Alesandra Stephan (Mrs. Tuna)
Roy Lea (Dealer #2)

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