NBC Cancels Las Vegas

Now I’m not saying I’m the world’s biggest fan of the NBC series Las Vegas, but I have to admit, the show was usually worth watching whenever I stumbled across it while channel surfing. Now it appears as if last week’s episode was the show’s final episode, ever, because NBC has cancelled Las Vegas, effectively ending the show in its fifth season. At least, according to TV Guide.

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Sources confirm to me exclusively that NBC has opted not to renew the show for a sixth season. Consequently, last Friday’s episode? Yep, that was the series finale. Hope it was satisfying!

NBC had hoped this season’s cast shake-up — Thomas Magnum replacing Sonny Corleone — might re-energize the show, but instead, it led to a double-digit ratings decline. Of course, the Friday time slot didn’t help.

Again, it’s not like I’m a big fan of the show or anything, but I kinda liked it whenever I ran across it. The show always had that breezy, “nothing really matters, just enjoy the 60 minutes” vibe about it. In a TV landscape filled with gritty and serialized TV shows, sometimes a mush-head TV show like Las Vegas was just what you needed to get through the day.

Alas, fans of the show won’t even get a proper finale, and that’s really the big shame. Of course, they could just do a 2-hour TV movie in the near future…

NBC Cancels Las Vegas



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  • http://www.myspace.com/hulksmashnow B.L. Wooldridge

    I’m pretty upset by this. “Las Vegas” was one of my favorite shows, and it’s so-called season finale ended in a huge cliffhager. And now, we find out it will never be resolved. Now, “Vegas” was not as good as it once was (and “good” is a totally subjective turn…”good” like “The Dukes of Hazzard” was good), but I still enjoyed it. Maybe, NBC will at least let it return for a two-hour finale, but I wouldn’t count on it.

  • http://www.myspace.com/hulksmashnow B.L. Wooldridge

    I’m pretty upset by this. “Las Vegas” was one of my favorite shows, and it’s so-called season finale ended in a huge cliffhager. And now, we find out it will never be resolved. Now, “Vegas” was not as good as it once was (and “good” is a totally subjective turn…”good” like “The Dukes of Hazzard” was good), but I still enjoyed it. Maybe, NBC will at least let it return for a two-hour finale, but I wouldn’t count on it.

  • Marysue Hawley

    There is a campaign going to bring Las Vegas back. They are bombarding NBC with baby booties, almost 8000 have been sent already. There is also a petition you can sign, over 16,000 signatures already. Here is the link to the petition site

    http://lasvegas-theseries.com/campaign08.php

  • Marysue Hawley

    There is a campaign going to bring Las Vegas back. They are bombarding NBC with baby booties, almost 8000 have been sent already. There is also a petition you can sign, over 16,000 signatures already. Here is the link to the petition site

    http://lasvegas-theseries.com/campaign08.php

  • http://www.myspace.com/hulksmashnow B.L. Wooldridge

    I signed that petition a while back, and hopefully it’ll help at least get a series finale.

  • http://www.myspace.com/hulksmashnow B.L. Wooldridge

    I signed that petition a while back, and hopefully it’ll help at least get a series finale.

  • ALBERT

    we are going to miss a great program show las vegas,

  • ALBERT

    we are going to miss a great program show las vegas,