It’s that time of the year. If your favorite show hasn’t been renewed by now, the decision on whether or not to send it to the television graveyard is imminent. May has arrived and it’s about that time when networks decide to break a lot of hearts. CBS has, thankfully, already renewed a bunch of series, including some of our favorites. Still on the chopping block are CSI: NY and Vegas. When Vegas was first announced, I was sure it would be a hit. Featuring a cast like Dennis Quaid and Pop City Life favorite Jason O’Mara, how can you go wrong?
I was actually surprised when the show was moved to the dreaded Friday night time slot. The premise is interesting too. A period drama set in the 1960s, it’s like a western meets Boardwalk Empire in Las Vegas. This was, I thought, an easy win considering CBS’ audience.
What happened? While Vegas’ fate isn’t sealed yet, it certainly seems like a cancellation is inevitable. The only thing we can possibly think of as to why this show would fail is that Las Vegas is just too different now to relate to. If you visit the site where the film is reviewed, you will that those images on the TV are not of the Sin City we know. Back then residents wore cowboy hats and rode horses, now there’s a lot of barely there dresses and gambling going on. The show made us long for a more relevant look at one of our favorite cities. Las Vegas is filled with excitement and luck. If the rest of the viewers were like us, they were daydreaming about playing Russian Roulette and trying their hand at Blackjack as they watched. Thankfully though, even if Vegas does get the shaft, there are sites like this which will make us feel like we’re in our favorite casino gambling to our heart’s desire.