Las Vegas was a TV series running from 2003 to 2008 on NBC network (not to be confused with ‘Vegas’). Five seasons were released, however, the story was never completed and the fans were left with many cliff-hangers.
Indeed, the story required additional seasons but the show was never finished. NBC canceled it before the fans could get answers to their questions.
Why did this happen, though? And is it possible that the show will be continued today? Will the story be ever completed?
Below, we revisit the old TV show and provide the answers for those of you who still remember watching Las Vegas all those years ago.
The Story of Las Vegas
The show depicted the realities of running a casino resort, focusing on various characters and drama within the setting. The action took place in a fictional Montecito Resort and Casino.
Over the five seasons, its main characters had to deal with gambling issues and its service management, on top of personal lives and their relationships.
The crime was also an important aspect of the show, as it included a lot of shady businesses, strengthening the classic casino stereotype of the relationship between gambling and criminal activity.
Las Vegas Cast
Among the actors playing there, the series included:
- Josh Duhamel (as Danny McCoy)
- Molly Sims (as Delinda Deline)
- James Caan (as Ed Deline)
- Nikki Cox (as Mary Connell)
- James Lesure (as Mike Cannon)
- Vanessa Marcil (as Sam Marquez)
- And other famous actors and actresses
Why It Was Cancelled
Following a 2008 strike between TV producers and the Writers Guild of America, Las Vegas was canceled. It wasn’t the only show that got cut or completely re-written, either.
Many fans were mad about this and those events have changed the way we see TV shows ever since. There were several reasons why this happened, not all of which were the fault of the show or its staff.
However, it could be said that Las Vegas didn’t have great ratings and reviews. This had contributed to its abrupt ending. It wasn’t even an ending, in fact. The season five ended after 19 episodes, although 22 were planned.
Essentially, the show ended with a ‘To be continued…’ screen but we’re waiting for the continuation still.
Can It Ever Be Continued?
At the time, its directors hadn’t given up hope. There were many fans who were requesting a satisfying ending. However, it was not the show’s creators’ decision. It was NBC that pulled the strings and they just didn’t listen.
So far, no good news has come of Las Vegas show. Even if it were continued today (which isn’t impossible), new actors would have to be hired. The scripts would also likely have to be re-written.
So, with the associated costs, this would entail, a continuation is highly unlikely. There are better odds for a complete re-make instead, though it’s a far-fetched possibility too.
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