Las Vegas (TV series)

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Las Vegas (not to be confused with Aaron Spelling's 1978-81 series Vega$) is a dramatic television series about a team of people working in a Las Vegas casino called "The Montecito", dealing with issues that arise within the working environment, be it valet parking, restaurant management or casino security. It was first aired by NBC in September, 2003.

The show uses the style of zoom in-zoom out camera angles popularized by CSI and usually has several parallel storylines running during the show, switching between them as the show progresses.

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Cast and characters

  • Danny McCoy, an ex-marine who initially was Ed Deline's apprentice, as of second season has been promoted to head of security. The show is narrated by this character in the first few episodes. He was born and raised in Las Vegas, is a Marine, and is life-long friend and on-and-off lover of Mary Connell. Played by Josh Duhamel
  • Ed Deline, a former CIA officer, a tough guy, formerly head of security, as of the late first season has been promoted to president of operations of the "Montecito" group. Played by James Caan
  • Mary Connell, the Special Events Director at the casino, and a Las Vegas native who has an on-and-off relationship with Danny McCoy. Played by Nikki Cox
  • Mike Cannon, an engineer (with a graduate degree from MIT) who worked as head valet for first season, but was then recruited by Ed Deline to the security department at the end of the first Season to help during Danny's absense but then stayed on as security personnel despite being paid less than his as valet. Played by James Lesure
  • Samantha "Sam" Jane, the best casino host in Las Vegas who is apparently a ruthless business person whose sole interest is to get people to lose money in the Montecito as her pay is directly linked to clients' gambling losses. She lives in a Montecito suite. Apparently resigns at the end of the second season. Played by Vanessa Marcil
  • Delinda Deline, Ed's daughter and Danny's love interest for the first few episodes. Subsequently becomes the manager of Mystique, the hottest restaurant/bar/club in Vegas. Played by Molly Sims
  • Nessa Holt, "The Ice Queen". The head pit boss, born in Manchester, England, thought to be the best in Las Vegas, but has a shady past due to her father's connections with Ed Deline. Played by Marsha Thomason

Notable cameos

Program information

Debut information

The show aired at 9:00 PM, EST/PST, on Mondays starting with September 22, 2003.

Season information

The show has two complete seasons, first one available on DVD and has been renewed by NBC for the third season

Distribution

Critical review

  • TV Guide said "NBC needs a new pair of shoes. Las Vegas is going to roll sevens." While the show was "[s]lick and funky", they asked, "Is gambling really that interesting?"

Trivia

In one episode, an aerial shot of the fictional Montecito showed that it is situated at the corner of Giles St. and Reno Ave., half a mile from the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino. Many of Mandalay Bay's interiors and exteriors (including its wave pool) have been used as Montecito exteriors, although (according to the Internet Movie Database) interiors are now filmed in a California set that is a replica of the Mandalay Bay.

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