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Is CBS' Vegas a Safe Bet or a Big Gamble?

Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis

CBS' new drama Vegas has made a lot of headlines by putting its money on Dennis Quaid, who's making his debut on series television. But is the network also taking a bit of a gamble?

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Quaid plays real-life rancher-turned-sheriff Ralph Lamb, who begrudgingly agrees to police 1960s Las Vegas against Michael Chiklis' Vincent Savino and other mobsters who are trying to get a foothold in the casinos. Although the drama is built on a CBS-friendly, case-of-the-week model, it's also a set in the past. And last season's The Playboy Club and Pan Am are non-living proof that period pieces can struggle to find an audience.

Executive producer Nicholas Pileggi, the man behind such mob stories as Goodfellas and Casino, isn't worried. "This is a fascinating period," he tells TVGuide.com... read more

Nora Ephron, Writer of Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally, Dies at 71

Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron, the prolific, Oscar-nominated writer of such films as Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally..., died Tuesday, TVGuide.com has confirmed. She was 71.

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Goodfellas Mobster Henry Hill Dead at 69

Henry Hill

Henry Hill passed away Tuesday at the age of 69, ABC News reports. read more

VIDEO: First Look at CBS' New Shows Elementary, Vegas and More!

Dennis Quaid, Jonny Lee Miller

CBS has released trailers for its new fall series Elementary, Partners and more. Check them out below.

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CBS Orders Dennis Quaid Drama, Sherlock Update and Comedy from Will & Grace Team

Dennis Quaid, Johnny Lee Miller

CBS has ordered seven new series, including an 1960s-set drama starring Dennis Quaid and a comedy from the creators Will & Grace.

Vegas tells the true story of Ralph Lamb (Quaid) — a rodeo cowboy-turned-longtime Las Vegas Sheriff. Nicholas Pileggi and Without a Trace's Greg Walker will write and... read more

Pilot Season: Terra Nova's Jason O'Mara Joins Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis in CBS Drama

Jason O'Mara

Jason O'Mara could be going from fighting dinosaurs to riding with cowboys. The Terra Nova star has joined CBS' untitled cowboy drama starring Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Deadline first reported the news.

The Complete Pilot Report: CBS has Greg Berlanti, Louis C.K. and Bridesmaids stars!

Written by Goodfellas' Nicholas Pileggi and Without a Trace's Greg Walker, the project is about Ralph Lamb (Quaid), a real rodeo cowboy-turned-sheriff, in 1960s Las Vegas. O'Mara will play ...
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Pilot Season: Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis to Star in CBS' Cowboy Drama

Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis

Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis are saddling up for CBS' untitled cowboy drama.

Making his TV series debut, Quaid will play Ralph Lamb, a real rodeo cowboy-turned-sheriff, in 1960s in Las Vegas. Chiklis will play ...
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Pilot Season: CBS Picks Up Three Drama Pilots, Including One from The L Word Creator

Ilene Chaiken

CBS has green-lit three new drama pilots, including one from The L Word's Ilene Chaiken.

Chaiken's Quean follows an edgy and independent Millennial hacker girl who teams up with an Oakland police detective to solve crimes. (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in America?) Joel Silver will serve as executive producer alongside Chaiken.

Pilot Season: CBS picks up a Super Fun comedy, and a detective drama

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AMC Developing Goodfellas Series

Goodfellas

AMC is developing a TV series based on Goodfellas, Deadline reports.

Nicholas Pileggi — who wrote the Martin Scorsese mob classic ...
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