Exclusive Interview: Michael Chiklis plays the VEGAS odds

Michael Chiklis and Dennis Quaid in VEGAS - Season 1 - "Scoundrels"| ©2012 CBS/Robert Voets

Michael Chiklis is in the set that is the office of his VEGAS character, casino owner, businessman and gangster Vincent Savino. Looking out the office window, one can see the entire casino floor, which looks exactly like what it’s meant to be – an opulent Las Vegas casino circa 1960 – rather than a set on a soundstage in Santa Clarita,California. In fact, outside the casino doorway is a replica of the Vegas strip of the era, complete with period cars. On VEGAS, which has its first-season finale on CBS, Friday May 10 at 9 PM, Chiklis’ Savino has been […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Jason O’Mara rolls the VEGAS dice

Jason O'Mara in VEGAS | ©2012 CBS/Lorey Sebastian

In VEGAS, Dennis Quaid plays farmer-turned-Las Vegas sheriff Ralph Lamb, who has to team up with casino owner/gangster Vincent Savino, played by Michael Chiklis, in the first-season finale, CBS, Friday May 10 at 9 PM. Jason O’Mara plays Jack Lamb, Ralph’s brother and now a deputy sheriff who has become romantically entangled with mob boss’ daughter Mia Rizzo, played by Sarah Jones. This situation has cost Jack dearly. As VEGAS is set in 1960-61, this marks the third TV series in a row that’s seen O’Mara playing a period role. He previously starred in the U.S. remake of LIFE ON […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: VEGAS Star Dennis Quaid talks going old school in his first TV series role

Dennis Quaid stars in VEGAS on CBS | (c) 2013 Ron P. Jaffe/CBS

In VEGAS, the freshman series that is doing very well for CBS in its Tuesday night 10 PM slot, it’s 1960. Dennis Quaid stars as real-life rancher turned sheriff Ralph Lamb, who becomes a lawman just as the Mob comes toLas Vegas, with Michael Chiklis as its primary representative, casino owner Vincent Savino. Houston, Texasnative Quaid has been a leading man in movies for decades, with his first major role as the dedicated cyclist in 1979’s BREAKING AWAY. Since then, a sampling of his major credits include real-life astronaut Gordon Cooper in THE RIGHT STUFF, fictional space explorer Willis Davidge […]Read On »

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TV Review: VEGAS – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Michael Chiklis and Dennis Quaid in VEGAS - Season 1 | ©2012 CBS/Kevin Lynch

Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie Anne-Moss, Jason O’Mara, Taylor Handley, Sarah Jones Writers: Greg Walker & Nicholas Pileggi Director: James Mangold Network: CBS, airs Tuesday nights Original Telecast: September 26, 2012 As network TV tries desperately to keep up the pace with cable dramas, every once and awhile a network show will give cable a run for its money. This season it’s CBS with the exceptional VEGAS. From its feature film cast, its unconventionally storytelling ways and luscious good looks, this is one fabulous show and it can only get better from here. Written by Greg Walker and GOOD […]Read On »

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