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The Best TV Shows Set In Las Vegas  

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103 votes 22 voters 15 items

List Rules Vote up the best scripted television shows that take place in and around Las Vegas.

If you love the possibility of wild times and weird moments then you must be feeling lucky because Las Vegas a very popular setting for a television series. It's not just that it's considered the place you go to do a bunch of things you will remember forever and talk about never - but Las Vegas Valley’s expansive reach includes endless possible unique locations to tell a tale. If you're from Las Vegas and are missing home or are curious about how this bustling city of commerce and impulse is portrayed on-screen, this list of the best shows set in Las Vegas can be your tour guide.

Vegas as a setting is almost a trope in and of itself. Las Vegas TV series, from dramas and sitcoms to procedurals, all seem to be obligated to have at least one token casino scene a season – but even underneath the glitz, they can accurately and interestingly depict the unique buildings, neighborhoods, and cultures that define Las Vegas. Shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation expand their view beyond the city itself, often delving into the harsh desert that surrounds the bustle. Other series, like GLOW and LA to Vegas, tell the stories of folks trying to make a living in and around a place that often feels built on artifice.

Which shows about Las Vegas should be at the top of the list? Vote up the best TV shows set in the Las Vegas area, then vote down the shows that don't deserve to be set in such a great place and add any great Las Vegas shows that are missing.
 

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GLOW is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Las Vegas
Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron
GLOW (Netflix, 2017) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch. Set in 1980s Los Angeles, Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling actress, receives an ...more
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LA to Vegas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Las Vegas
Dylan McDermott, Ed Weeks, Peter Stormare
L.A. to Vegas (Fox, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Lon Zimmet. Set on the Friday night flight from LAX to Vegas and the returning flight on Sunday, it follows a group of underdogs trying ...more
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Crime Story is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Las Vegas
Dennis Farina, Bill Smitrovich, Steve Ryan
Crime Story is an American television drama, created by Gustave Reininger and Chuck Adamson, that premiered in 1986 and ran for two seasons on NBC. The executive producer was Michael Mann, who ...more
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Las Vegas
Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads
This show is an American drama television series that premiered on CBS on October 6, 2000. The show was created by Anthony E. Zuiker and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. It is filmed primarily at ...more
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Tilt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Las Vegas
Michael Madsen, Eddie Cibrian, Chris Bauer
Tilt is a U.S. TV series set against the backdrop of the World Championship of Poker tournament in Las Vegas, and with the tagline "You're playing poker. They're playing you." The ...more
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Lucky is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Las Vegas
Craig Robinson, John Corbett, Dan Hedaya
Lucky is an American dark comedy television series which ran for one season on FX in 2003. The show starred John Corbett as Michael "Lucky" Linkletter, a professional poker player and ...more
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Buddy Faro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Las Vegas
Buddy Faro Dennis Farina, Charles Robinson, Frank Whaley
Buddy Faro is an American crime drama starring Dennis Farina that aired from September 25, 1998 to December 4, 1998 on CBS.
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The Strip is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Las Vegas
The Strip Stacey Dash, Sean Patrick Flanery, Alexis Arquette
The Strip is a short-lived American action drama series which aired on the UPN television network during the 1999-2000 season.
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Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Las Vegas
Josh Duhamel, James Caan, James Lesure
Las Vegas is an American television series broadcast by NBC from September 22, 2003 to February 15, 2008. The show focuses on a team of people working at the fictional Montecito Resort & ...more
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Father of the Pride is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Las Vegas
John Goodman, Carl Reiner, Danielle Harris
Father of the Pride is an American adult animated television series that began broadcasting on NBC on August 31, 2004 and was part of a short-lived trend of CGI series in prime-time network TV. ...more
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Hearts Are Wild is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Las Vegas
Hearts Are Wild Jon Polito, Catherine Mary Stewart, David Beecroft
Hearts Are Wild is an American drama series that aired on CBS on Fridays at 10:00 p.m Eastern time from January 10, 1992 to March 13, 1992. The series was filmed on location in Las Vegas, ...more
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The Tortellis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Las Vegas
Dan Hedaya, Mandy Ingber, Jean Kasem
The Tortellis is an American sitcom that aired from January to May 1987 on NBC. The first spin-off of the hit series Cheers, The Tortellis stars Dan Hedaya and Jean Kasem.
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The Watcher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Las Vegas
Sir Mix-a-Lot, Bobbie Phillips
The Watcher is an American anthology drama series that premiered on UPN in January 1995, during the network's inaugural season. The series aired Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m Eastern time.
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Nasty Boys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Las Vegas
Nasty Boys Dennis Franz, Nia Peeples, Benjamin Bratt
Nasty Boys is a television action drama series based on the real life Narcotics Officers of the North Las Vegas Police Department. It follows the 1989 film Nasty Boys.
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Blansky's Beauties is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Las Vegas
Scott Baio, Pat Morita, Nancy Walker
Blansky's Beauties is an American sitcom which aired on the ABC network in 1977. The main character of the series was introduced in an episode of Happy Days, and the show is thus a spin-off.