If you’ve been betting on NBC’s Las Vegas ever being available to stream, your payday is finally nigh.
TVLine has learned that the James Caan-led casino drama, which ran for five seasons from September 2003 to February 2008, will begin streaming on Peacock starting next Friday, Dec. 29.
Created by Gary Scott Thompson, Las Vegas followed the elite surveillance team charged with maintaining security at one of the Strip’s largest casinos, the fictional Montecito hotel. Said security team dealt with card counters, costly streaks of random luck and rival casinos stealing away high rollers.
Almost Love Boat-like, the main cast of characters was fleshed out with an entertainment coordinator, an all-knowing valet, a pit boss, and an elusive former competitor.
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The late James Caan starred as Ed Deline, the head of security for the Montecito, while Josh Duhamel (then of just All My Children) played Ed’s apprentice, Danny McCoy. The cast also included Nikki Cox (Unhappily Ever After) as events director Mary, James Lesure (The Rookie: Feds) as head valet Mike, Vanessa Marcil (General Hospital) as casino host/”whale” hunter Sam, Marsha Thomason (White Collar) as head pit boss Nessa, and Molly Simms (House of Style) as Ed’s daughter Delinda.
Recurring players included Cheryl Ladd (Charlie’s Angels) as Ed’s wife/Delinda’s mom Jillian, while Magnum, P.I. vet Tom Selleck’s A.J. Cooper took over as the Montecito’s owner in Season 5.
Las Vegas was so buzzy out of the gate that a Season 1 episode set the stage for a potential spinoff centered around the New Orleans Montecito, with film vet Dennis Hopper as the lead. “There was talk of that, but it just didn’t happen,” Hopper told me back in 2005. “It would have been an interesting show.”
Are you excited to finally be able to stream Las Vegas?