Networks cash in on Vegas shows

Michael Chiklis, left, and Dennis Quaid, right, star in "Vegas."

Michael Chiklis, left, and Dennis Quaid, right, star in "Vegas."

Steve Tilley, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:38 PM ET

Sin sells. So it makes sense that an entire city of sin - a Sin City, if you will - would offer such a fertile (or sometimes fetid) breeding ground for our TV entertainment.

Vegas, airing tonight on Global and CBS, is a 1960s period drama starring Dennis Quaid as a new sheriff clashing with a Chicago mob boss (played by The Shield's Michael Chiklis) who is setting up gambling operations in the fledgling desert city.

But what happens in Vegas rarely stays in Vegas, at least when it comes to TV. Here's a look at other shows that have been prominently set in the city of second chances.

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