NBC Bets on Fifth Season of Las Vegas

Lady Luck is on their side.

NBC has ordered a fifth season of veteran drama series Las Vegas, picking up the series for 2007-08.

The early renewal comes as a bit of a surprise, as the Peacock had previously reduced the episode count of this season of Las Vegas to 17 episodes, rather than the traditional 22.

The series, created by Gary Scott Thompson, follows an elite surveillance team tasked with overseeing security of one of the largest casinos in Las Vegas. It stars James Caan, Josh Duhamel, Molly Sims, Nikki Cox, James Lesure, and Vanessa Marcil.

With the news of an early renewal, Las Vegas joins fellow NBC series Heroes, The Office, My Name is Earl, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which have all received full season renewals for 2007-08.

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Jace is an LA-based television development and acquisitions junior exec who watches way too much television for his own good and would love a TiVo for every room in the house. (He’s halfway there.) His blog, Televisionary, can be found at