NBC Bets on Las Vegas Season Five

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NBC has renewed its veteran drama series “Las Vegas” (Fridays, 9-10 p.m. ET) for a fifth high-rolling season through 2007-08, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment.

“The cast and producers have consistently given us what we want from ‘Las Vegas’ – pure entertainment – and we’re looking forward to another fun ride next season with the show,” said Reilly.

This season, “Las Vegas” is averaging a 2.8 rating, 8 share in adults 18-49 and 9.0 million viewers, to rank #1 in the Friday 9-10 p.m. (ET) hour in 18-49. “Las Vegas” has generated an 8 percent gain versus NBC’s year-ago non-sports rating in the time period.

From Gary Scott Thompson — the writer of the hit film The Fast and the Furious — “Las Vegas” is a fast-paced, sexy drama that follows an elite Las Vegas surveillance team charged with maintaining the security of one of “Sin City’s” largest resorts and casinos.

“Las Vegas,” currently in it’s fourth season, stars James Caan, Josh Duhamel, Molly Sims, Nikki Cox, James Lesure and Vanessa Marcil.

Thompson serves as executive producer along with Gardner Stern (NBC’s “Law & Order,” “NYPD Blue”), Justin Falvey (“Rescue Me”) Darryl Frank (“Rescue Me”), Matt Pyken (“Skin”) and Kim Newton (“The X-Files”) for this series from NBC Universal Television Studio and DreamWorks Television.

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