Vegas TV Show
80's TV Show Facts for Vegas
Television Show Summary
The 80's TV show Vegas chronicles the world of Vietnam vet turned Las Vegas private investigator Dan Tanna.
TV Show Plot For Vegas
In the action/drama TV series Vegas, private eye Dan Tanna (Robert Urich) lives in a warehouse apartment behind the Desert Inn in Las Vegas, Nevada and drives a classic Thunderbird.
Cast of Vegas TV Show
Robert Urich - Dan Tanna
Trivia for the TV Show VegasThe name of Vegas' main character Dan Tanna was taken from a favorite restaurant of series creator Aaron Spelling's in Santa Monica named Dan Tana's.
The Vegas character Dan Tanna first appeared in an episode of Charlie's Angels aptly titled Angels In Vegas.
80's TV Show Facts:
The TV Show Vegas was televised from 09/20/1978 to 06/10/1981, on the ABC network.
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The show aired on Wednesdays, leading in to Charlie's Angels. I was Robert Urich's photo double and stand-in for most of the episodes and the complete 79 season. It was on for three seasons, and remained number 1 in it's time slot all three years.
#1 - Mark Preston - 12/30/2006 - 12:32
Mark, thanks for the additional info on the show. It must have been cool to be involved in the series with Robert Urich!
#2 - KC - 12/30/2006 - 14:27
Vega$ T.V. Show
I was wondering if they are ever going to release a Vega$ Seasons DVD. The show was so popular, I loved it. It would be a shame not to have the complete seasons on DVD. Let me know if you find out anything.
#3 - Jeff - 03/25/2007 - 23:48
Who can I contact to beg for the release of Vegas on DVD?? That drek with James Caan has already been released..............
#4 - richard shapiro - 04/24/2007 - 19:28
I too want the series Vegas on DVD with Robert Urich.When will it be here and how long will we all have to wait?
#5 - email@example.com - 04/26/2007 - 04:51
I'm with you....when are they going to release Vega$ on dvd? I have all of the Starsky & Hutch episodes, but Tanna is my favorite!
#6 - Susan - 04/30/2007 - 18:14
Huge fan of the show!!!!
Please release on DVD would love to see the show again.
#7 - Mike - 05/12/2007 - 18:29
vegas starring robert urich
I would love to see this show released on DVD. It was a great show.
#8 - debbie formby - 05/15/2007 - 11:03
great show please release on dvd
#9 - reg whitnell - 05/16/2007 - 07:34
Great series, Urich's charactor, made me want to be a P.I......so I are.... I even lived in Vegas 1991-1996. no I am a board cretified criminal investigator.
#10 - M. Smith a.k.a. "Dann Tanna" - 05/27/2007 - 20:22
ALSO I LOVE THIS SERIES... WHEN THE DVD????
#11 - sandra - 05/31/2007 - 16:16
Vegas IS out on dvd
All three seasons of Vegas are out on dvd already.
#12 - Mia - 06/11/2007 - 14:37
Please release Vegas.
#13 - paul - 06/28/2007 - 07:08
No Las Vegas collection is complete without Dan Tanna's Vega$
Amazon doesn't list this series among planned releases to DVD. This thread demonstrates a demand. I can't believe there's a bigger audience for "Who's the Boss," which is out on DVD, than for this vintage Las Vegas hit. Please pass the word... there's $ to be made with Vega$!
#14 - Cathleen Collins - 07/08/2007 - 15:33
I've seen it advertised as available
Greetings all. I too would love to have the entire collection of the series. I have seen it available online, and will try to locate it again. As for being Robert Urich's photo double and stand-in...it was great. I still wear the diamond ring he gave me on my last day on the set. He was a great man, and a wonderful actor.
#15 - Mark Preston - 07/18/2007 - 23:49
We are putting together a Dan Tanna Vegas 30 year reunion that will include cast members, producers, writers, directors.
It will be open to the public and will be in Las Vegas Oct, 4 -5, 2008. The website for the event will be up and operating by mid August www.dantannavegas.com
If you need additional information you can contact Mike Talkington (720) 988-4898
#16 - Michael Talkington - 07/25/2007 - 15:58
This was a brilliant show in the 80's! I plan to be at the re union next year as part of a tour of the states. Where can I get more info?
#17 - Scottish Fan - 09/11/2007 - 20:45
I would like to purchase all the episodes with Dan Tanna (Robert Ulrich). To have with my collection. Since I own a 1955 Thunderbird. Since I think it would be a Big Plus on having such a fine Actor as (Robert) To have in my collection.
#18 - Brad Pearson - 10/03/2007 - 15:27
i live in the uk and would like to purchase the vegas dvd set i am a huge fan of robert ulrich and im visiting the usa in march 08 please does anyone know if i can purchase in memphis or florida thanks
#19 - ann-marie - 10/17/2007 - 16:59
veag$ tv show
I've been looking forever for it on DVD and only a bootleg copy comes from the UK. Any New news on release. I miss it and Matt Houston. how about reuns during writers strike millons would love this.RIP Mr. Urich
#20 - Roxie - 11/10/2007 - 13:13
Groing up in Vegas in the 70s Dan Tanna was my idol. I will never forget I was about 6 and saw him being filmed in the T-Bird. I too would like to purchase the DVD set.
#21 - Charlie - 11/21/2007 - 10:06
I saw this show for the first time in 1996 when it aired to actually get to watch this show when it was new in thon FX back when they played old good shows, I loved this show and have been looking high and low for it to come out on DVD, too bad I wasnt a few years older and actually got to see it when it was new in the late 70's early 80's, unfortuneatly I wasnt born yet but I loved the show when I got to see it on tv in the mid 90's, hopefully it comes out on dvd soon! When you see what has been released on DVD it makes you wonder why a gem like this isnt out yet?
#22 - Stew - 11/24/2007 - 12:27
Filmed by accident
I am sure this is the show that filmed our camper when we were in Vegas by mistake there was no missing us, a red white and blue jeep with pop can patch on the whole side of our camper where we scraped a building. But we were there in 1976, and you all are saying 1978 for the year of filming... hmmm. Curious. We actually saw the show after we got back to Alaska and saw ourselves driving down the road.
#23 - Jo Poindexter - 12/11/2007 - 13:31
ANY UPDATED INFO ON A DVD RELEASE?
I saw an ad for a box set online somewhere for about 200 bucks.
Too steep for me--so I just saved it in my 'favorites'.
I just checked it and the site WITH the ad is gone.
....and im 200 bucks richer.
Does anybody have ANY info about a dvd?/
You can email me here if u like:
#24 - victor - 12/16/2007 - 20:46
Vega$-Show and DVD's
In response to 'Jo Poindexter's' comment above, "Vega$" was on from 1978 to 1981, so if you were in Vegas in 1976...I'm sorry to say that I don't think your camper was used on the show. They didn't start production until 1978.
The DVD's being sold online are copies of syndicated episodes from the old fx airings. It is the complete show (all 68 episodes/3 seasons) but it takes FOREVER to get them--and the packaging job is bad. There's a big chance of the DVD's and box covers being crushed, like mine were! The actual DVD's are okay, but the box covers are in pretty bad shape. They're supposedly sending me replacements.
If you want to chance this, I will admit it's awesome to see this show once again. Also--it was a 1957 Thunderbird and not a 1955 one, as someone above stated.
#25 - Drew - 01/07/2008 - 15:33
VEGA$ on DVD
!!!WARNING!!! Do not buy the DVD's sold on line.. They are a rip off. most of the discs skip or stop in the middle. I called many time to get replacements..They keep stringing me along. It has been over a year, I still do not have replacements !!Do not waste your money" wait till they come out in the store.
#26 - Al - 02/13/2008 - 15:38
I have the only DVD that I could find...but it is just burned discs from the episodes aired on FX. As a true DVD been released. The quality of my discs are very poor.
#27 - John Richard - 02/21/2008 - 19:15
Always enjoyed Robert Urich's work about as much as anyone's in the genre. Still remember watching a footchase scene for Vegas that was being shot in San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza, on the escalators, around late '79.
#28 - Vince Carty - 03/13/2008 - 21:33
Hi..Loved this show as welll, husband and I were talking about the "old" vegas shows w/ Dan Tanna, and wondering why doesnt any cable channel air these??? anyone know?
Would be cool watching these again.
The new one isnt as cool anymore w/o James Cannn on it.
#29 - Lori - 03/24/2008 - 19:00
VEGA$ DVDs on line
DO NOT WASTE YOUR $$$ ON THE DVDs THAT ARE SOLD ON LINE. THEY ARE ARE A RIP OFF. VERY POORLY DONE. SOME DISCS SKIP SOME STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF A EPISODE.
#30 - Al - 04/11/2008 - 17:06
My partner remembers the show but thinks that Dan Tanna had a lion. Is this true or can someone explain where he got this idea from.
#31 - Kaz - 04/11/2008 - 19:01
Still love to watch the opening credits. Best theme song ever written. Those were the days when Vegas was a real entertainment center, not the family theme park it's become. Like all of you I would love to see the series released on DVD from a reputable outlet. Lemme know if it ever happens. R.I.P. Rober Urich, you were one of the best.
#32 - Bob A - 04/12/2008 - 20:42
Vega$ TV series Robert Urich Great show
This is perhaps one of the greatest shows of that era. Robert Urich was a great actor and this was by far his greatest role and show. This show needs to be released on DVD ASAP for fans such as us and for youngsters to relive the great show and see how Vegas was in the old days, not the junk it is today. Dan Tanna...RIP
#33 - AC - 04/20/2008 - 16:46
Vega$ coming to non-bootlegged DVD?
A couple of things. It's possible that Mr. Urichs Estate is holding the rights to re-release onto DVD, although that is a longshot. It just seems with all of the current DVD's being released that this one has been passed up, especially since Aaron Spelling produced it. It was a great show, and a Great time to be in Vegas. To experience what Vegas "used to be all about. It wasn't nicknamed "Sin City" for nothing! Now seriously....BRING ON THE DVD COLLECTION! I had forgotten about this show until yesterday because there are no reruns on ANY of my 300+ premium cable channels in Socal for at least the last 13 years. There was a time when FX and KDOC did air these shows, but it has been a long time since. This show and Wild Wild West were my two favorite TV shows of all time. WWW is on DVD already, so it is time to
BRING OUT VEGA$! pleeeeease....haha
#34 - Tom Slick - 05/20/2008 - 11:56
All copies appear to be coming from Russia.
If you buy them they are expensive, of dubious quality, and the parties that are due royalties on these bootlegs do not get their share of the money.
Robrt Urich's Family included.
Please release the DVD!!
Is there still an Aaron Spelling Productions even though he has passed away?????
#35 - Richard Shapiro - 05/22/2008 - 19:57
vega$ Robert Urich
i love this series, it was the best program of its time.HOPE some cable channel looks at these comments and airs it someday soon.I was in 1 epasode when he ( dan ) and wayne newton were loading old cars into a tralior and for about 20 sec. its dan,wayne, and myself on the screen just as plane as day. my phone didnt stop ringing at home everyone i know was watching it and saw me.I'D LOVE TO SEE THAT AGAIN,thanks for reading my comments. robert urich r.i.p #37- joe nasca sr. 5/31/08
#36 - joe nasca sr. - 05/31/2008 - 14:26
WHEN WILL THIS BE RELEASED ON DVD? Not soon enough for all of the fans! Huge money in the release of this series on DVD. I have had this discussion with SO many people who want to buy this series on DVD. There are a lot of series out on DVD that can't hold a torch to VEGA$. May the powers at be release this already!
#37 - Lyn Robinson - 06/24/2008 - 16:51
Where can I get a copy of or hear the amazing theme song to the 80s show Vegas?
Did searches to find a clip of the theme song from the 80s TV show from aaron spelling "vegas".. cant seem to find it anywhere.. all the most bizarre things come up when I do the search.. Any suggestions?
#38 - Richard - 06/30/2008 - 15:46
Question to those who got dubbed by funky Dan Tanna Vegas DVD. Did they come from ioffer.com?
#39 - Nan - 07/02/2008 - 14:40
I really miss "Vegas" with Robert Urich
Will Borders ever carry vegas for purchase?
Since if one would attempt to order it, it is on backorder from certain companies over the Internet?
#40 - Tiffany Neshai Bush - 07/08/2008 - 13:28
#41 - victor - 07/27/2008 - 19:47
when his vega$ coming out in store that was my favor show when i was a kid thank you very much
#42 - karldegrasse - 10/08/2008 - 17:04
Will someone at least put it back on in reruns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#43 - Debbie - 10/10/2008 - 21:47
Has anybody out there purchased vega$ on dvd or vhs that is of pretty good quality? If so from where?
#44 - Tracey - 10/17/2008 - 11:44
Vega$ - DVD?
We should start a petition. This was my favourite show when I was a kid, and would dearly love to see this again. I refuse to shell for the bootleg DVDs, and would love it if the powers that be release this absolute gem on DVD for us fans!
#45 - Wayne - 10/29/2008 - 16:13
Bring back Vegas
I too remember this as a kid, I used to love the show and always said i'd visit there one day mommy!, well 30 years and 5 visits later its changed alot from the series, but still has that same feel, bring back the series in the UK!, or a dvd release
#46 - Paul - 11/08/2008 - 08:17
I have copied the show on vhs back in the mid 80's from a poor quality antenna. But I sure would like to see the series come out on good quality dvd's. i do own the pilot to Vegas when Dan Tanna owned a yellow corvette.
#47 - Steve Dahl - 11/24/2008 - 15:52
hey everyone. i am so glad to see that mr. urich\'s alive in everyone\'s memory. i actually cried when i found out he died.
i want the dvd collection, too. and spenser, as well.
as for the lion...kaz, i believe asked..there WAS an episode when he drove around with a lion. it wasn\'t his pet, but he did have one in the car. my parents were in vegas while he was filming the show (not that lion episode) and got me his sutograph....and greg norris.....it is one of my prized possessions. i loved him.
how do we get a petition going for the dvd set?????
#48 - marie - 11/29/2008 - 20:27
Quick update on that Vega$ dvd set I have
I have just taken the time to go to a Vega$ episode list. I wrote them all down, and compared them with all episodes on my discs. All episodes are accounted for. The pilot episode does appear on disc #8, along with the last two episodes from season #1. Out of place sure, but still there.
#49 - Scott - 11/30/2008 - 11:40
what 's taking so long ,why we cant buy the TVshow in our citys
whats taking so long ,why can't we buy the complete70'sVEGA$series on dvd in our dvd stores in our citys? and why we have to buy on-line. please if any one knows where I can get it in calf.thanks
#50 - robert - 12/29/2008 - 17:37
why can't i download this for free?
please, even for watching in the intenet only i'll be very grateful. thanks....
#51 - susan wu - 01/01/2009 - 07:57
Pool Table Scene
Which episode was the one with Dan staked out on the pool table?
#52 - Don - 02/08/2009 - 10:48
Hi Vegas Fans - please help me if you can. I remember a one specific show where at the end, Dan was on a boat on a lake, and the closing song was sung by Wayne Newton. I don't remember the plot, but I remember that the song really touched me. Now many years later, I am wondering what that song was. If anyone out there has the DVD's and know of this episode, can you give me any information as to the name of the song or just maybe some lyrics so I can find it?
#53 - Mandy - 02/08/2009 - 12:03
i have all the dvd for 3 year now
i got them on vhs and put on dvd got them on fx long time ago
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#55 - Noble - 04/01/2009 - 02:17
Vegas The Tv Series With Robert Urich
I am trying to purchase a dvd called vegas with Robert Urich, I have found Web Sites with this series on, but when I try to buy the series it won't let me can any one help
#56 - Julie - 05/07/2009 - 04:15
In agreement with Julie. I also tried to purchase it on line but it won't let me buy the series. HELP ANYONE!!!
#57 - Lauren - 05/08/2009 - 05:19
To echo so many here, I to enjoyed Mr. Urich's movies and TV shows. I have most of his videos but have not been able to locate VEGA$. TV.COM has a complete listing of all 3 seasons but no info on videos (in any format). The only two ways I can think of getting results is for everyone here to write AMAZON.COM or locate one of the co-stars (such as AVERY BROOKS - played HAWK in SPENCER)who may be able to forward word that there's a lot of money to be made selling VEGA$ flicks. We also need a website to amass in Mr. Urich's name. Alas
I have no talent or money for such endeavor.
Best of luck to us all in the search. MW,FL.
#58 - Mike - 06/01/2009 - 23:03
like most of t.v. series their seems to be, no
reason not to release VEGAS to DVD. I have read all of the comments about VEGAS,and wonder why the people who are in control don't
If anyone is listening PLEASE respond to us,
#59 - r.h.atherley - 07/14/2009 - 13:45
hi R.H.Atherley, did you see my listing before your one
#60 - jason - 07/18/2009 - 16:20
I was just going to plead for the show Vega$ to appear on DVD when I saw the above comment that it will be released on Oct. 20 2009. All I can say is "what took so long?" I can remember watching Vega$ with my mom and we loved that show. Have been waiting and waiting.....
#61 - lynn - 09/04/2009 - 19:14
No One Like Him Ever.................
FINALLY!!! I can't express enough just how excited I was to purchase the first season. Seems like I've waited a lifetime for this dvd release. Hope the remaining seasons will be released very soon as well. I love Dan Tanna as much today as I did when I was a kid. Sexiest P.I. Ever - not to mention a Cool Car, a Great Theme Song and really interesting story lines. Look down and smile big for all your fans Robert - you were and are still truly loved!!! R.I.P.
#62 - Sydney - 10/25/2009 - 08:02
VEGA$ - Theme
Richard was in search of the theme from VEGA$ - OK here goes. The theme, composed by Domenic Frontiere, was featured on two CD's: TELEVISION'S GREATEST HITS VOL. 6: REMOTE CONTROL (TV Toons), and CRIME STOPPERS (PRIVATE EYES) (Rhino). To my knowledge, both of those discs are out of print; check Amazon.com for availability.
#63 - Lex - 11/15/2009 - 12:49
Netflix has the first 8 shows out now, 2 discs. They also have 4 TV movie episodes of SPENSOR, but none from the regular show. Hope they will put out the full episodes of Spensor and Vegas as i too am a huge fan.
#64 - david - 01/01/2010 - 08:07
Vegas TV theme
You can get a quick "fix" of the Vegas series theme song from YouTube- just input Vegas TV series. They play two different vresions of the intro with the song, although it's not the entire song it's still great. Enjoy!!
#65 - Slik44 - 01/02/2010 - 17:59
Vega$ the way it should be.
I just receiced the first season for Christmas and have watched the first four of 11 episodes. Im taking my time and really enjoying it. Most of the street scenes of the strip are in daylight. Im very ready for the remaining 57 episodes.
RIP Robert, we are saviouring your talent.
#66 - Postman Paul - 01/04/2010 - 16:22
I loved watching the show Vegas,
I also loved Robert Urich othe show,
Spencer for hire.
#67 - Patti - 01/17/2010 - 16:03
Bought the First season volume one .The first eleven shows. Does anybody know when volume 2 will be released.
Can't wait for the rest to come out
#68 - richard flinchum - 02/06/2010 - 01:45
i recently got season1volume2 and volume1 from amazon.ca they are great when tv was worth watching hope they put out more of the retro tv shows
#69 - darren h - 02/11/2010 - 23:45
I have to go look for the DVD. The T-Bird in the opening credits was my car. I helped my father recondition that car. He is now deceased, and it will mean a lot to my family. Thank you for the information!
#70 - Bobbi Curtis - 03/20/2010 - 23:40
hi to all vega$ fans i allways used to watch this programe every week when i was a child it was brillant show as i live in the UK does enybody now where i can get vega$ on region 2 dvd thanks john ps REST IN PEACE ROBERT
#71 - john wiggins - 03/28/2010 - 10:43
you can find vegas at a computer store called frys we have them here in houston Tx
#72 - caroline - 12/20/2010 - 14:41
Vegas Fan Forever
I found a very reliable and reputable company that sells Vega$ DVDs as well as other TV Series DVDs that you can get at a competitive price. If anyone is interested, let me know.
I was very sad to see Vega$ end prematurely. I want that series to go on for at least a few more seasons. I always enjoyed watching Robert Urich playing Dan Tanna. I also enjoyed watching Tony Curtis playing Roth. I have been to Las Vegas numerous times over the last 10 years and know the exact spot where Dan Tanna lived near Circus Circus. Las Vegas has changed a lot since Vega$ was being filmed. The Desert Inn is no longer around anymore.
Who else are diehard Vega$ fans on this board?
#73 - nelsonn - 12/24/2010 - 23:42
Intro theme music
i loved the intro music. if anyone has the link pls post.
#74 - ruleworld - 12/31/2010 - 22:27
intro theme music
well found in a minute!
Thanks to post #63 Lex and youtube search.
#75 - ruleworld - 12/31/2010 - 22:30
Mi favorito y busco la serie del Dr. Quinn (hombre) de los 70s
ERA MI SERIE FAVORITA, CON EL GALAN DE ESOS TIEMPOS ROBERT URICH, ASI MISMO ESTOY TRATANDO DE VER EN INTERNET EN ESOS MISMOS TIEMPOS SALIA EL DR. QUINN, Y SALE LA DRA. QUINN (MUJER), PLATICO CON AMIGOS Y NO LO RECUERDAN, ESPERO QUE ALGUIEN ME COMENTE SI SE ACUERDAN DE ESTE MEDICO, LE HAGO VER A MIS HIJOS DE ESTE INTELIGENTE Y ALEGRE MEDICO LO CONTRARIO AL DR. HOUSE
#76 - Zezatti - 01/02/2011 - 21:36
ERA UNA HERMOSA SERIE,Y ERA UN GRAN GALAN.
#77 - MARCELO - 02/18/2011 - 18:09
Remember that in one episode Wayne Newton hires Tanna on retainer to the Aladdin. In the few shows after that episode nothing is mentioned to that fact.
Urich on a talk show during the year announced that Newton is added to the series. But the show cancelled I think before the actually got to shooting. How could ABC do this with the possibility of a major audience of Newton lovers on the horizon? We probably would have been looking at a seven or eight year run if the the show if the idiot-ABC executives wouldn't have pulled the plug at that moment.
#78 - Marc - 03/28/2011 - 20:41
DAN TANNA ON MASSAGE TABLE
Does anyone remember which episode Dan goes for a massage and the masseur twists his arm.. tries to kill him??
#79 - marc - 09/11/2011 - 19:59
theme song from the tv series vegas
i would like to know what the name of the theme song from the hit series vegas so i can download to my phone
#80 - laura bacon - 10/13/2011 - 21:25
Escuchar el tema musical de la serie de los 80 Las Vegas
Quiero ver el video musical de la serie de los 80 Las Vegas, donde Robert Urich era el Detective Dan Tanna, excelente serie y un extraordinario Actor, Robert Urich, Q.E.P-D.-
#81 - Ender Romero - 12/05/2011 - 21:21
Vega$ Theme Song
The name of the Vega$ theme song is.....Vega$ -lol- it's available for download on Amazon.com and the artist is "The Spelding's Jazz Orchestra". I just downloaded it. Best 99 cents I've ever spent.
#82 - Cindy - 06/16/2012 - 00:00
where can i buy this forgotten gem , vegas compatible with region 2 , i live in england and cant find it anywhere .
#83 - jon - 02/04/2013 - 05:51
I have been trying to find out who did the theme song for Vegas. Any help would be awesome. Thanks.
#84 - Richard Wood - 10/13/2013 - 15:44