Dennis Quaid in new show Vegas
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Vegas comes to Santa Clarita

Dennis Quaid and Jason O’Mara star in the new CBS TV show “Vegas,” which is re-creating the Vegas strip of the 1960s at Santa Clarita Studios.  (Kirk McKoy, Los Angeles Times)
The series, based on the exploits of a fourth-generation rancher charged with bringing order to Las Vegas in the 1960s, is not being filmed in Nevada, but in northern Los Angeles County at the Santa Clarita Studios.  (Kirk McKoy, Los Angeles Times)
Crew members have built a replica of the original 1960s Vegas strip, including a full-sized casino, jail and sheriff’s station, for a cost of about $1.8 million.  (Kirk McKoy, Los Angeles Times)
Production designer Carey Meyer shows slot machines on the casino floor. (Kirk McKoy, Los Angeles Times)
Dennis Quaid waits in front of the Golden Nugget. To make the street as authentic as possible, set designers relied on old photographs of casinos like the Golden Nugget and watched clips from famous Vegas movies.  (Kirk McKoy, Los Angeles Times)
Carrie-Anne Moss walks with Dennis Quaid on the set. (Kirk McKoy, Los Angeles Times)
Executive Producer Authur Sarkissian talks to actor Dennis Quaid on the set. The series, which debuts Sept. 25 on CBS, is one of only a handful of new network dramas filming in Los Angeles this season.  (Kirk McKoy, Los Angeles Times)