Television producers have been coming to the bright light city for decades to use this neon oasis as a backdrop for everything from crime shows to thrillers.  Here is a brief look at television shows that have used Las Vegas as a locale:

American Casino (2002)

Caesars Challenge (1993) 

Caesars 24/7 (2005) 

Crime Story (1987-1988)

Criss Angel Mindfreak (2005)

CSI (2000-)

Dr. Vegas (2004) 

Las Vegas (2003-) 

Nasty Boys (1990) 

The Night Stalker (1972)

Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974-1975) 

The Real World (2002) 

Vega$ (1978)

Vegas Showgirls: Nearly Famous 


Series that have shot episodes in Las Vegas: 

The Amazing Race

America's Most Wanted (1988)

The Apprentice (2004)

The Apprentice (2005) 

The Colgate Comedy Hour (Episode 5.25- 1950) 

Columbo: A Bird in the Hand (1992)

Cops (1989)

Dealer's Choice (1973) 

Friends (1994)

I Spy (1965)

The Incredible Hulk (1978) 

Inked (1975) 

The Jimmy Durante Show (Episode 2.23- 1954) 

The Lido de Paris (1975) 

Lucky (2003) 

The Nat King Cole Show (various - 1956) 

Omnibus (1967) 

Sammy and Company (1975) 

State Trooper (1956) 

Taxicab Confessions (1995) 

Tinseltown TV (2002) 

Toast of the Town (1948) 


Made for TV-Movies and Mini-Series set in Las Vegas: 

Banacek: A Million the Hard Way (1972)

Diva Las Vegas: Bette Midler in Concert (1997) 

Detour to Terror (1980) stars OJ Simpson 

Don King: Only in America (1997) 

Elvis (1979) 

Elvis and Me (1988) 

The Entertainers (1991) 

Flight of the Black Angel (1990) 

Girl's Night (1998) 

Happily Ever After (1982) 

Human Feelings (1978) 

The Last Don (1997)

Las Vegas Caper (1984) includes shots of Vegas World

The Las Vegas Strip War ( 1984) Rock Hudson's final film.

MacShayne: Final Roll of the Dice (1984) 

McMillan and Wife: All Bets Off (1976) 

Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All (1989) 

Money Plays (1997)

Nasty Boys: Kill or Be Killed (1989) 

Nowhere to Run (1978) 

Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (1990) 

Pleasure Palace (1980) 

Portrait of a Showgirl (1982) 

The Rat Pack (1998)

Red Flag: The Ultimate Game (1981) 

Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas (1994) 

The Stand (1994) 

Stark (1985) includes shots of Fremont Street with the Mint and from the Strip, the Dunes

Stark: Mirror Image (1986)  includes shots of the Desert Inn, the Sands and the Castaways.

Subliminal Seduction (1996) 

Sugartime (1995) 

To Be the Best (1993)

Top of the World (1997) 

Tyson (1995) 

Vampirella (1996)

The Virginia Hill Story (1976) 

Viva Shaf Vegas (1987)

You Ruined My Life (1987) 

Documentaries about Las Vegas: 

The King and the Burger 

Modern Marvels

The Real Las Vegas 

The Story of Classic Las Vegas 



Additional sources: 

Mike Weatherford, Las Vegas Review Journal Entertainment Columnist

Internet Movie Database