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Quaid says writing reason for TV return

1 of 1 Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis
Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis

Film star Dennis Quaid has said the quality of writing is the reason he has decided to return to television with his new series Vegas.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter the actor, who last appeared in a television series in 1977 in Baretta, said "A lot of the best writers are working in television."

The new CBS series is aiming to break the procedural mold with the drama which is set in the 1960s and sees Quaid playing real-life sheriff Ralph Lamb opposite a Chicago mob boss played by Michael Chiklis. The series will see Lamb working on a different case each week but the main theme will be the relationship between the two leads.

Quaid was speaking at the panel on Vegas at the Television Critics’ Association in Hollywood over the weekend where he was joined by co-star Chiklis and Irish actor Jason O’Mara who is also starring in the series.

Quaid continued "A lot of exciting things are happening now on television" adding "[Vegas] seemed really authentic and a chance to play a character and let him unfold over a long period of time."

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