It's been 17 years since NBC took a gamble on Las Vegas.
The soapy prime-time drama starred Josh Duhamel as Danny, a former Marine who's figuring out his personal life as he rises through the ranks at the Montecito Resort and Casino, a fictional high rollers playground that managed to pack in everything Sin City has to offer, from the games, showgirls and glamour to the tough guys, backroom deals and occasional untimely death, under one roof.
The show lasted for five seasons, with most of the cast sticking around for the duration, though new faces popped up here and there to keep things fresh, in addition to the endless parade of guest stars, including Alec Baldwin, Sylvester Stallone and Paris Hilton, and cameos from celebrities just passing through, like Jon Bon Jovi, Snoop Dogg and Vegas entertainment staples Criss Angel and the Blue Man Group.
Las Vegas was fun, it was over-the-top and it was packed with famous faces. And, especially as the plot twists got ever more twisted, it was a hoot. So what better way to spend the weekend than with an E! marathon of the hit series?!
That's right! The marathon begins today, Friday, Dec. 17 in the early morning and lasts all the way through Monday morning, Dec. 20 with the final episode airing at 10 a.m.
As Las Vegas fans are surely aware, the show lamentably ended on a cliffhanger because the writers had been planning on a sixth season that ultimately didn't happen.
But while we can't offer anything other than a hopeful "Danny and Delinda have a family and are doing great!" ahead of the marathon, we can certainly catch up on what members of the show's sprawling cast have been up to since they played their final hand.
Here's to five harrowing, heartwarming and sometimes hilarious seasons of Las Vegas.
(E! and NBC are both members of the NBCUniversal family.)