While "Vegas Strip" focuses on cops busting petty criminals (mostly for too much booze or drugs), it's great eye candy for anyone that craves to see Las Vegas. Unlike the Worst Vegas Mistake of 2012, this show takes place in the Las Vegas that most people know and love and not the homes of rich old broads nobody knows.
The first "star" of "Vegas Strip" was Sergeant Tom Jenkins who understood that this "Cops"-style show wasn't to be take too seriously. He's since made way for some younger up-and-coming fun cops. The younger, shaved head partners, officers Bill Steinmetz and Jason Torrey, have become the breakout stars of this season of "Vegas Strip." They're kind of goofy and seem to be ok with people peeing in the Bellagio Fountains if it makes for good fun TV. The hairless partners are easy to find as they're generally patrolling in front of a Caesars property with their bright yellow LVMPD polo shirts.
Besides the great Vegas scenery, "Vegas Strip" isn't based on one set of people. On any episode, stars of the show can range from police officers to random Vegas tourists that are caught doing something fun, stupid and/or illegal. Whatever the case, our DVR can't get enough!
Runner-up: Pawn Stars
The other Vegas TV show we still can't get enough of, even after three years, made stars out of a family of Vegas pawn store owners. Not only has celebreality star Rick Harrison taught us
it's really not worth it to bring anything to a pawn shop how to negotiate, he's inspired awesome memes and gave us a great drinking game, too. (C'mon, who hasn't chugged something when you've heard "buddy" during a Pawn Stars marathon?)
Not only do we have a few more seasons of seeing who will walk through those doors, 2013 will also bring Pawn Stars slots to the casino. Look for new shows to air next week starting Monday, January 7. We'll tell you when you'll need to bring a buddy with you to the casino floor.
(PHOTOS: TruTV, History Channel)