The Strip
GenreAction drama
Created by
Written by
Directed by
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Executive producers
Production locationsLas Vegas, Nevada
  • Christopher Faloona
  • Andres L. Porras
  • Ron Spring
  • Rick Tuber
  • Kerry Michael Tym
Running time60 minutes
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseOctober 12, 1999 (1999-10-12) –
July 7, 2000 (2000-07-07)

The Strip is an American action drama series created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, which aired on UPN from October 12, 1999 to July 7, 2000, during the 1999–2000 television season. The drama series was produced by Silver Pictures Television, Millar Gough Ink and Warner Bros. Television.


Sean Patrick Flanery and Guy Torry portray former Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department detectives who are hired by the owner of Caesars Palace to serve as "troubleshooters" protecting his interests.

The series was cancelled after nine episodes, with a tenth episode airing months later in July 2000.



No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Games Without Frontiers"October 12, 1999 (1999-10-12)
2"Send Me an Angel"October 19, 1999 (1999-10-19)
3"Murder by Numbers"October 26, 1999 (1999-10-26)
4"Winner Takes It All"November 2, 1999 (1999-11-02)
5"Even Better Than the Real Thing"November 9, 1999 (1999-11-09)
6"Use Your Illusion"November 16, 1999 (1999-11-16)
7"We Will Rock You"November 23, 1999 (1999-11-23)
8"Money for Nothing"December 14, 1999 (1999-12-14)
9"I Wear My Sunglasses at Night"January 11, 2000 (2000-01-11)
10"Pilot"July 7, 2000 (2000-07-07)


The Strip was picked up by UPN as a series in March 1999. It was created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, who served as executive producers alongside Joel Silver.[1][2]

The series was shot during 1999, at various locations in the Las Vegas Valley,[3][4][5] including the real Caesars Palace resort. Other locations used throughout the series included the Stratosphere resort, Eldorado Dry Lake, and a warehouse in Henderson, Nevada that served as a soundstage facility.[3][6][7][4] The series premiered on October 12, 1999,[5][8] and was canceled six weeks later.[4][9]


Ray Richmond of Variety wrote: "As shallow and contrived as The Strip often proves to be, there is also something wonderful about a show that ain't afraid to wear its testosterone and aggression on its sleeve".[8]


  1. ^ Hontz, Jenny (March 10, 1999). "UPN orders WB TV pilot from Silver". Variety. Retrieved December 28, 2021.
  2. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (August 6, 1999). "UPN's silver lining". Variety. Retrieved December 28, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Cling, Carol (September 20, 1999). "HBO ends filming installments of 'Taxicab Confessions'". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Archived from the original on October 5, 2000.
  4. ^ a b c Cling, Carol (November 29, 1999). "UPN cancels 'Strip'; filming concludes this week". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Archived from the original on January 22, 2001.
  5. ^ a b Cling, Carol (October 11, 1999). "Carradine hopes TV movie turns into regular series". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Archived from the original on October 30, 2000.
  6. ^ Cling, Carol (September 27, 1999). "Fall TV season keeps Vegas hopping with business". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Archived from the original on April 30, 2001.
  7. ^ Cling, Carol (November 1, 1999). "'Blind Date' captures adventures of five local couples". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Archived from the original on August 23, 2000.
  8. ^ a b Richmond, Ray (October 12, 1999). "The Strip". Variety. Retrieved December 28, 2021.
  9. ^ Wolk, Josh (November 24, 1999). "The Artist announces a '1999' New Year's Eve concert". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 28, 2021.