Grace wraps Court TV 'Arguments'


NEW YORK -- Nancy Grace will leave her daily Court TV show, "Closing Arguments" and the network that launched her TV career.

Grace, a former Georgia prosecutor who was hired by Court TV co-founder Steven Brill to co-host a show with Johnnie Cochran, worked for a decade at the channel. Sources said Grace had asked to be let out of her contract with Court TV to focus on her primetime legal show "Nancy Grace" on Headline News and charitable work.

"After 10 wonderful years at Court TV, I have decided to leave the network to focus on my Headline News program and my charitable endeavors," Grace said in a statement released by Turner Broadcasting System, which owns both Court TV and Headline News. "Court TV will always hold a special place in my heart."

Court TV said in a statement that she had asked to be let out of her contract, and that the channel agreed.

She's the second high-profile Court TV talent to leave the network in recent weeks. Catherine Crier's contract wasn't renewed.

Grace has been doing two shows a day since Headline News relaunched to great fanfare in 2005.