That was swift, indeed: Nancy Grace is exiting her syndicated courtroom series Swift Justice with Nancy Grace after only one season. In a statement released by CBS Television Distribution on Tuesday, Grace attributed her departure to the move of the show’s production to Los Angeles from Atlanta, where she resides with her family and also hosts HLN’s Nancy Grace. “I am so proud of the work we have done on Swift Justice,” she said. “Leaving such a successful show was a tough decision, but, with the increased requirements of the production’s relocation to Los Angeles, it became challenging to balance my most important job – mother to John David and Lucy – back home.”
Grace’s replacement for next season will be Jackie Glass, a state District Court judge from Nevada who presided over O.J. Simpson’s 2008 armed robbery trial. Swift Justice, which recently earned a Daytime Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program category, is this season’s top-rated new first-run syndication series.