CNN's Nancy Grace will tackle her first prime-time acting role when she offers up faux legal commentary during the May 22 season finale of Law & Order: SVU. The guest-star-studded installment features, among others, Ludacris (reprising his role as Fin's stepson, on trial for killing a woman and her baby), Steven Weber (as his attorney) and Star Jones (as a legal commentator).
Question: We've seen in the previews that Jack opens a door and then water comes gushing out. Is this another hatch? Is this particular scene in the premiere?
It's a five-letter word that starts with H, but it's not "hatch." And yes, that particularly scene is in the premiere.
It's hard to imagine that Nancy Grace has ever met a defendant she didn't think was guilty. Fair and balanced she's not, and the prosecutor-turned-Court TV legal commentator (and victims' rights advocate) freely admits it.
"I've never pretended that I do not have an opinion," she says. "And people who pretend they don't are deceiving you." Now Grace is expanding her pulpit, with a book this spring (Objection!, written with TV Guide contributor Diane Clehane) and, starting Feb. 21, her own nightly show on CNN Headline News.
After successfully filling in for Larry King the past few years, Grace will lead a new lineup of programs aimed at bringing appointment viewers to CNN's ratings-deprived sister channel. Though she promises the series will include opposing views, she cautions, "Can I help it if they're wrong? No, I can't."