Grace decided to leave the syndicated show after production was set to move from Atlanta to Los Angeles. She also hosts the nightly HLN show, Nancy Grace, which is based in Atlanta.
"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 said. "I will miss the California sunshine for now, but I will be back soon."
Las Vegas Judge Jackie Glass will replace Grace as the host in Season 2. Glass presided over O.J. Simpson's armed robbery case.