'Nancy Grace' among new CNN Headline series

Thursday, January 13th 2005, 10:27 am
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A nightly talk show with legal analyst Nancy Grace and a live program with entertainment news will be part of CNN Headline's revamped prime-time lineup.

The Atlanta-based news channel announced yesterday that ``Showbiz Tonight,'' ``Nancy Grace'' and the summary newscast ``Prime News Tonight'' will air back-to-back-to-back from 7 to 10 p-m Eastern Standard Time on weeknights beginning February 21st.

Grace joined Court TV Nancy Grace joined Court TV from the Fulton County District Attorney's Office in Atlanta.

The executive vice president of CNN News Group -- Ken Jautz -- says the shift in programming reflects the abundance of news available to viewers during the day. He says audiences want more in-depth reporting during the evening.

Grace and her guests will examine legal issues, prominent trials and cases involving those who may have been wrongly convicted. The show airs at 8 p-m.

She also will continue anchoring live daily trial coverage on Court TV's ``Closing Argument.''

Capping the lineup is ``Prime News Tonight'' with anchors Erica Hill and Mike Galanos. It was described as an ``analytical look'' at the day's news.