Nancy Grace, who will debut her CBS-distributed syndicated series "Swift Justice with Nancy Grace" today, Sept. 13, 2010, tells the Hollywood Reporter that she’s not trying to replace "Judge Judy."
"No one can replace "Judge Judy." She’s the gold standard," Grace says. CBS distributes both shows.
Grace says she didn’t at first understand the concept of "the next generation of courtrooms," but what it means is the program uses "giant monitors that essentially turn into electronic witness stands, where we have witnesses — experts — joining us from all over the country."
Asked if she’s concerned her show might keep someone from getting a fair trial, Grace responds, "I have two syllables for you: O.J.! Look at all the analysis of that case, and he still walked on double murder. Believe me, that jury isn’t paying any attention to what I or any other talking head has to say about the case."