Lifetime to Bring Nancy Grace's 'Eleventh Victim' to TV
Nancy Grace, one-time district attorney and current host of her own self-named CNN series, is having her first fictional novel, Eleventh Victim, brought to the small screen, thanks to the Lifetime Movie Network.
The novel is loosely based on Grace's own life going back to her early life when she was a special prosecutor for the Atlanta-Fulton County's D.A.'s office. Her near-decade plus of service may not have happened had her fiance, Kevin Griffin, not been murdered during her college years. Originally intending to become an English professor; after the murder, Grace shifted gears to a career in justice.
The plot of Eleventh Victim revolves around an assistant D.A. whose fiance is murdered. Eventually, she moves to New York and begins anew as a therapist. Life is interrupted, though, when a man she prosecuted for killing prostitutes is released from prison and begins stalking her. Starring in this TV adaptation of the novel is Jennie Garth (Beverly Hills, 90210). Grace will definitely be involved with the production as she is one of the executive producers.
Grace told CNN that there are definite differences between her and her fictional self, Hailey Dean. Said Grace, "Hailey is a much better person than I am."
Grace continues to create controversy with her aggressive TV journalism, while also appearing as herself on several shows. Most recently, she was seen doing special bits for an episode of Harry's Law starring Kathy Bates. She also made the news when she appeared as a contestant on season 13 of Dancing with the Stars. Paired with Tristan MacManus, she lasted seven rounds, being voted off in week 8.
Production has yet to begin on the movie and no air date has yet been named.