NEW YORK – Nancy Grace is taking on her first prime-time acting role, though it shouldn’t be a stretch for the CNN Headline News talk-show host.
She will appear offering faux legal commentary during the season finale of NBC’s “Law &Order: SVU,” NBC said Tuesday.
She’ll talk about a case involving a man charged with killing a woman and her baby.
There’s precedence for vaulting into fiction at sister network CNN, where Larry King has appeared in several movies playing himself.
One of Grace’s co-stars in the episode will be Star Jones Reynolds, who will also be seen giving legal commentary. That was how she actually started on TV, before acquiring her diva reputation on “The View.”
Rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges will return to the show to play Darius Parker, the man on trial. “Law &Order: SVU” wraps up its season this year on May 22.