HLN’s Nancy Grace leaving her legal show

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NEW YORK (AP) _ Tough-talking former prosecutor Nancy Grace is leaving her prime-time show on the HLN network in October.

The CNN sister station said Grace told her staff Thursday that her show would be ending after 12 years. An HLN spokeswoman said the network had no immediate announcement on what program would go in its place.

Grace’s take-no-prisoners style made her show popular when legal cases involving Caylee Anthony and Natalee Holloway dominated the news. Grace made no secret of how she felt about a defendant’s guilt or innocence and programmed her show accordingly.

But there have been fewer of those sensational trials in recent years, and her ratings fell off.