Jennie Garth lands lead in Nancy Grace Lifetime movie
April 26th, 2012
05:05 PM ET

Jennie Garth lands lead in Nancy Grace Lifetime movie

Jennie Garth’s love life may not be where she wants it, but her career seems to be in full swing.

According to The Wrap, the newly-minted reality show star - who is in the midst of a divorce from actor Peter Facinelli - has been tapped to play the lead character of a Lifetime movie adapted from HLN personality Nancy Grace’s first novel.

Grace will executive produce "Nancy Grace's Eleventh Victim,” based on her debut fictional offering “The Eleventh Victim,” which is about powerful Atlanta assistant D.A. Hailey Dean (Garth) whose fiancee is mysteriously killed.

After she secures the conviction of a notorious serial killer who has offed nearly a dozen prostitutes, Dean ditches the courtroom and moves to New York City to start a new profession as a shrink. But she can’t leave her former prosecutor past behind that easily, as trouble follows her like a GPS.

The HLN host is expected to work with Ted Bauman and Josh Sabarra to bring the dramatic project to the small screen.

Grace tweeted Thursday afternoon that she was "thrilled" about the upcoming TV movie.

soundoff (102 Responses)
  1. Rose-Ann

    Go for it Nancy love you never miss your show and for all the big and dirty mouth shame on you all ,

    May 30, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kkaattee

    I can never understand her, i don't speak bovine. All i know is that when she disagrees, the MOO's get louder.

    May 27, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. Foul Dwimmerlaik

    Nancy Grace is a worthless piece of crap. Thank you.

    May 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Yo Mama

    This movie will have more cheese in it than a triple swiss bacon melt.

    May 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. billythebigbone

    she a $3 Ho

    May 21, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Arnold James

    Nancy Grace=Human Waste!

    May 21, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. CJ

    Nancy does a lot to keep missing kid stories in the news. I think that's a good thing and bless her for doing it. I like Jenny Garth too. Will have to see how the movie plays out.

    May 21, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ahnellson

    Straight out to Nancy, you shouldn't be on TV. Or in the media at all. After harassing an innocent woman to the point of suicide and accusing innocent men of rape, you should have the decency to disappear.

    May 21, 2012 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  9. timbevil

    3 good reasons to avoid this movie: 1) Nancy Grace 2) Jennie Garth, and 3) Lifetime

    May 17, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. misled1

    Nancy Grace........yaaaawn.

    May 14, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. carrie

    UR RIGHT DIANAN UR A MORON!! i guess the judge rejected her bc she sucks ahahahhaha loser. IF A JUDGE DISMISSES UR CASE IT MEANS U DID SOMETHING WRONG...ARE U RETARDED

    May 14, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. randallbardwell

    Thanks for warning me. I'll make sure to avoid this.

    May 13, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Carrie

    Ps, if she sooo good, why were some of her cases overturned? BOOOYAH, she sucks! The higher courts even agree!

    May 13, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Diana

      Having a case overturn has nothing to do with the prosecution, it has to do with the judge.

      May 14, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  14. Carrie

    Nancy grace is a dumb, hateful cow who has convicted innocent people in the press. like the lacrosse rape case. You people who stick up for her are sick and stupid.

    May 13, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  15. carrie

    In reaction, nancy said MOO MOO MOO MOO

    May 13, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  16. beats for

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    May 12, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  17. darkhorse84

    Yeah, I'm not so sure I'd want to be known as "the lady who played Nancy Grace". I don't care how much she's paid.

    May 11, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Duane Sherry

      Yeah, I too would agree with you, but actually she will not be "playing" Nancy Grace, but a 'charater' in one of Nancy's novels.

      May 12, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  18. R.L.

    For those haters, she is laughing all the way to the bank, while you sit there at your keyboards typing nasty, pathetic nonsense. If you don't like her, then don't watch her. Get a life and watch a show that you can enjoy. Or maybe you don't want to do that because you wouldn't have anything negative to write about except your pathetic lives.

    May 11, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Holly

    You all are PATHETIC. You don't like Nancy? Don't watch her show. But it just sounds to me that you guys can't stand the fact that she tells it like it is.

    May 6, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sherron Teal

      I so agree with you Holly. It seems that when a woman is intelligent and shows it and God forbid gives an opinion she is a BIG B! But when men do the same thing they are admired!

      Further more women are the VERY WORSE ONES for criticizing strong intelligent women!! Instead of supporting each other like we should be doing..

      May 6, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Timer1

      Fact: intelligent women enjoy anal $ex. Helps keep them less tight, you know?

      May 8, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • CARRIE


      May 13, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  20. elizabeth

    I can't stand Nancy Grace. I can't think of any reason why I'd want to read something she's written when I can't bear to hear three consecutive words from her mouth. She is mean, sanctimonious, biased, hateful, and represents the WORST of what lawyers can be. I cringe every time I see that pinched mouth and overdone nose!

    May 4, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barbara

      Couldn't agree more... and her show is badly done. Same subject, same questions, same answers over and over, sometimes 2 or 3 or 4 days in a row. Each subject should be half an hour to make room for more missing people. She's boring and her show is boring.

      May 5, 2012 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
    • So what

      What I want to know is who the frick is watching this show?? Someone is keeping this diarrhea mouth on the air. I blame Rosie O'Donnell..

      May 5, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  21. JD

    Almost, but not quite, as dumb as a Sarah Palin movie. Another loud-mouthed nobody. Next there will be a Kardashian movie which will actually feature the real Kardashians to give them something to do.

    May 2, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  22. ginger


    May 1, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  23. JaxnSarahtogetherforever

    Nancy Grace mugshot? LOL Love you Nancy, but whom ever decided to put that picture up must not be a Nancy fan

    May 1, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fed Up

      There's not much to work with for the photographer when it comes to Ms. Grace – I pity even more the makeup artists out there who encounter her.

      May 1, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Uncle Joe

    Where is Denny Crane when you need him?

    May 1, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  25. Roland

    Jannie is beautiful. Any man is lucky to have her.

    May 1, 2012 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  26. T

    No offense to Jenny Garth, but besides being on 90120 over 20 years ago, what has she ever done?

    She is pushing 50 and is not at an age where she is going to get work in LA.

    All I can say is that she has one hell of a publicist to work so hard to keep her relevant.

    There are people with Oscars that are not on TMZ or CNN as much as Jenny Garth.

    May 1, 2012 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Nic

      She just turned forty and has done several TV movies while being an involved mom. You don't even know anything about her which just makes you sound like an idiot.

      May 1, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  27. attorney81

    Why would anybody give 2 craps about anything Nancy Grace has done? She is mean-spirited, has no talent, and always looks likes she's about to pinch a huge loaf.

    April 30, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lizard

      Ha! Sorry, Mr. Sour Grapes, but her book on which the movie is based was a #1 best seller and she has one of the most highly rated tv shows going so obviously a lot of people give a hoot what she has she say!

      April 30, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      @ Lizard
      Pathetic lonely people.

      May 1, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Agreed, she looks like a white Shrek with a mullet.

      May 1, 2012 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
    • dc

      amen to that brother...wish all i had to do was sit around and find things to b-tch about all day...god wouldnt you hate to be her old man.

      May 1, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  28. tracy

    jennie garth lands role. Was this really a coveted role ? Its not like landing the role of princess di or marilyn monroe

    April 30, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  29. T.

    Nancy Grace-less could always play an albino ape if ever there's ever another sequel to Planet of the Apes. No special makeup needed for you Ms. Grace-less!!

    April 30, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Yobee Ziskey

    Bet they get an Oscar for the facial makeup necessary to make the awesomely attractive Garth even slightly resemble the aggressively homely Grace. (Shudder)

    April 30, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Steve

    Nancy Grace looks like the Grinch

    April 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Ross Winston

    Genny Garth is really talented and we hoped she would hookup with Luke Perry.

    April 29, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Kimip

    Why does the "Joker" from Batman and Robin come to mind when I look at that photo of Nancy? lol

    April 29, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  34. susan p[otash

    she is not playing nancy grace. she is playing the lead character in a book of fiction. I read that book and the next one in the series and they were pretty good.

    April 29, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Martin

    I prefer Nancy Grace playing herself on Harry's Law.

    Her rants are perfect, a real good reflection on what her show is really like,.

    Which is why I don't watch it.

    April 29, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Ilya

    "Nancy Grace's Eleventh Victim" ... that doesn't sound right.

    April 29, 2012 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
    • justanotherratingsbooster

      sure it does....somebody's got to pay the bills over at hln

      April 29, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  37. ian

    never heard of either one of them. WHO THE EFF ARE THEY?

    April 28, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  38. cari

    congratulations, jennie. been watching the reality show, jennie garth. i like her!!

    April 28, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  39. kaye

    I read the book. It is not about her but the book is actually pretty good.

    April 28, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  40. angel

    jenny is not playing nancy grace–she is going to play the "lead character" from a nancy grace book!!! read article!

    April 28, 2012 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  41. LR

    Wow! pays to get in trouble. Lohan is playing Liz Taylor and Garth is playing Nancy..was she drunk when she agreed.

    April 28, 2012 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
    • mattski

      Garth isn't playing Nancy. The side-by-side photos are misleading. But a read of the article would clear it up.

      April 28, 2012 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  42. The_Mick

    Jenny doesn't have the hardened lawyer-face needed for the role. It reminds me of that made-for TV movie where Phoebe Cates played a hardened woman but she looked too innocent and never sold the role.

    April 28, 2012 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
    • FedUp

      Garth is the Lifetime Channel queen and this role is perfect for her. Nancy Grace is just ridiculous, though. She's a disgrace to the legal profession and I lost even more respect for her during her rants covering the Trayvon Martin incident. She really has no idea how to present facts, let alone know what real journalistic style is.

      April 30, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Carrie

    What, they couldn't find an actual cow to play her?

    April 27, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  44. ron

    The book the movie is based on has nothing to do with Grace's life. It's totally fiction.

    April 27, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • raves

      I'm not sure how much fiction it is. Nancy Grace lost a fiancee when she was younger. He was murdered. I think this book is based closely on her life, with some truth mixed with fiction.

      April 28, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Andrew

    It practically defies belief, but Nancy Grace is even uglier on the inside than she is on the outside.

    I get that much of what she does is "schtick," but I still don't know how she can live with herself.

    April 27, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Barfly

    I'd like to hear more about Jenny Garth and farm animals.

    April 27, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Phill McCrackin

    Nancy Grace doesn't deserve to have Jenny Garth involved in her nonsense.

    April 27, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Valerie

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    April 27, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  49. holdem

    well at least it isn't another Nora Roberts movie on Lifetime.

    April 27, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Sam Responder Sucks

    I don't see what your problem is. Nancy Grace and Ann Coulter have a lot in common. They're both blonde, both have big mouths, both are obnoxious and arrogant, and both are on television way too much. These two have so much in common it's scary.

    April 27, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  51. sam e da bull

    Nancy Grace...vomit

    April 27, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  52. GO JENNY


    April 27, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |

    Nancy Grace's life story? What's to tell.. A loud mouth hypocrite, who's favorite topic is her own interest! What a bore.. I'd rather watch Golden Girl reruns! Come on Lifetime!

    April 27, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Chloe

    What the F@#&...Jennie, you can do better than this. Don't ruin your career.

    April 27, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  55. GRS62

    First, word that Lindsey Lohan will play Liz Taylor, now a Nancy Grace movie on Lifetime too? Two more reasons I don't tune in to Lifetime. What's next, " Dick Cheney: The Musical"?

    April 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Sam Responder

    Confusing Jenny Garth and Anne Coulter ..Hmmm...I guess another name can be added to their level of stupidity.

    April 27, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Sam

    About the only person I know who comes close to Grace's level of arrogance and stupidity is Nancy Grace. With a little extra padding and some makeup to cover up that adam's apple she'd have been perfect in the role.

    April 27, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  58. JJ

    I love me some Kelly Taylor!!!!!!!! Jenny too! She will be great in the movie!

    April 27, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  59. Name*tim

    Smart for garth...her career is already set for a string of lifetime films. This film will bring her lots of publicity. If she's good she will get more roles.garth is pretty well liked the author not so much. Its based on a book so we will see how close it is to real life. I'd rather see a film as how the author climbed and clawed her way to the top, stepping on anyone to get publicity. Come on any family members want to pen a tell all? That would be interesting to see what's in her closet..

    April 27, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  60. SMU

    No ones career is in 'full swing' if you are doing something with Nancy Grace.

    April 27, 2012 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  61. toocy

    Nancy Grace is the role they should've given Lindsey Lohan.

    April 26, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  62. jurby

    from the 'synopsis' of the story, it sounds like it's loosely based on Nancy's own story of when her first fiance was murdered. so much for originality, Nancy!

    April 26, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  63. mikrik13

    I don't believe Ms. Garth has what it takes to become as mean as the character she will portray. Maybe one of Osama bin Laden's wives will be available soon after they get to Saudi Arabia.

    April 26, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Rae

    Good for her. I hope her career goes into double overdrive after her divorce and leaves her ex in the wind

    April 26, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  65. HG

    Jenny Garth is a really cute gal. Has anyone read the book? Just wondering...

    April 26, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |

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