|Swift Justice with Jackie Glass|
|Starring||Nancy Grace (2010–2011) |
Jackie Glass (2011-2012)
|Theme music composer||Michael Cuneo (2010-2011) Michael Egizi (2011-2012)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|Production location(s)||Georgia Public Broadcasting studios|
Atlanta, Georgia (2010-2011)
Sunset Bronson Studios
Hollywood, California (2011-2012)
|Running time||30 minutes (including commercials)|
|Production company(s)||Swift Justice Productions, Inc.|
Georgia Entertainment Industries
Big Ticket Television
|Distributor||CBS Television Distribution|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||September 13, 2010 –|
April 25, 2012
Swift Justice with Jackie Glass (also known simply as Swift Justice and previously known as Swift Justice with Nancy Grace) was an American arbitration-based reality court show that was first hosted by HLN host and former Fulton County, Georgia prosecutor Nancy Grace, followed by former Nevada Eighth District Court/Clark County judge Jackie Glass. It aired from September 13, 2010, until April 25, 2012. Syndicated by CBS Television Distribution, the program featured the traditional court show format of small claims court cases argued in the forum of binding arbitration.
In the first season when Nancy Grace was the adjudicator, the usual "panel/seal/bench" setting of a traditional court show was not used, as the show used a more modern setting, including an open lectern where Grace stood rather than sat, a large projection display in the studio, and a set mainly fitted with brightly colored backgrounds, with no bar separating the audience gallery (who sat in the round along the edges of the set) from the litigants.
In the first season, the program was shot at the studios of Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta to accommodate Grace wanting to stay in the Atlanta area, and CBS received subsidies from the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office to do so; both GPB and the Georgia Film Office received end credits for their assistance in the program. In May 2011 however, the program began to film instead at Sunset Bronson Studios in Hollywood, California, forcing Grace to commute to Los Angeles for cases.
On May 24, 2011, it was announced that Jackie Glass, known for presiding over the O. J. Simpson robbery case in Las Vegas, would replace Grace on Swift Justice, and the show would move production to Los Angeles. Grace told the New York Post that family obligations were the deciding factor in her departure. In the course of the move, the program came under the production authority of Big Ticket Television, which produces Judge Judy and Judge Joe Brown, and was reduced from being transmitted in high definition to being filmed in 480i standard definition and became a more traditional court show, likely as filming took place in the same studio as the latter programs with a different set; those shows had not yet switched to HD for that season. Another element of the program, which used Polycom and Skype video from litigant's homes to adjudicate some cases via webcam to reduce travel costs, was also dropped for the second season.
Swift Justice was canceled due to low ratings near the end of the second season. The final original episode aired on April 25, 2012, with repeats continuing until September 2012.
- Nordyke, Kimberly (May 24, 2011). "Nancy Grace Leaving 'Swift Justice' After One Season". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 24, 2011.
- Starr, Michael (May 27, 2011). "Starr report". New York Post.