ABC giving Steve Harvey a prime-time judge show shot in Atlanta

‘Judge Steve Harvey’ will debut in 2022 and casting is happening now.

Atlanta resident and TV host Steve Harvey is prepping a new show for ABC to shoot in Atlanta tentatively named “Judge Steve Harvey.”

The show is now seeking people with disputes they hope Harvey can resolve, be it personal or business. “No case is too big or too small,” the casting website said, seeking people with “humor, heart and passion.” Casting is available at Mystic Arts Pictures (

Any awards or judgments are paid for by production, which is standard for judge shows.

Harvey has no legal background. But he can improvise well and has used his own personal insights and stories to sell bestselling self-help books. His biggest one was his 2009 “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,” which became such a big hit it spawned two movies. Other books include “Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success” and “Jump: Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance.”

The ABC press release said: “Steve plays by his own rules, basing his courtroom on his own life experiences and some good old common sense.”

“Judge Steve Harvey” will be released as an hour-long prime-time show in 2022.

Credit: ABC

Credit: ABC

He already shoots his syndicated game show “Family Feud” and his Facebook talk show. He also reportedly purchased Tyler Perry’s former home on West Paces Ferry Road for $15 million in 2020. Harvey has been shooting some of his productions lately at Trilith Studios in Fayetteville