Since breaking into the comedy scene several decades ago, Steve Harvey has proved himself to be far more than a one-trick pony, eventually hosting Family Feud, televised beauty pageants and his very own talk show, which ran for five seasons. Now, the radio personality is trying his hand at being a television judge, with the premiere of ABC’s Judge Steve Harvey set to debut on Jan. 4.
In a promo clip for the show, the Kings of Comedy star is shown hearing different cases while sitting in front of a golden gavel, naturally cracking a few jokes along the way. And while the show doesn’t premiere until next year, many social media users already have a few opinions on the comedian’s latest venture.
— JudgeSteveHarvey (@JudgeHarveyABC) November 29, 2021
Questioning how the Love Don’t Cost A Thing actor will act as a judge without any prior experience, one Twitter user wrote, “Did I miss something? Did Steve Harvey get his Juris Doctor degree? Now he’s getting a judge show? Really???”
Did I miss something? Did Steve Harvey get his Juris Doctor degree? Now he’s getting a judge show? Really??? pic.twitter.com/igH2UuH9tK
— Trina Slade-Burks (@dizeimage) December 7, 2021
Steve Harvey got a show where he’s a judge???
— Tyler Greever (@Tyler_Greever) December 4, 2021
people in law school right now stressing about finals meanwhile steve harvey getting his own judge show 😭😭😭😭 id be sick
— sweetums (@shadysigs) December 7, 2021
Steve Harvey as a judge pic.twitter.com/TJcPnzQsVx
— 𝖪𝖾𝗅𝗂𝖺𝗁 𝖲𝖺𝗂𝖽 𝖧𝖺𝗉𝗉𝗒 𝖧𝗈 𝖧𝗈 𝖧𝗈 🎄 (@RealKDPFan4Eva) December 1, 2021
Others were clearly here for the comedian’s ABC show. “Judge Steve Harvey sounds like my kinda ignorance.” one fan tweeted.
Judge Steve Harvey sounds like my kinda ignorance.
— JMart (@ItsMaarty) December 7, 2021
Judge Steve Harvey. What can’t this man do?
— Khalid (@callmekhart) December 4, 2021
Will you be tuning in to the series premiere? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.