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From prolific, writer, director, producer Tyler Perry, The Haves and the Have Nots is a new television drama that follows the complicated dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer family and the hired help who work in their opulent mansion set in Savannah, Georgia.

From the outside, the Cryers are the enviable face of success and wealth, but behind the veil the family’s dysfunction threatens to destroy their world of privilege. Cryer family patriarch Jim Cryer (John Schneider) is a powerful judge whose double-life, including tawdry affairs with high-priced escorts, puts his family and political ambitions at risk. His wife, Katheryn Cryer (Renée Lawless), is the ultimate matriarch portraying a loving and dutiful wife, but she is willing to do anything to protect her family’s status. Their son Wyatt (Aaron O’Connell) is a troubled angry jock who cares little for his own image and finds himself in and out of rehab. His sister Amanda (Jacyln Betham), a struggling law student, tries harder to live up to her parents’ expectations, but unknowingly has befriended a scurrilous young woman, Candace Young, with the power to ruin the entire family.

Hanna Young (Crystal Fox) is the Cryer’s maid and the matriarch of her family. Despite having no money, she has found other types of wealth through religion and virtue. She prides herself on her dutiful son Benny (Tyler Lepley), the glue who helps keep the family together. Hanna does have one dark secret, however, her estranged daughter Candace (Tika Sumpter)—a manipulative opportunist who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

Other characters in the series include the Cryer’s chef Celine (Eva Tamargo), their wealthy friends Veronica (Angela Robinson) and David Harrington (Peter Parros), and son Wyatt’s rehabilitation counselor, Jeffery Harrington (Gavin Houston).

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  • Mary Darlene WILLIAMS

    Sleep has come to claim my Strength thguideat I might regain. The Bless keep up hold guideand nourish You Man If God i just saw The Play version of The Have and The Ha Nots and my soul prospers. Be so Mature i am Blessed by Your understanding of The Living Word. Be Fruitful and Multiply... Man Of God Jehovah Be destined To Flourish.Man If God Live and Not Die. Mary touches and agrees That All Us Well... Amen

  • Tina Meredith Mississippi

    I really believe that deep down inside the character Candace really does care about people especially her brother Benny, her son Q, her friends Jeffrey, and Amanda. She isn't pure evil and more than just conning prostitute. She's a very beautiful smart woman with style and attitude. She may not say it or show kindness to everybody right up front, or wear kindness on her sleeves. But if you take deep look at her character pay close attention to her actions and some words from main purpose to every detail when it comes to her brother, her son, and Jeffrey, you can see profoundly she is a caring person and there is some good in her heart. She does have some good motives as well as bad. She is more than just the bad girl. She is a diamond in the rough. Everybody and especially every woman can't be the goody two shoes cookie cutter Barbie doll or the perfect saint. Everybody got flaws and ain't nobody more innocent or equal to the status of Jesus Christ. I still want the character Candace to beat up Veronica real good. Please put it in the script that Candace beats up Veronica. Candace is my favorite character. I really love the show .

  • Lawanda Scroggins Murfreesboro TN.

    O by the way I have all of your plays and movies you are such a Excellent writer I want to become a part of your family can you help me I know I could do this acting I've singing all of my life just tell me what you need for me to submit to you lets keep in touch.

  • CBates New York

    Absolutely love the show and have been spreading the word. Would love to know if there will be any box sets in the future. Or at least a marathon from the very beginning. People would watch more if they could some how catch up. As for myself I would love to be able to view it from the start. Keep up the great work!

  • Thebrasta Warren MI

    Candace just gave Benny 10 thousands dollars and he call War for credit of crystal meth. If I was War I would not give Benny s*** on credit. I bet the car that Benny planning to fix up for Hanna is Jeffrey car. If I was Wyatt I would try to get the DA to put me in witness protection. I hope the house that Veronica purchase is next door to Candace. TP David is a whim please give him some BALLS. Hanna should quit her maid job with the Cryers and either work for her son or take care of Q when Benny find him.

  • Kelly Charlotte, NC.

    TYLER PERRY ... TYLER PERRY.. you are incredibly brilliant to have as much shows, movies going on all at once. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your work... extremely exciting and amazing much so it's just totally unbelievable what you are capable of doing. And, I just can't get enough of the HAVE and THE HAVE NOTS!!! You are the best writer and producer I've ever known! You are Hollywood Mr. Tyler Perry!!!!!! ~ Much Love in North Carolina, Kelly

  • TONIBinLV Las Vegas

    Can someone tell me if Candace was molested as a child, does Hanna know, and in which episode was this revealed. Thanks in advance.

  • Donella Dennis Inglewood

    I love your show, but why the bad attitude of Benny since he got out of jail toward his mother, and I am so tired of his car wrecks. Give Veronica's husband more balls.

  • Renea Heath Baton Rouge

    I just wanted to say that I want to be just like Verona when I grow up and married to the same type man as she kept on keeping on

  • Dennyy NY

    Tyler I noticed when running your credentials, ACTOR is usually not added. Outside of writing,directing, producing you act and a great one I think. Is this omission done for a reason?

  • Rosemarie Upstate New York

    Mr. Tyler Perry- Amazing series, I cannot get enough! This series shows your talent and creativity! I cannot get enough of the Haves and the Have Nots.....want more!!!! God Bless you and thank you.

  • Kathleen Battle Raleigh, NC

    Very, Very Great Show. I really enjoyed looking forward seeing this show every week. Great Job Tyler Perry. You really out done yourself

The Haves and The Have Nots - Tuesdays at 9/8c on OWN