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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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  • Robert Jacksonville, Florida

    How much money does Candace have left?

    • Thebrasta USA #2140547

      Chump change what she has in her pocketbook!!! Oscar has all of the money she had in the bank that why he left so abruptly.

    • lorraine #2140864

      I think you may be right! I said last week that the eason Oscar told Candace to put her acct. info on HIS computer, was because it wanted it to look good for the social worker, but now that Candace is 'sprung', he's going to clean out her acct.! She's been spending so much cash lately, instead of putting some aside in a savings acct. for little Q, and for a 'rainy day'. But she's flaunting the fact that she has some $$$, and Oscar's gonna take it all! Candace will go ballistic! She might just get War to kill him, if she doesn't do it herself!

    • Thebrasta USA #2140934

      Candace done fell in the trap. She has gotten emotionally involved with Oscar and let her guard down. Candace has actually fell in love with Oscar. When Candace was in the kitchen preparing food for Oscar I truly believe that he had already took her money b/c he was in to big of a hurry to leave. I am sure he was buying time knowing that it will be days before Candace would see the Judge before checking her bank account. Poor Candace has no leverage to extort more money from Jim as now he is going rouge in having nothing to lose.

    • Shining Light MD #2143723

      Candace still has the money in her account. Remember, she went to the hospital with Jeffrey to see her son. While there, she showed the social worker her account balance. All of this occurred after she received the flowers from Oscar and from her calling him while he was in his limo enroute to a meeting in New York. So, Candace still has Oscar's money and hers.

  • Debera United States

    Tyler you are soooooo crazy-and I love you and this show! Going nuts trying to figure out what is coming next with these folks! I cannot stand Hana and want to beat Quincy black and blue-lol! I don't want this ride to end but with everybody going off the deep end I wonder how you're gonna keep it going. I just hope David doesn't end up with Maggie-sic!

  • E'Rica Ervin atlanta ga 30349

    Hello Tyler, I have a bone to pick with you!!! Before I continue, let me say this is not a hate message. I just want to express my disappointment that I am unable to view your shows via my cable on the go. CAN YOU PLEASE ADD YOUR SHOWS TO THE CABLE'S ON DEMAND?!!!!!!!! I travel on my job and I unwind by watching my fav shows which happens to be ALL of your shows!! I know you read all of your fans comments and I hope you read this before I fall out!!!! I cannot deal w/o seeing my shows. In my Madea's voice, "Get yo ### up and do some-ting about this! Don't make me haf to come down to the studio to find you!" Lol. Have a Great day and continue to do what you do in making your audiences happy! Much Love /Blesssings on you!! Seriously tho, GET MY SHOWS ADDED TO ON DEMAND, ASAP!!!!

    • Deidre Tennessee #2140519

      Yesssssss I'm having this same problem

  • Earline Bickhem Maywood, ILLINOIS

    Dear Tyler, I have always respected the way you show the viewers just how versitle you can be in your you writing styles. I was out to dinner with the girls night out club, when the conversation viered to your Mogoral hit show. The Haves and Haves Not. When people get . Upon from their table and chim in on the show, I had to congratulate!! For your imagination, such rich writing that makes the characters Worthy of the part. Thanks again Earline Bickhem

  • diane pennsylvania

    the show has changed since it's inception. I'm not satisfied with this season at all. folks have stopped watching. To drastically change the character of Veronica is so dumb. A high powered attorney, seeking affection from a man young enough to be her son is not cool at all. Her character is a s*** in every sense of the word. Tyler Perry profess to be a religious man. So I'm surprised at the sex content in this show, as well as the other one "If Loving You Is Wrong". All these shows have the same plots and they are getting very old.

  • Stacy J. Baton Rouge, LA

    Mr. Perry, this show is the best of all of your shows. Have you thought about making it a daily show? Your fans will love it!!!

  • Faye Mulligan Greenville, SC

    This is what I want to happen: I would love to see Catherine and Jim fall in love all over again or for the first time and really become true partners in life. I would love to see them join forces and do good in this journey called life. I would like to see David and Veronica divorce and David to stop being such a whimp. He would make a good governor. Eventually, I would like to see Wyatt be charged for his crimes but get a small sentence due to the fact he was high on drugs at the time. I would like for Quincy to be killed by Candice. The money Candice took from Jim will have to be returned with Oscar's help. Candice and Oscar should get married and have more children. The threads for Hannah, Benny, the Welfare workers, Veronica, Wyatt, Maggy, Celine, and everyone else are still being spun Mr. Perry. I am a good writer, but so are you.

    • sp chicago #2140457

      it wouldn't be a soap opera with your way and his ratings would go down

  • sheila chicago

    tyler is not letting Katherine show her ownership of her money,,you mean to tell us 7mill walked out of a account and Katherine wont investigate where it went,,,shesays when money is gone they contact her email...and what the h*** was that with jim on Maggie,,he hasn't learned a thing,,i don't get his role,,he cares about his sons rape,,hes plying games with celine,,being the governoe he could care less ,,but sexis his no..1 thing..and he does care for veline to lay there andhave 2 kids and live like that for 28 yrs,,Katherine role is just plain stupid,,she accepts anything and got so much power...why,,,,and use that power on stupid stuff,,ok your son was raped ,,cuz of veronica ,,lets see what she do...this woman works with judges ,,doing something to veronica would be no problem...

  • Martha NC

    I hate to see the season end for the HAHN's! I have a feeling that either Quincy, or Oscar will die at the end of the season....I don't want Bennie to kill Quincy, but someone needs to. I want David to remain and show how baaaaaad that he can be. I cannot stand Maggie Day, Veronica should have one of the thugs that she knows to kill her off. Also, I am tired of Celine and her boys and also the girl who is pregnant by Jeffrey. Let it be someone who is not a main character who will die this season. We need all the main characters to stay alive and keep it exciting! It sure would be great to see Katherine get a life of fun and pay Jim back for what he has put her through. I don't want the Cryer's to lose another child, so Wyatt needs to remain.

    • lorraine #2140435

      I'm definitely sick of Q! It's past time for him to go!!! He's a sadistic b-stard who doesn't deserve to be a parent! I actually hope the social worker called the cops and they pick his b*** up outside the hospital and take him back to prison; NO WAY do I want him to come back and traumatize that poor little boy again! I don't want Benny to kill Q b/c then VERONICA will have to defend him and he needs to let that alone! Maybe Veronica will kill Q herself, if he spills the beans on her getting him out of prison in the first place! NOW...as for Oscar, once again he asked Candace to give him his $$ back; I'm pretty sure now that while he may be rich, he initially used his own $$ to seduce her; now he's using JIM'S $$ (the 500k), and he knows Jim wants his $ back when the job is done and he better have it! I keep saying, if he betrays her, SHE might end up shooting HIM! *Boy, I'd love to see Hannah take Veronica to the woodshed and kick her *ss good! She's such a smug wench, I can't wait for someone to take her down!

  • LarryC Washington, DC

    I love Veronica Harrington she is amazing! Please don't let anything happen to her...she makes the show.

  • Sharon Brister Irmo ,sc

    Good night All time my favorite Tyler Perry keep cool I am deaf hard not helps Learn showtv l Love Tyler very nice for you kiss smile

  • Ann. Bennett St. Petersburg fla

    Tyler perry you are awsome,what a storyline ,l am on the edge of seat for the last few weeks,this babyboomer turn 70 last week just loving this show,you have a gift keep on dong what you do,also I love hattie she is so funny.

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