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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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  • /carrie bolton chicago

    Why did the Cryer kids leave.

    • lorraine #2196035

      Because they're not the focus of this show! Jeffrey is the only 'child' that has a major role to play b/c of Veronica! Wyatt and the sister were just props for the plots to move forward! They did their job, now I'm sure they're on to other things!

  • Ann Mississippi

    I will always be a supporter of Tyler Perry, but I really do not like the direction this show is going. No one is happy, and everything is so dark. I was beginning to like Candy last season because she had a heart and compassion, but now she's back cold and ruthless. I know every show needs an antagonist but where is the protagonist? Everyone is out for self. Please make some characters happy. Thanks.


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  • Andrea Day Tuskegee, AL

    Bravo Tyler! You have out done yourself. Great job to all the actors and actresses you all rock. Keep of up the good work. We are watching every Tuesday night. Can't wait for the next episode.

  • Barbara California

    Why did u let Wyatt die., why are you giving the Cryer's so much grief, but yet allow their money to bring Benny back from the dead...I have decided to stop watching it.Sorry!!!

  • lorraine

    Lots of twists tonight! So Mitch really has a "thing' for Candace and also has some probable Mob connections! He's going to put a 'hit' on War!!! Can't wait to see that! I'm so sick of Veronica and Jeffrey has worked my last nerve acting like a 5 yr old who's so scared of Mommy Dearest! Just kill the wench and be done w/it!!! Melissa is still a trifling little heifer and if she was pregnant, she should be showing by now. I feel bad for Katheryn, BUT...she needs to stop sniveling and begging Hannah to do her dirty work! Jim and she BOTH are responsible for how Wyatt turned out, and yeah, karma's a b-tch, but you do reap what you sow sooner or later! I can't believe War would show up @Benny's w/a 'piece', just waiting for 5:00, so he could shoot him if he doesn't get his $$$! I like War, but this is not going to end well; if there's any delay AT ALL w/Candace, unless Mitch's hit man shows up and shoots War, Benny's as good as dead; unless War changes his mind @the last minute and can't go through with it! This season is going @it early!!!

    • Thebrasta #2196022

      Wondering if Melissa is really pregnant as she looks like she has lost weight. War is such a cutthroat I bet he still shoots Benny after getting the 2 mil. The previews for next week shows Candace sitting in her car crying as I can only think it has to be b/c of Benny. I am rooting for Mitch to be successful in taking War down. Veronica better watch out as Jeffrey is coming after her ESP after tells him he is not a real man and that real man do battle.

  • Shayne S.

    Tonight's episode looks good( just watched the preview) can't wait to see it!

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      waiting for 9:00, got me on the edge.

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      Tonight was good. But a little thrown off. Veronica "the Ice Queen" is doing her stuff. Girl, you are... But Jeffrey I wanted him to give her the what fore.

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