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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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  • Teresa Heard Lexington, Kentucky

    This show is my s****** Can't wait for it to return!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Denise Hillman Mt Vernon, NY

    Hello Tyler What a superb show last night. I love the way Hanna took that money, and how Catherine found out that Candice had the 7.4 millions wired to her, this must have been a shocker for Catherine. Wyatt I believe he will overdose, Veronica will have Maggie killed but, Veronica may end up getting hurt in the process. Warlock is going to do something to Benny and maybe the rest of the family. I can't wait until next Tuesday to see the season finale. This show was the best.

  • Lance Bryan Henry Beaumont, Texas

    Mr. Tyler Perry, Thank you for making all these good shows I can't wait tell next Tuesday!

  • Ava Tucson, AZ

    Mr. Tyler, You have me on the edge of my seat at all times. I be angry, crying, laughing. You have me doing it all. Of all the characters on the show, 'Hannah' is my favorite hands down. I like the reset of the characters as too but Hannah is the best. Where do you be finding such good looking men!!!! Even though they have some bad characteristics they still be good eye candy. All these twists and turns that you have going on and everyone interconnected with someone else. All the drama, you are so AWESOME!!!! Sorry to say that I may not get to see the next season. Husband passed away and struggling. Will have to give up some things and one of those things is cable. Don't you worry though. I can always go online to catch the updates when I get to the library. Keep up the good writing, Mr. Tyler and may God continue to bless and keep you.

  • babybee

    When will Veronica get hers, she's evil and always gets away with her mess! I can't stand her!

  • lorraine

    Candace is getting worse each week! God!!! I'm so sick of her scheming! And now this other little heifer is getting into the act, too! Benny is going to come out the loser in all this! I'm so glad War showed up and caught her trying to talk to Benny; she's such a two-faced wench, she deserves what's coming her way! Good for Hannah for 'finding' money and taking it! The NERVE of Catherine to try to blackmail her into staying...BUT we all know Hannah will go back. And we know that junkie Wyatt is going to o'd' in his house, and maybe others, too! The Cryers are going to lose BOTH children and it's their own fault; the rich have no morals or boundaries, and think everyone can be 'bought'! I do think Benny has a right to sue, but not with Candace involved; he should know by now that every time she gets involved in something, it turns to crap! *I see the social worker is so scared of Candace that she's turning on Hannah, but Hannah's not going to take this lying down. Next week will be full of confrontations! **Veronica is going to get Maggie killed!

    • Cle #2175458

      With Hannah to proclaim being such a Godly woman she's stealing. When you quit your job you can't DEMAND pay then. Even if she did ask her to stay. Rummaging through clothes etc. That was bad on her part. Veronica is heartless.

  • Ernestine J. San Antonio TX

    Getting so good!!! Veronica needs more than just a couple days n jail!!

    • terri cleveland ohio #2175018

      I would like to by all the series were can I buy them please the have and have nots asap

  • DeeDee Cleveland Ohio

    Is the haves and the have nots series coming out on DVD at any time

  • SharonDeneenBrister Irmo south Carolina

    Hey Tyler why not come home longtime my friend Remember with you Love you smile Just prayer to you very sad Tyler nothing see you tomorrow?

    • Sharon Brister Irmo, SC #2174045

      I miss Tyler can't wait for you visit in my house hope to hear not happy about that one love you money just prayer for Tyler

  • juanita hampton fort valley, georgia 31030

    I hope Canduss get her money back and she and her mom come to an understanding and veronica gets what's coming to her do not leave out the g** cop

    • michelle HAHN #2173631

      Juanita you want Veronica to get what is coming to her... But you want Candace to get MONEY BACK THAT DOES NOT BELONG to her. You must of just started watching.


    TUESDAY,will be here tomorrow, I'm not sure if I can wait. Tyler, most of us have our B/P medication and our delivery has been made so we are okay for now. LOL I'm just talking about my neighbours and self. We'll be ready for what you give us I think. May our God Bless you and your family in Jesus name.

  • Shantay Phillips Madison Wisconsin

    You and Madea are the best. Just So creative, always make me laugh and cry. Everything I watch that you have made is wonderful. I am proud of you and I know your mom would be proud of you too. There is nothing negative I can say about you. When I watch the end of your plays it's like you always have a positive message at the end of every show. The main reason I love you is because My Birthday is a Day after yours 09/14/1969. So the way you act is just a Virgo Thang. The seriousness, the jokes, the funny part of you is just the Virgo in you. Keep the world smiling Mr Perry!!! Hopefully one day I will get to meet you in person.

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