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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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  • judith clark davenport Ia.

    I love everything you do .. your plays have brought me threw alot keep up the lords work helping people to face. Realty and spared joy god bless u always love u .can I be in one of your plays

  • lorraine

    Yes, our girl Candace is alive and she DOESN'T have amnesia, either; she's gonna get her revenge on Jim big-time! You're going to see a more aggressive and outspoken Benny; he won't be Hannah's 'baby'. As soon as Candace finds out he's alive and has a chance to fill him in on what's going on, Benny's gonna get some revenge of his own on Wyatt for running him down like a dog! Can't wait for bro and sis to work together on this! The Cryers are going DOWN! Amanda...shoot yourself and put yourself out of your own misery! This is ridiculous! Jeffrey and Landon will be together and 'Ronica won't be able to do anything about it! She better watch it before she ends up w/out a husband!

    • Nad New York #1973359

      Yes. Lorraine...I agree with you....it is going down when Candace get back!!!

  • Robin Trammell Michigan

    We all can pretty much quess Candace is not dead. I was suprise to see that Benny recovered so fast. Time to bring more out of Benny. His acting needs some improvement. Excited to see what you have in store for us on Tuesday. Keep up the good work and keep us viewers wondering what's in store next.

  • mary West Bloomfield, MI

    Mr. Perry, this really is the most exciting show on television. I think Candace should come back to life with a vengeance and run against Jim/David as lt. governor. or work for their opponents. I think Wyatt should have to pay in some cosmic way for having killed the girl and trying to get away with it beyond just jail, perhaps he should be in jail and in a wheelchair. I think Amanda should shoot her father so he can't reproduce, but not kill him. I think Veronica needs someone close to her to come out of the closet, like her mother, best friend or sister. Finally, I think Hanna deserves some happiness and Benny deserves a new truck! Best for your continued success! Mary from Michigan

    • Dorcas United States #1972960

      Rouse Hello Mr. Perry and others. I am posting this a second time because I did not see the first comment I posted. So here it is again hopefully. I just wanted to say that for me, The Haves And The Have Nots has been the most sensational and intense Soap I have ever watched, bar none. God bless you and your writers Mr. Perry. So after last week I just had to comment on what I see is going to happen. We all saw that our evil Candace has been killed. Well, I don't think so. Her character is too important in this series as we can all see each week. She really keeps the fire going. No, Candace won't be dead but maybe the bullet just grazed her head enough to cause her to have amnesia. Someone will find her and she will be brought to the hospital. More than likely she will not remember the kidnapping at all. Here are the questions: Will Judge Cryer try to have her killed again or will he think that he is safe because of her amnesia? How far will the Writer's go with this amnesia? Will she loose her total memory, perhaps giving us a much nicer Candace for the season? Will the Writer's make her memory permanent or temporary? So many questions????????? Can't wait to see the answers. See everyone tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m. on the OWN channel.

  • delaine Creedmoor N.C.

    Don't you think Benny and Katherine got well really quick? I'm glad but it seems like there's something kinda sneaks going on. We all know that Candace isn't dead, I'd like to see her and the molones to get jim.

  • shadai

    Can I play in one of your movies.? I will be great

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  • Edwin Kelly Chicago

    I love the show, I just wish you could get it on Demand. I try to show it to other people but there is no on Demand.

  • S.Mac Ny

    If Candace get kill off the show that' will be the end of me watching the show it's not enough excitement to keep me watching without Candace ..

  • Cathy Reado Atlanta Ga

    I have always had god in my heart. Giving person I have watched ur movies with.people and sat there wondering how can they not comprehend the message and how can they walk away still doin the same r treating people the same. I hope u read this I am not asking for a donation I just want to be apart of your team. I need a job. Please give me a chance.

  • MJ FL

    Greetings! This week's was a bit slow for me. I was so happy that David turned down Maggie 's sexual advances,but I have a feeling that eventfully they will sleep together and Veronica will catch them in the act" How is it that Qunicy has only been in town a minute and he has manage to break into two houses by coming in through a window. I want to know what's up with that? Wyatt conscious is eating him up. Who knows, maybe he will turn himself in. Will Jeffrey sexually get by going out with that hyper girl that his mother set him up with. I will be glad when the day comes that Jeffrey will have the courage to respectfully stand up to his mother know that her is a grown man and that he can make his own decisions. Where is Candace??!!?? My. Perry, you need to hurry up and reveal where Candace is, because, whether you know it or not, the ratings are dropping. You need to raise the level up a notch or two. I love THATHN and I want to see it around for a very long time!!! Peace....MJ

  • t

    I just watched this week's episode of the haves and have nots and I am very disappointed.. If Candice is dead I'm totally going to stop watching this.. it seems like she was the person that kept the show interesting from the beginning and if know she's gone what's the use...you just need to get some house of Paynes

  • Tricia

    Its a good show but a bit to slow