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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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  • Thebrasta United States

    Hanna did not have to tell child protective about Candace history and short comings. I am sadden by Hanna behavior as I was hoping Q would bring mother and daughter closer instead of further apart. Veronica is using Benny as a male prostitute and it's time for him to get paid for screwing the old broad. Make Veronica pay for her pleasure. Jim is going to regret beating up Professor Canon as it will go viral. Maggie Day put on your thinking CAP and gather all the info you can about the CAR. Benny is so d*** and stupid he might just give you the car that Veronica wants destroy. After what Veronica had the inmate to do to Wyatt in prison it's time to bring MaMA Rose back to take Veronica out. Looks like Candace mess up as the previews shows the child protective worker demanding that she leave the hospital. CAndace actions may lead to Q being put in foster care.

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  • michelle Mississippi

    I love the show. It's my Tuesday night obsession. I love Veronica's crazy tail,and Candice she helps make the show.Please give Candice the chance to raise her son. She needs the chance to prove it to no one but herself that she can be a great mother. And Oscar is too good to be true. I have a feeling that he might be working for Jim to help get all of Jim's $ back from Candice, but I truly hope not. Oscar, I think is what Candice needs to bring that goodness out of her. So I hope he truly like her . Thank you for putting some good entertainment on tv. Let the haters be your motivation to keep making this show the best it can be Mr.Perry , because you have more lovers of the show than you have haters. God bless you and yours.

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  • kai Chicago, IL

    Tyler PLEASE DONT give Candace son to her mom like that's so not right she's been wanting her son and for a mother to down talk her own child like that is beyond wrong. PLEASE give Candace her son!!!!!

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    • Thebrasta USA #2133941

      It's better for Q to be placed in foster care temporary to give Candace time to get herself together.

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    • sp chicago #2136575

      I don't Candance should have that child,,shes a prostitute,,look how she got the house and it can easily be taken,,hanna is right she is not stable,,and hanna shouldn't have the child either,,veronica was right she isn't peachy clean,,her past aint no saint so how can she judge,,

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  • Jayme Houston

    Trying to get u new viewers, but we can't find the show from the beginning so they can catch up. I would even buy the seasons. Why is it not available?

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  • Barbara Thompson Tampa Florida

    I love this show,I can relate but it's too short when get to the good part,back reruns boring,I hope David catch her with Benny,,and put her hospital don't let her out,I have 3 sons and grandson and I will never treat my sons like,Veroncia that's one cold mother,But keep it up Tyler good for you

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  • canova new orleans

    I wish they would tone done the background music. It is difficult to hear the dialogue because it's too loud. I'm not the only person who feels that way. It's too loud and it's distracting!

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  • Sp chicago

    TYLERi see why its once a week,,u have to many shows at once,,and please turn the background down I barely heard what that inmate was saying to whyatt,,music too

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  • Jody Buffalo New York

    Hello Tyler I love your show so much I can't wait for Tuesday. If you every need someone around 55 slim 116 pounds and look young there her age.I believe its me. I always wanted to play a part in a movie. I think it would be fun. You really need to keep this show going for another few more season. I like the drama ! You are a great actor and writer.keep up the good work. Jody

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  • AJaxs MD

    How can I stream the episodes?? I checked OWN...and was disappointed that I can't stream the channel...

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  • George Grooms Lebanon, TN 37087

    I was looking at the Have and Have Nots tonight and had trouble with voice and mouth movement not together. I want to know is this a cable issue. I have Charter Cable or Spectrum now. This is the first time this has happen. Looking at the picture with mouth movement and voice catching up later. Reminds me of the old karate movies. What do I need to do the solve this problem. I would like to know is this a cable or programming problem. Thank You George Grooms

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  • jules Chattanooga, TN

    I love this show but I cannot stand Hannah's fake Christian self. She treats Candace like c*** and is wrong to try and take her son. She is a sorry mother to have let her daughter be abused and to baby her grown son. I hope Tyler Perry eventually shows her past because I remember the other maid implied she used to be out there herself. I hope that guy isn't playing Candace. She deserves real love as she's never had it thanks to her mother.

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    • sp chicago #2133863

      Why she got to be fake a lot of people has past histories and turn to God to change their ways,,,Candance is a con artist there is nofuture with that child with her...when she looses everything te house goes to...you cant blackmailsomeone for 7 mill and stay in the same town and think things will be fine,,any grandmother would have done this,,,Wow vericonica got wyatt raped,,she is the one that is a bad b******* was shocked ,,tyler wow,,,

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    • lorraine #2133871

      Veronica is pure EVIL and it's time for her to be taken down! If David can't see her true colors now, he's a bigger fool than I thought! Benny has bitten off more than he can chew...he's no match for psycho Veronica! He's weak; Hannah will probably get custody b/c she IS the one who can provide a stable home...however, Candace does have a house (but who knows for how long); as for the job, that's another lie she's gonna get caught in; I'm sure Oscar got a real earful listening to Hannah and Candace going at each other! Little Q is just adorable!!!! I want Big Q in prison for life!!! And as for Jim and the Wyatt thing, I told you Wyatt was going to get raped again and whether Jim was responsible for it or not, it was HIS plan to teach Wyatt a lesson; Katherine will never forgive him and neither will Wyatt! He has gone too far! Of course we all know that psycho Veronica is responsible for pulling some strings of her own around that jail; she got yet another criminal to do her dirty work! I hope she ends up being dragged kicking and screaming to a mental hospital!

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    • Victoria Greensboro, NC #2133911

      That is so b*** c*** her mother is wrong. Candace deserves her own child and for someone who is a mother to take someone else's child is no good, Tyler give Candace her son please it would not be fair no right for hanna to get him and besides that baby wants his mom

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  • Alisha Mobile, AL

    Tyler, I love Tuesdays now. This show is the bomb. I watch the re-runs over and over again. I can't get enough!

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