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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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  • lorraine

    Love Jim choking the c*** out of Veronica, BUT...also glad to see his doggish behind get exposed on live tv!!! He's a rich, arrogant slob who thinks he can do anything he wants! So he wants the BLACK guard killed but not the white ones; I understand him wanting the professor killed, and even Veronica, since she's such a crazy bully. I assume that was Mama Rose he called to carry out this 'blood bath'; All friendships are going to be blown apart: David & Jim, Katherine & Veronica. I want Q dead; maybe Veronica will do one good thing and 'off him', since she got him out of jail to begin with! Benny will probably be spared this season, since he's already had his life/death storyline; David or Maggie may be killed, but Veronica needs to be carted off to a mental hospital kicking and screaming! Can't wait for these last weeks' episodes! ITA that this season has been totally worth it!!!!

  • Pat Coats Columbus, Ohio

    I watched the last few episodes of the Have and The Have Not's, and I can see where Candace male friend is headed. He is a con, hired by Judge Cryer to seduce Candace to get his millions of dollars back from Candace wise up, and figure him out? The character of Candace needs to revamp, and try to do the right thing by trusting in God. Do an episode where Candace have to save her mother from Quincy, asking God for help. Have David get his wife some much needed help. Because the viewers who are watching, needs to know that there is help for those who have mental illness. Too, make Catherine's role a little more assertive, especially when it comes to her son. What mother would allow her husband to put their son in prison, just to show him a lesson? In today's society, we have to careful what we write or say, that can led to persons that want to commit suicide. Concern viewer

  • Betty Roebuck columbia sc

    love the show but cant find where to watch the episodes

  • Sharon Graham ga

    where can i go to watch it if my cable company is not offering own

    • peggy sharp bellamy myrtle beach,sc #2138865

      I love this show,Tyler Perry has done a wonderful job with the show ,I like the older and younger relationship, which reminds me of myself, but people have to accept time has change for all people, Gender,race,same sex marriages. it is hard for people to accept a older woman with a younger man.

  • Morgan hunter Maryland

    I would like to start by saying i love the haves and the have nots and am looking forward to watching if loving you is wrong can't wait... But i have a question, what is the song playing in the background during the scene by the jucuzzi at candice's new house between Candice and oscar season 4 episode 10. Please help that song keeps playing in my head

    • Ray M Texas #2138897

      I have been wondering the same thing. That song was jamming, so if you find it please pretty please share it.

  • Sandra Pearson New Jersey

    This was by far the BEST SEASON every! So much drama, but that d*** crazy Veronica needs to pay for all the things she has done to so many of them. There is no way she should get away with the things she had done. Plus her husband's role needs to be step up to deal with her crazy ass. He's to kind for her. I love her mother, but she's just to righteous and not giving her daughter a chance. Plus she depends too much on her son; so unnatural! Get him a girlfriend NOW. Please KILL that crazy a** Quincy too! How in the h*** you keep getting out of jail and not get caught! I feel so bad for Wyatt; that was horrible what Veronica had done to him. I hope he can recover from this. I'm guessing now he doesn't what to tell what he did so he doesn't have to go back. My heart broke for him, but he should tell so his conscious can be clear. Oh what does he do! Thank god the g** son is finally standing up to his unloving Mother. Jim has finally has been exposed; so happy for that......can't wait to see what happens with the next season! Now on to If Loving You is Wrong! OMG you doing it right this time around. Keep bringing us more juicy television drama Tyler!

    • anna Connecticut #2138859

      Veronica is not the only one that has to pay--Really? Candace takes millions by blackmail? Come ON--they all need to pay. I hope they are not getting rid of Veronica by the hit that has been put out on her. They need to get rid of Selena & her crew. I can't stand her part, so stupid. I do agree this was the best season so far. Please don't get rid of Veronica!!!

  • shanita bartlett United States

    Please soften up kandace's role I would like to see her happy for once. Let the dr ama be with other characters

  • janie yucca valley ca

    i am so upset because i recorded the series of haves and have nots and last nights episode didnt record right and i need to see it is there anyway?

  • Jennine Evans North Carolina

    I am still sitting here with my mouth open 24hrs later after watching last nights episode. Just when I thought the writing couldn't get any better.....BAM!! Outstanding writing and always jaw dropping scenes. It was so good I actually tweeted you! :). Lots of continued blessing on all your future endeavors. Next up "If Loving You Is Wrong"!!

  • sheila chicago

    just when we all think that we know what is going to happen tyler flips it.. Davids role,,wow,,to threaten your best friend after your wife had his son raped...she did all these things and he defends her,,in real life ,,yes love makes u do crazy things,,,Veronica role is SO what we all hate but at the same time is wowed on,,she is so bold....it seems that the innocent is the ones that get burned in this soap,,i can see Jeffery getting aides from wyhatt and giving it to lannin,,I can see Katherine going after veronica about her son,,,,cant wait to see how Katherine approach her,,i can see veronica wanting to teach him a lesson but rape,,she needs her match ,,she is scared of quincy,,,and I do remember Katherine saying she likes quincy ways,,wouldn't surprise me if she get quincy on veronica

  • Thebrasta USA

    I got a feeling it is not going to end well for the social worker and for Q. Rita Maxwell Quincy sister has summon him to the hospital to get his son back so she can get all her money.


    I love the show all my coworkers talk about it we really hope quincy is knocked off and Candice gets the little boy Mom and daughter come back together and Candice boyfriend really falls for her which we think is working for Jim cause she is starting to trust him and she has been hurt so much love Benny to don't let nothing happen to him.

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