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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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  • Melissa victorville, ca

    Tyler I love your show can't wait to see the next season in May also an you please bring back the cop who arrest Wyatt to the show he did a great job !!

  • Candice N Michigan

    Tyler, great ending. I would love to see the cop that arrested Wyatt in future eprsodes!!! #TeamBush

  • Tasha South Carolina

    I would love to see that cop that arrested Wyatt on future episodes!!! Write him into the script! Great job cop Bush!

  • dianna atlanta

    I love the show. I remember Candice and David from daytime. It is good to see them again. I loved Crystal Fox from In the Heat of the Night. She has a great singing voice. Maybe she can be a lounge act in her back-story.

    • Candice N #1933071

      I do too, both on One Life to Live:)

  • ken hazlehurst ms

    d*** tyler why are you making us wait till may. now i cant even sleep!this show is the bomb. thanks for making tv so entertaining to watch. keep up the good work. your number one fan ken!

  • Tina sc

    Tyler, Don't let anything bad happen to Tika Sumpter. She makes the show happen. Tyler you are the best...

  • Randall little rock

    I cannot wait til may Tyler why the cliff hanger

  • Donna Louisiana

    Most intriguing show ever, hard to predict what will happen next. I was on the edge of the sofa for episode 26. Keep up the great work Mr. Perry

  • Dominique clarksdale

    Hi im new to watching the halves and halve not what time and date does it come on?

  • Dominique clarksdale, ms

    Hi im a new to watching the halves and halves not what time and dates does in come on.

    • Donna Louisiana #1932937

      7pm central time

  • Caroline Glasgow

    Tyler, Thank you for introducing this fine show & executing it to perfection. It was everything & I cannot wait for its return.

  • Susan Whitney near Charleston SC

    Great story line and cast! So happy Benny has a chance! Loved seeing No. 9 get some bad times. Love love love and can't wait until May. Would love more unusual locations...like homeless shelter regular x military woman with PTS and contrast with Wall street mover and shaker with summer house on water. Maybe learning from each other.

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