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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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  • Corinne MD

    I'd like to add my voice to those requesting other viewing options. Cable may not be in our budget much longer. I would love streaming options of this and other OWN shows through Amazon, Hulu, Netflix or itunes!! We may not be able to afford the 300 cable bill but I would buy access to shows that I would like to continue to follow.

  • SharonDeneenBrister Irmo,sc

    Good night Tyler Perry are sleep good for you Love for me

  • Jem Rose Koontz Texas

    This is my favorite show ever! I am not much of a tv watcher. But I never miss this show. The characters are amazing. The plots keep me on the edge of my seat. I am glad that all areas of life are addressed in this show. It makes the show more interesting and more like real life. And the actors are excellent. They portray the characters so well. I hope it continues to air for years to come.

  • Tina Meredith Mississippi

    Candace do need get Quincy and his sister. She need to shoot Quincy with a shotgun the way that Pam Grier's character Coffy shot those drug dealers in the beginning and in the end of the movie in the classic Blaxploitation movie Coffy. I would love see Quincy try to run from her and begged her not to shoot and before she shoot him I would love to see Candace ask for where His sister is and then shoot him and then go after Quincy's sister. Don't let Candace kill his sister but I would love to see her beat up his sister and threaten to cut her with a glass bottle or butcher knife if she doesn't answer Candace's questions. If not the Pam Grier's character Coffy's style what about classic Golden Age Hollywood Bette Davis's style in which Bette Davis' character in The Letter shoot that man about 5 times or more. If not with a shotgun, I would love to see Candace shoot Quincy with a pistol the same way Bette Davis did 5 or more times and I would love to see Candace chase Quincy down as she shoots him that many times. Or maybe you could combine the ideas of both movies into Candace's role add a little some of Pam Grier's Coffy and a little of Bette Davis's Leslie Crosbie. And don't forget even though Jim ask for a blood bath and he ask for Veronica to be one of the victims of that bloodbath, Please let Candace beat Veronica up and Dragged her but let her get beat up worse than Quincy's sister just like Lisa Raye's character Diamond beat up that woman in the Player's Club and have Candace smiling and laughing as she beat her up and dragged up; and have Candace to threatened to make fall off a balcony by putting her on a balcony. Come on Tyler Perry show us how bad Candace can be, I haven't seen her beat up anybody yet and I'm waiting to see? I'm not making fun of her; I just want to know show us!!

  • Thebrasta USA

    Looks like Jeffrey will tell Wyatt where the car is and Wyatt will tell the DA and have his parents arrested. Hoping Candace do not in back up in ER after Quincy get done with her. Oh well Hanna is going to have to stay with Benny or move into the Cryers mansion. Candace has fallen in love with Oscar as she will never forget him being the man who won her heart and stole her money. I am glad Jeffrey stood up to crybaby Wyatt. Celine might just get lucky and get some since Jim has a case of the horny. Wondering if that is Katherine personal trainer and lover. Saw Veronica crying in the previews surprise she does have feelings. I been thinking it may be Oscar who turns up dead probably for keeping Candace for himself double crossing Jim or David or both.

    • janie texas #2140745

      I don't think Jeffrey knows where the car is located yet. maybe its jeffreys baby that dies. that's the only person veronica shows true affection for. that could make her cry. I wish it was Oscar. no maybe not. Candace needs to unleash her fury on him...maybe with the help of war. hes gonna steal her money

    • Thebrasta USA #2140936

      In the previews for this week it shows Jeffrey at the Benny's Towing Yard. I suspect that Veronica is crying b/c the DA has the car as her arrest warrant.

    • Ms Koye Hemet CA #2142122

      The last "preview " shows Hanna crying. I have the feeling that some one is going to die..and I pray to God, it isn't little "Q". Everytime I see his sweet face, I want to pick him up out of his hospital bed and care of him. I don't wish death on anyone, but I'd sure like to see Veronica get slapped around!! a beautiful woman on the outside..but the devil on the inside! I did like "Judge" Cryer...but after all the harm he's done to people...I don't have a "crush" on him any longer. I'm trying to have a positive attitude toward "Oscar". He seems to be the only one trying to teach Candace how to love, and be loved. She hasn't had the easiest life. Why do some of the viewers think Oscar is going to take Candace's money? Well we'll see Tuesday night (I hope.)

  • Robert Jacksonville, Florida

    How much money does Candace have left?

    • Thebrasta USA #2140547

      Chump change what she has in her pocketbook!!! Oscar has all of the money she had in the bank that why he left so abruptly.

    • lorraine #2140864

      I think you may be right! I said last week that the eason Oscar told Candace to put her acct. info on HIS computer, was because it wanted it to look good for the social worker, but now that Candace is 'sprung', he's going to clean out her acct.! She's been spending so much cash lately, instead of putting some aside in a savings acct. for little Q, and for a 'rainy day'. But she's flaunting the fact that she has some $$$, and Oscar's gonna take it all! Candace will go ballistic! She might just get War to kill him, if she doesn't do it herself!

    • Thebrasta USA #2140934

      Candace done fell in the trap. She has gotten emotionally involved with Oscar and let her guard down. Candace has actually fell in love with Oscar. When Candace was in the kitchen preparing food for Oscar I truly believe that he had already took her money b/c he was in to big of a hurry to leave. I am sure he was buying time knowing that it will be days before Candace would see the Judge before checking her bank account. Poor Candace has no leverage to extort more money from Jim as now he is going rouge in having nothing to lose.

    • Shining Light MD #2143723

      Candace still has the money in her account. Remember, she went to the hospital with Jeffrey to see her son. While there, she showed the social worker her account balance. All of this occurred after she received the flowers from Oscar and from her calling him while he was in his limo enroute to a meeting in New York. So, Candace still has Oscar's money and hers.

  • Debera United States

    Tyler you are soooooo crazy-and I love you and this show! Going nuts trying to figure out what is coming next with these folks! I cannot stand Hana and want to beat Quincy black and blue-lol! I don't want this ride to end but with everybody going off the deep end I wonder how you're gonna keep it going. I just hope David doesn't end up with Maggie-sic!

  • E'Rica Ervin atlanta ga 30349

    Hello Tyler, I have a bone to pick with you!!! Before I continue, let me say this is not a hate message. I just want to express my disappointment that I am unable to view your shows via my cable on the go. CAN YOU PLEASE ADD YOUR SHOWS TO THE CABLE'S ON DEMAND?!!!!!!!! I travel on my job and I unwind by watching my fav shows which happens to be ALL of your shows!! I know you read all of your fans comments and I hope you read this before I fall out!!!! I cannot deal w/o seeing my shows. In my Madea's voice, "Get yo ### up and do some-ting about this! Don't make me haf to come down to the studio to find you!" Lol. Have a Great day and continue to do what you do in making your audiences happy! Much Love /Blesssings on you!! Seriously tho, GET MY SHOWS ADDED TO ON DEMAND, ASAP!!!!

    • Deidre Tennessee #2140519

      Yesssssss I'm having this same problem

  • Earline Bickhem Maywood, ILLINOIS

    Dear Tyler, I have always respected the way you show the viewers just how versitle you can be in your you writing styles. I was out to dinner with the girls night out club, when the conversation viered to your Mogoral hit show. The Haves and Haves Not. When people get . Upon from their table and chim in on the show, I had to congratulate!! For your imagination, such rich writing that makes the characters Worthy of the part. Thanks again Earline Bickhem

  • diane pennsylvania

    the show has changed since it's inception. I'm not satisfied with this season at all. folks have stopped watching. To drastically change the character of Veronica is so dumb. A high powered attorney, seeking affection from a man young enough to be her son is not cool at all. Her character is a s*** in every sense of the word. Tyler Perry profess to be a religious man. So I'm surprised at the sex content in this show, as well as the other one "If Loving You Is Wrong". All these shows have the same plots and they are getting very old.

  • Stacy J. Baton Rouge, LA

    Mr. Perry, this show is the best of all of your shows. Have you thought about making it a daily show? Your fans will love it!!!

  • Faye Mulligan Greenville, SC

    This is what I want to happen: I would love to see Catherine and Jim fall in love all over again or for the first time and really become true partners in life. I would love to see them join forces and do good in this journey called life. I would like to see David and Veronica divorce and David to stop being such a whimp. He would make a good governor. Eventually, I would like to see Wyatt be charged for his crimes but get a small sentence due to the fact he was high on drugs at the time. I would like for Quincy to be killed by Candice. The money Candice took from Jim will have to be returned with Oscar's help. Candice and Oscar should get married and have more children. The threads for Hannah, Benny, the Welfare workers, Veronica, Wyatt, Maggy, Celine, and everyone else are still being spun Mr. Perry. I am a good writer, but so are you.

    • sp chicago #2140457

      it wouldn't be a soap opera with your way and his ratings would go down

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