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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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  • chantel punch pomona ca

    I love this show I watch it every week is this show going to be on dvd soon?

  • Lena houston

    Why doesn't this show air online?


    This is some of your best work yet. You will not turn away once you start watching. I've been a fan Tyler Perry since his first Madea plays.

  • JOE Jamaica, ny

    i just started watching the haves and have not's this season which i believe is season four and i am hooked. I would like to watch seasons one, two and three as well. does anybody know where i can purchase the haves and have not's seasons one, two and three on DVD?

  • Gailo FL

    I really love this show and it's case of characters. Why did TP chose to use Savannah, GA as the setting of this show and not one person on this show speaks with a southern accent? My husband even is hooked now. Sorry to see Amanda go; she played a great role, hopefully she has moved on with something else worthy of her acting abilities. Would love to hear the answer to this question please.

  • SharonDeneenBrister Irmo, sc 29063

    Hi Tyler Perry , I said just prayer Bobbi k brown very sad it not happy bathtub water stop Finally . I know you Longtime my friend ago with you not see Tyler meet you Talk to you sadly bless you always

  • A. Fan Ohio

    Love the show! Wish John Schneider prepared better or followed script better. It seems like he's always trying to remember what his lines are.

  • Marie E cantave

    God bless Tyler I would like to see you and nurseTrudy at same scene

  • Laurie Kitzis san jose, ca

    I know season 3 started but not showing on own yet. Help. Where can i find it?

  • Thebrasta Warren MI

    Candace love her some Benny as she set him up in his own business and purchase a home for him. I am curious to see if Candace get her son back will she be a good mother or dump Q with Hanna. Something is off w** David as he is not being his usual self. Time for him to see his Doctor. I can not wait for Benny to learn that his lawyer Veronica is responsible for getting Quincy out of prison.

  • Shakira

    When will all season be available online? I think it would help people who's trying to catch up.

  • Lito Springfield,Tn

    What was the song played while Candace and benny was driving in the porsche in last episode lyrics (what the h"ll is going on in this world)Howdo we find the songs or the artist that you use dring the season....very inspired ....very well written and acted!

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