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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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  • Rosalind Bham, AL

    I absolutely hate Jim....... Kill him NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Dynitira west memphis #1969851

      I absolutely don't want candaces to died I mean I love that gurl . I want jim to get hurt or something

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  • A.P. New Orleans

    Did Benny just come out of a coma or Angola? His strange acting is confusing.

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  • Tina Michigan

    Tyler please think about a daily soap this show is so good, I can't wait for Tuesdays. My family and I on the phone on the commercial because it is so good. Great job you did it!

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  • Pam Benefield

    Tyler Perry this is the best show I have since in my life. Please let Candance live. I think she plays an important role and need to stay around.

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  • Anzell Bedford TX

    Tyler-lewis OMG!! Mr Perry My family and I have a The haves and the haves not party ever tuesday nite! We have a family reunion on the OWN network!!!! Thank u and OWN!!

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  • Theresa Dayton,Ohi

    Tyler Perry! Please dont kil CANDANCE! This is the BEST SHOW on tv!! CANT WAIT TILL NEXT TUESDAY!!!!!!......

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  • lorraine

    OMG! I HATE Jim! He's going to have Candace killed! I can't believe this! Who on earth can save her?! Now Benny's awake and she knows nothing about ANY of this! As for Quincy, how stupid is he? He doesn't know what a psycho Amanda is; if he tries to have sex w/her, she'll snap, thinking about what the professor did to her, and blow his brains out! Or he'll end up back in prison; it shouldn't take long for him to figure out that Candace isn't coming home. He has no idea where his baby is, or anything! This is messed up! Benny is so cute, hitting on that nurse. Celine dropped another hint about having a child w/Jim, when she said she wished he'd take such good care of his 'other' children! Sooner or later we're going to meet her son; she's gonna s**** around and get all the dirt on this family and ruin them! They treat her like dirt , but she deserves it, she's such a conniving, deceitful, manipulative, nosy woman! The Cryers are going to find out that money doesn't buy class or integrity! David, DO NOT SLEEP W/THAT WHITE WOMAN, PERIOD! Veronica's a mean piece of work, but stay cool and steer clear of that woman...she's trouble! Veronica will beat her to a pulp if she finds out she's hitting on you!

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  • Sherri McGill Dallas TX

    What happen to the Have and the Have Not's tonight on Own? The new episode did not come on. I really wanted to see if Benny waked up.

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  • Felicia. North Dallas Dallas Tx

    My hubby and i are wondering whats going on The have and the have nots are not on OWN.

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    • Bettye Wilmington NC #1968090

      It is on OWN.

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    • CS Dallas #1968092

      t's not on in my area tonight.

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    • MariaF Redding Ca #1971342

      I love this show, I can't wait for Tuesday evenings, this is one of the best drama's on TV in a very long time, the acting is beyond good, please leave Candance on the show, I don't want to stop watching if she is dead, the show would not be the same.

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  • CS Dallas

    Did something happen? The show is not on in my area?

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  • MJ FL

    Greetings! Thank God it's Tuesday! Mr. Perry, Sir, what surprises. Do you have for us tonight? This is just a hunch, I think Amanda is going to shoot Candace's, hmmm, the name escapes me, ex boyfriend. Please David, even though Veronica deserves it, but don't have an affair with that woman, lol. When Benny wakes up, I wonder what will he remember about the night he was hit. If he say that he saw Wyatt hit him, that's going to blow Jim's big f** lie out of the park and put Benny's life in danger cuz Jim will go to any means to protect his son! Peace...MJ

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  • Robin Trammell Michinga

    Love the show however it's time for Candace to have a affair with someone other than Jim. Still waiting to see Candace son. Keep us wondering and hoping. The show is really hot and steaming!

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