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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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  • Michele Ca

    Tyler, I love the story line, but the actors keep repeating the same line over and over. I don't mind that as much as the music. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE turn down the music so I can hear what they are saying. Hannah and Benny are the best!

  • Sassy U.S.

    PLEASE....let Veronica get wha'st coming to her by stripping her of all assets & revealing every illegal and dirty thing she's ever done! (Jeffery would be the perfect candidate for this deed) PLEASE...give David a new set of "balls" as he is as dense as a doorknob regarding dealing or not dealing with that evil, crazy wife of his. It's obvious Oscar, Candace's love interest is Jim's plant and plot to get his money back from her. Let Candace bust him out before he snatch all Jim's money back. Just let her keep it. That's what Jim gets for fooling around in the first place! REVEAL...Jeffery didn't get that little tramp pregnant. Come on, you know he should have requested a blood test!!! Getting back to his gutless father, he should leave Veronica and develop a relationship with Maggie. Either give Benny a brain and common sense or weave some blond hair on his head because he is so naive!!!) PLEASE...off (as in kill) Quincy Sr., and Celine. Make either Celine or her oldest son the murder of Amanda - motive: jealously. Another revenge idea for Veronica, let Hanna beat the h*** out of her for screwing her weak-minded son. Once Kathryn finds out Veronica had Wyatt raped (in jail), let her beat the h*** out of Veronica too. FINALLY....PLEASE increase the seasonal episodes.! They're too short!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes...I know this is fiction, but I love show. I haven't missed an episode since it first aired.

  • Diane Columbia, ca

    I love this program and can't wait for it each week but, usually the music is so loud that it drowns out the dialog. Is there anything that can be done about that ?

    • Michelle Bronx, ny #2141864

      Don't know why some hear the back ground music too loud. Sounds great to must be location. I didn't notice any song during the hot tub scene I was so fastened to the story line. I had to replay to hear what the hype was over the song. Tyler great show this can go a number of ways. Verona can kill Maggie she came to her house I guess to say David running for governor. Crazy veronica says there are no witnesses. She may think Maggie want to be the governor wife and kill her. Or Celine older son walk on Jim on top of his mother and kill Jim. Oscar die in a plane crash, he told Candace you act like you not going to see me again. I believe he take the millions but leave the 500,000. Katherine die from the cancer leave her inheritance to Hannah who took care of her. David find out Maggie bought up the idea of Quincy being let out. Benny find his sister a liar finally he went to her job. Jeffrey One night drunken sex partner miscarried...Blood bath confuse David instead of verona. Jeffery tell Wyatt where the car is and remove it. Free from Ronica clutches

  • Jene Richardson Tate United States

    Tyler you are the greatest!!!!! When blessed you he blessed you with more than enough!! And it is finished!!!

  • Quentin

    Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!!!!!!! Lawd knows this soul can't wait another week!!!!!!!

  • Golddy NY

    RE: Haves and Haves Nots Tyler, Would you and the other powers that be (OPRAH) lol consider airing Haves and Haves Nots more than 1 time a week, realizing that a lot goes into bringing this show to air, ie production, cast, and other costs, but I do believe it would be worth it. Right now your fans are viewing reruns 2 times a week and all night long of past episodes, which I gather these time slots are already being or have been paid for. Another day of the week or 1 show a week year round is all we ask at this point. Please consider and get with OWN to see if this is a possibility and let your fans know. Can't say we will be patiently waiting but none the less, we will be looking to hear from you on this matter. Thank you From your Many Many Fans of HAHN

  • Lisa Plaisted Hartly De

    I mean what I say LEAVE JIM alone I'LL DEFENE AND SUPPORT HIM EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • lorraine #2138474

      Jim is a DOG and he's about to be exposed for the rich, arrogant, degenerate slob that he is!

    • Sharonda Sanders Spring, Texas 77373 #2138588

      I so agree with you that Jim needs to still come out on top. He maybe dirty in my ways but he's been wronged to the back of losing his daughter, losing money, son being raped lost opportunity and public humiliation...but that Veronica needs to be scared straight back into sanity where she runs to Hanna to learn how to become a Christian or learn to pray

  • Paulette United States

    Hey Tyler, I want to see the Haves and the have most starting with the 1st season. Where can I view it? I feel like I'm missing a great show.

    • Michelle ny #2141866

      You really did miss a great show. Glad I recorded much of it. Way too many commercials. Thought it being on OWN will control commericals. The show is really only about 25 min long rest is commercial

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  • Thebrasta USA

    I want the DA to find the car and put the Cryers and Harringtons up under the jail. Candace is about to be penniless. A con being conned by a con as Candace is off her game. Celine mistake was falling in love with Jim. If she were smart she would have extorted money from the Cryers and lived a comfortable life raising her children instead of begging to remain the Cryers maid. Is time for Wyatt and Jeffrey to get their heads together and get revenge on Jim and Veronica. Looking for a showdown with Quincy and Benny and for David to find out Veronica is kicking it with Benny. I feel sorry for Maggie Day loving a man who will never love her back.

    • lorraine #2138473

      After this interview w/this woman, everything's about to change! For one, Katherine has no idea that Wyatt was raped in prison, and when she finds that out, Jim will be on her hot seat once again, in addition to the Celine revelation! It did make me angry that Jim beat up/humiliated the BLACK man, while letting the other two officers off w/a scolding! Typical, for the Black man to take the heat for the white ones...I knew that obnoxious shrew Celine, would get revenge after being dissed so openly! She's a fool to even think that Jim would be interested in the hired help; look what he did to Candace, although they were both willing participants, and Candace PLANNED to extort money from Jim! I just hope she doesn't blow all that $$ and puts some away for Little Q!!! The only way she'll end up broke is if she squanders it all, or Oscar invests it in some sort of scam! I hope not! *I absolutely HATE Veronica! Every week she gets worse and worse; Jeffrey's right, David IS scared of that demon woman! If Wyatt wasn't g-y before, he will be now; Landon will have some competition for Jeffrey's affections!

    • Thebrasta USA #2138504

      Please say it s not so. Wyatt has to remain straight as I do not want him to be gay. Okay he got raped in prison and by his reaction he did not like it. I am for Jeffrey counseling Wyatt to help him get on the right track in getting a job and laying off the booze and drugs. I just want Jeffrey to be a good friend to Wyatt.

    • Michelle ny #2141868

      The black man did not take the heat for the white guard. Verona PAID HIM to put the rapist in the jail with Wyatt

  • Evelyn Fernamdez new york city

    Please Tyler, Explain Veronica hatred towards gays,I think it should be that her father was a cross dresser g** drunk that came home and beat on her mother because he was in the closet and was very angry, and she saw her mother and him fighting a lot and her friends made fun of her. She had very little growing up because her was could not keep a job. Show why cause at this point she is just a devil. Say David knows this and that is why he loves her.He sees her heart and knows why she is sick. Ok Thats what i hope is going on. Show that Hanna was not perfect when Candance was a little girl and that is why she hates her so.

    • lorraine #2138476

      Evelyn, I posted several months ago that I think Veronica herself was g-y and her parents had a fit!! They tried to 'force' her to be straight, and she ended up being rather 'loose', had an affair w/David, got preggers and had Jeffrey. That's why she keeps encouraging him to have sex 'over and over' til he enjoys it w/a female!! Either way, she's demented and unpleasant. And even if David knows about her past, he can't force her to get help, and making excuses for her behavior isn't helping either! And we knew early on, that Hannah was a pretty loose woman back in the day, but she got 'religion' and is trying to live a good life. But her hypocritical attitude toward Candace is not helping! Instead of fighting against her, she should be working w/her for the benefit of Little Q, who I know she loves dearly. BUT, just because Candace is not living her best life, Q is STILL her son, and she is trying to make things right. They need to work it out!! I DO like this social worker, who is trying to do right by both mother and grandmother. What a refreshing character! Now THAT'S who Benny should try and be with, not Veronica, who's gonna eventually bring Benny down and destroy what he's worked for!

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