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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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  • Charles New Orleans, La.

    The commercials are killing me.....they show you 4-5 minutes of the soap opera and then there are 8-10 minutes of commercials....Last night, during one commercial break I counted 17 different commercials! TP other soap opera (If Loving You Is Wrong) was the same way! PITIFUL!

  • Sonya Tx

    Okay. HAHN'S was pretty darn hot last night. The scene where Benny ran into Quincy's car and he hopped out and beat up Quincy came from daddy's little girls. Also last week when Landon was talking with Candace at the lounge in the hotel; there was a little s*** up in Candace's line. She said "Jim wasnt there?" And Landon says," how did you know he was late." I caught that, but I can say the drama really picked up and the HAHN'S has been interesting. Would like to hear more about Kathryn's affairs, Veronica and Benny should get it on a little more, and Jeffery(Gavin Houston) is really gay. I don't think a straight man can play that part that well; not for all the money in the world(then again.....money makes the world go around.)

  • Denise Clayton DE

    I hate the new character of Veronica. Why did you destroy her image as a former top attorney with a successful marriage? She is the main reason why I wait the show, a powerful, successful black women. Please bring the beautful, smart, successful Veronica back.

    • alecia #2083330

      I agree 100% but I like the new character of verionca because that means she not afraid of anybody and that she letting be known that this her world. I love her she my favorite.

    • galdys johnson fort benning, ga #2083713

      i do believe that some mothers can"t take their only son being g** after she had so many miscarriges she just might have lost her mind and needs help to cope with her only son being g** if he is a father it won"t make a difference to veronica as for david he should burn cause since he kissed maggie and almost got busy he is curious now as to how it would be so he has lost my vote david was a good man but now he is just david the thot!

    • calvin connecticut #2084680

      I agree Denise, Veronica's character was whom I liked best in this show. To degrade her now is just foolish. And to flaw it with Benny was too over the top. This show has its great moments and yet it has delusional twists. Candace extorting money and getting away with it is beyond stupid!! Too many new people and not clearing the old ones. What happened to the professor? The pushing of the homosexuals is a bit too much. Yes society has become too excepting. This supposedly coming from a person who serves God. But Oprah &Money is Tylers God!! Wake up viewers!!

  • LaSonya Canfield Monroe, Louisiana

    Hat's off to Gavin Houston for a nice performance last night! I was wondering would his character ever have any masculinity. Tika, you go girl! Now Tyler Perry "you know you need an __ lol for letting Mr. Lepley go out like that but you did your thing last night. I was on the end of my seat going uh oh now...whoa...damn...wtw! Now just waiting on Friday for my fave show. Much love Tyler. Sonya

  • Gloria los angeles, ca

    When is the HAHN coming back??? Can't find it anywhere. When, when when???

  • Pucci Pittsburgh

    When is this show being released on DVD? Come on Tyler, give us something.

  • NeeNee Fernandina Beach FL

    I was hooked show #1 and so was my husband. I just watched season finale and it makes no sense at to how the ending fell out. I even had to watch it again on 'On Demand ' to make sure I didn't miss something. Nothing wrong with throwing out more meat to the tiger.we will come back , but this left me cold. PS I think Amanda is alive. Candace is not that shocked or remorseful. Also don't think it is a good idea to show a "baby Daddy' absuing him -though it happens(Baby 'Q') I thought that Benny ran into car and killed the kid thrown into the front seat -but then he would not be let out of jail in a good mood. Benny is gonna have a nice lot a cars as he collects them. he will in stud business with Candace who set him up with having that nice car -but that storyline dropped dead?

  • M.H

    Hello, You have made success with this. Catch you later.:-)

  • Mary Nelsen nj

    Omg this is the most exciting show on tv i cant wait for tue evening for next episode the only thing i have a issue with when you dont have a show on absolutely love it

  • Renita Arkansas

    Love the show last evening, but did you have to make my girl, Veronica look like she was in tha hood? The scene with her with no make-up and wig...man ya'll had her looking crazy because normally she is dressed to kill. You made you point! It's official, she is mentally disturbed. One flew over the cuckoo's nest crazy. Now, we just have to name the baby. LOL

  • Tracy United States

    mr perry i love u and the amazing work u do keep up the awesome work and i love the hahn please dont kill david off i actually like him but keep up amazing talent u do and i wonder when new season will air hope its soon love ya

  • LB CT

    What a great show. hope it comes back.

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