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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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  • Alice Bartlett St Louis MO

    All I have to say is that this show keeps me on edge. It keeps me guessing and wondering. I like that because you never know what you're going to get. Thanks Mr. Perry.

  • lorraine

    It's time for Veronica to get hers! Yes, she's a slick lawyer and knows all the tricks, but I'm just sick of her running over people to get her way! LOVE seeing Candace shaking in her boots; I hope War really gets even w/her...I know Jim will! The D.A. thought she was slick, but now she's running scared, too! Benny is going to end up losing everything b/c of his conniving sister! Hannah should stop trying to 'save' Candace; you can't save someone who doesn't want to be saved. And of course she'll go back to work for the Cryers, even after all that's happened. David is getting on my nerves trying to save Veronica, who doesn't even care about him anymore! Maggie will suspect a set-up and not go in and dude will get caught! I just want Catherine to find out that her good 'friend' Veronica had her son raped in prison...let's see how that turns out! Wyatt should be dead; if they have him survive, it'll be fake. He o'd' big time! It would serve the Cryers right to lose both children!

  • Terazzah M. Z Pensacola, FL

    It's me again, I can't wait for the next installment of the HAVE AND HAVE NOTS.. When will the next season be?

  • Betty

    Is the have and have nots coming out on dvd anytime soon?

  • Jaye Rich Clearwater Florida

    Tyler Perry is the smartest man ever I mean the hav and have nots is one of my favorite shows when it comes to drama. I cannot wait until june 21st to see what happens but veronica needs to be put behind bars and roughed up a bit she needs to be reminded of where she comes from. Candance needs to redo her entire floor and walls before jeffrey end up miserable for the rest of his life. I really think david should be with maggie and let veronica suffer she has caused soo much pain. Wyatt poor wyatt well let's see tyler will save him and bring him back, he will let mrs. cryer have her way with jennifer and the show is going to be sooo goood. Mr. Perry please please make it so dramatic we are all on the edge of our seats.

  • Sdw Florida

    Since there are very few daily soap operas on the networks anymore, I wish HAHN came on every day during the day on OWN. I know you'd have a huge audience and daily DVR watchers as well. Tyler, please make this a daily show if you can....Love this show so much....WOW!!!

  • Sharon SYLACAUGA , Al

    Wonderful job on have and have nots!!!!!!

  • regina freeman Chicago,IL

    i love love love your work god bless

  • Sharon Brister Irma.sc.

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  • Mike West Palm Beach, FL

    The Haves and Have Nots is the BEST Drama on TV... an island oasis in a VAST ocean of television nothingness

  • Pat L. Sarasota, FL

    OOOOH WHEEEE!!!! I love this show. My husband and I watch it every Tuesday. I hate that next week is the season finale. Please don't leave us hanging too bad. Tie up a few loose ends! LOL! Of course "If Loving You Is Wrong is coming back to help me through the wait> I love both of these shows! Thanks so much..keep up the good work. Many blessings!

  • Teresa Heard Lexington, Kentucky

    This show is my s****** Can't wait for it to return!!!!!!!!!!!!

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