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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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  • BossLady Chicago, IL

    Huge fan of the show, however I recently bought a smart tv and dropped cable. Will you be making this show (and others....House of Payne, Love Thy Neighbor, etc) available on Hulu and/or Netflix very soon?

  • Erica Orlando,Fl

    Hey Tyler. I hope this message reaches you god bless everything you do you have a awesome point of view 98% of your movies I love. you know I've never been surprised can you surprise me with a call :-*

  • Toya Vidalia, Ga

    This is to all whom are commenting, I work when the show comes on and I looked for it on Netflix I was in love with season 1 and only got to watch half of season 2 because of a schedule change on my job can anyone tell me where else I can watch it or any other time it comes on???? Please

  • Alimamy Conteh Fayetteville,GA

    Hello, Mr.Perry. I just want to tell you that in tonight's episode, it was crazy. Jim is very arrogant that he will bring reign so much h*** to the Young family especially to Hanna, who didn't do anything to him only but told the police that Wyatt committed the crime of vehicular homicide. But also kidnapping Candace and telling Katheryn to not help Hanna with Benny. Please set Candace free and let David fall in love with Maggie although she's a little nosy. As for Celine, please hope that she gets fired or quits because she's dead annoying to everyone. That's all I want to say. God Bless you and keep up the good work.

  • Sherrie Rockford Il

    OMG Tyler. Your work is phenomenal. Im so hooked on your entire tv series/plays. By far The Haves and Have Nots is my favorite (move over Scandal). Love it because you make it so real. Average everyday people can relate. On a different note,whatever you do you have to keep Candice. She's one bad chick. Love her sazzy attitude toward everything but her loving brother.Good luck and continue to let God use you.

  • Terri

    I love this show, but the men are so weak, Tyler give them some back bone and take some of that power from Candace. A girl with no money and so much say so. I look forward to something happening to her. Please don't let Benny die. What going to happen with the sneaky detective and that low down baby daddy that needs a kidney?

    • Terri #1959024

      It's also time to do something with that maid, she needs to show up or get on...

    • Lorraine #1959429

      I think Celine will get her just desserts this season, but she may have one more card to play...as for Amanda, she can go, now! Candace and her baby-daddy are going to get together; so is Hannah and the dead baby's grandfather...Benny will wake up and refuse to give Tony anything!!!

  • Linda Newell Covington GA

    I thought tonight was explosive. Hanna read Mr Crowder. The whole cast was excellent as usual.

  • Cameron Bristol TN

    How can I buy the series of this show


    I think at some point the show needs to bring Iyanla ' fix my life' to help them put their life in order :)

  • Vennita Reese camilla Ga 31730

    I'm very disappointed that we cannot see this new show because of the cable company we have in our area, and I'm a big fan of Tyler Perry and also Ms.Wintery.

  • Jayson R detroit

    Wow Mr. Perry. Tonight's episode was even better and darker than the past shows. I see you going deeper, darker, and more complex into the storylines. Please don't let Benny die. Excellent show tonight sir. Can't wait until next week. You should grow the cast some, perhaps add 3 or 4 characters to the show permanently. A slighly larger cast will mean more drama and suspense. Great job Mr. Perry. I love you and your work. God bless and good night!!!

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