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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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  • Debbie Ft worth. Texas

    When does the next season begin?

    • Linda Panama city fl #2145702

      I read that the new season starts January 2016

  • Patricia Hobbs Cypress, TX

    I love the show and I love Tyler Perry but often I find many of his story lines do not make sense. They are simply unrealistic! Why would Candace need Oscar to put $500,000 in an account that has 4,000,000? Why would Oscar be in a jet that must be turned around to go meet with Candace when everything he was doing was for show? Why would he go to her house requesting his money when he had gotten what he wanted?

    • Ms Holloway United States #2145738

      Well I see you have followed the entire past seasons. truly because that 7 million was stolen would you go tell an organization that you had this money when you had no honest job. That's why

    • Madeline Monroe Twp. NJ #2146125

      The money was never stolen. Candace got Judge Cryer to wire the money into her account. You could say she gave him an offer he could not refuse. It was not legal. I do not quite understand why Oscar came back unless Tyler Perry wanted to show us two men in Candace life. One a thug who wanted to take her life from her. She left that life behind. The other man Oscar gave her romance. Something she never had in her life, but it was not real she was just a job for him. The only way he knew how to get to Candace was she was honest with him. Something he was not with her. You see both these men did not give a care about her life. That is the only reason for Oscar to come back. The other reason being to let the viewer know who hire him.

  • Kay Michigan

    Hello....I have called Tyler Perry studios in Atlanta and have used Shazam and Spotify to find out the name of the song that was played during hot tub scene of the haves and the have nots with Oscar and Candace. When I called Tyler Perry Studios, the lady was VERY RUDE and told me that that info was not made public...WHY NOT??? ...I'm not sure why they won't release the name of the song. Obviously they see on all the message boards that people want the song...Why not let the artist get his or her due credit????Seems kind of silly to me....ijs

    • Thebrasta USA #2145053

      I also E Mail Tyler Perry to get the name and the artist of the song that played during the hot tub scene I was told that it was written for the scene.

  • cashmere chandler springfield

    i love the show its so good i just wish i could have watch it from the first episoe

  • Fredia Texas

    It broke my heart for Oscar to deceive Candice like that!

    • AMW MS;USA #2144969

      Mine to.

    • Ms Holloway #2145739

      Me too. But oddly enough I didn't trust him. But hoped I was wrong so Candace could actually find love. Oscar lowered her guards

  • Lisa king Birmingham, al

    Need to get t.v. series on DVD. The have and have nots and if loving you is wrong. I could rewatch them all day.

  • Michelle Novi Michigan

    Is the social worker Aleah the same actress as Melissa?

  • Evelyn Samuel Lynchburg Va

    I do not have cable but I love all the series that is out. I missed the whole season of The have and have nots. I wish it was available on hulu, netflix or even to be able to watch it online on the OWN site.

    • Donita Philly #2145310

      Watch it on mr world premiere

  • A'DREEN N TURNBULL North Carolina

    I love the show, but with my work schedule I miss the airing on Tuesday nights. I then have to stay up 2am-3am in order to catch the show, I just wish you also made the show available online as well. It truly is one of my favorite shows.

  • Susi Winby

    Tyler Perry is a genius! I can't wait for the next season to start! This is the best "soap opera" I've seen in years!

    • Nancy Billings, Montana #2145695

      I totally agree with all of you, love The Haves and Have Nots--♡♡♡

  • Jessica O'conner

    When does the next season come on. I am obsessed with the show. The seasons are way to short.

  • Leatha

    I don't like the way you got Candice mother going after her and the way you let David let Ocsar take her money. That don't make sense to me.

    • Madeline Monroe Twp. NJ #2144831

      I loved how this season ended. Tyler I was one of those people that wanted Oscar to be the love of Candace life, but you had something better for us. People always on Candace but you show us two different men one who taunted her Oscar the last night what a acting job he did he became a repulsive human being who lack compassion. and Quincy a thug that wanted to take her life but with the help of Jeffrey they both defended their lives and save each other. My the Cryers and the Harringtons did not look like happy campers. I can not wait for David to find out that there is a picture of his wife having sex with Candace's 23 year old brother. Just think he had the nerve to ask Oscar/ Brandon about the sex with Candace. Ha Ha. I hope we see Melissa and Jeffrey's story come center stage next season I wonder how she will feel about the Harringtons once the luster comes off. c

    • Aaron Illinois #2152827

      My favorite character. Is Katherine ahe is very tuff i think the show should let her use her fathers influence to get her out of this current situation. From what i gathered her dad had a lot of money and power. So why doesnt she use that. Also would like to see ger put veronica in her place.. Especially when she finds out what she had done to Wyatt