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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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  • Dee-rod Rockwall,TX

    What the what???? We need these next few months to fly by! January can't get here soon enough! Tyler you messed me up!

  • Gloria C. Bennett Marietta, GA

    Tyler,Tyler Perry, Wow!!! You did it, you really rocked the HAHN. it's not fair to make us wait until January. I think Quincy is out. There's no real need for him in the picture anymore. And I guess Hannah has to live with Benny now so she and little Q will have a place to live. And David why is he in Jail?

  • James D Jones Fayetteville Nc

    This was a great cliff hanger till January

  • Linda Turks Memphis

    I must say Mr. Perry you did that on HAHN. You picked an awesome cast,they where so good. This last episode had my heart racing! Yall did that and I know that's not correct English. Dang we got to wait until January....#tears....

  • lisa Chicago

    Can't wait to see what Hanna is going to do about finding some place to stay.

  • Linda polk North Carolina

    Bye Quincy

  • Tina NJ

    What the heck! I was hoping Oscar was a good guy but I should have known. I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL JANUARY TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!! #tylerperryurkillingme

    • Crystal Baltimore #2143832

      I thought Oscar was a good man too but turns out he's sneaky.

  • On the Edge NJ

    tyler you did it! surprise after surprise after surprise!. was on the edge of my seat the whole time loved every moment. everything came in right on time. can't wait until...

  • Camela Indianapolis

    Tyler Perry, you are amazing! You have such a creative mind! Where do you get your ideas from? I was on my seat to the end! I cant wait until January. Moving on to If loving you is wrong. Thank you!

  • Shayla Williams Arkansas

    I cannot wait till my birthday January 2016. Tyler Perry has outdone his self again with this season. I'm glad my favorite character Candace survived!!

  • Quentin

    Huuuuuuunnnnae!!!!! I forgot my name. That past hr. did it for me.

  • Leslee

    Tyler Perry has done it again. What an ending to this season. I can't wait to see what happens next. Wow, just wow. Thanks again. This is the greatest show on television. Great actors and of course I don't know how Tyler Perry comes up with all the twists. Bravo!!!!

    • E. Hannah Fayetteville, NC #2143858

      Wow!! That was the best climax ever! I can't wait for more. Thank you Mr. Tyler P. I only wish I could find the first year episodes. I start watching The Have nots second season.

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