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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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  • Onevoice Illinois

    Just wondering how Tyler is going to introduce Amanda's pregnancy in the next season, or is that going to be a cliffhanger at the end of the next season?? Don't forget this avid fans. And we as the viewers want to see Benny live. We don't care how you start his brain activity and introduce him recovering.

    • Billye Dallas #1937621

      If I recall correctly Amanda was not pregnant it was a false positive. Her and Candice talked about it.

  • Ivy Philly

    I did not watch the show from the beginning. How can I see all the previously aired episodes so I can catch up? I've heard such good things!

  • Angel Ny

    Hiatuses are REALLY stupid when you think about it! They give the viewer time to find other interests. As much as I love the haves and the have nots, I have moved on. I have now become addicted to Scandal which is absolutely awesome! I was able to start watching the show from Season one, episode one on Netflix (.....hmmmm? What a concept) and then I was able to watch ABC on demand (....hmmmm? What a concept) to catch right up to the current episode which aired last night. With each passing day, I am missing the haves and the have nots less and less, and less....and by May I will have absolutely no problem DVR'ing The episodes since I will have been without them for so long. Oh, make no mistake about it, I will be tuning in when the show returns, but now I have had a taste of some other drama series and .....I LIKE....I LIKE!!!!! So Tyler better bring it because now my expectations are waaaaaaay higher than BEFORE I became a gladiator!!! So once again, I feel hiatuses are stupid. It's like being in a loving monogamous relationship and at the peak of the love and excitement, you decide to take a break from the relationship and both "see other people" for 3 mos. Well....maybe you can rekindle the relationship, and maybe you can't......... Maybe you can HAVE and maybe you will HAVE NOT! Remains to be seen! Nevertheless, hiatuses are stupid! Aaaaaah! I feel better!

    • MJ FL #1937028

      OH NO PLEASE DON'T GO! :-) You make a great point. Going on hiatus every couple of months isn't going to cut it. Like you stated, Angel, people will loose interest, find something else to watch or just totally forget about it. Mr. Perry, if you want to keep your fans coming back for more, please give us what we want and I'm quite sure the viewership will increase and THATHN will be even more successful. Peace...MJ

    • Judi Hallandale Beach, Florida #1937067

      True love will never fade away! My opinion, it's not about whether or not one loses their interest. It's about loyalty. To make such a statement as the previous two says you were not undying fans to begin with. Stay positive and give praise for fine work instead of presenting dares to prove that your approvals must be met. Not pleasant if such a proposal were to be place upon you. now would it. Just an opinion ...

    • Angel Ny #1937627

      Well you sit around waiting for love......good luck with that! ROFLMAO!!!! If I am going to be a devoted viewer, then I expect the network to be a devoted provider! Hmpf!

  • ellen Suriname

    cant wait for the next season

  • Carol Illinois

    I love this show as well, but do agree with another person about some of the scenes are really unrealistic such as in the hospital, but will watch!

  • JRoc85

    Tyler Perry, you're KILLING IT with "The Haves and Have Nots" on OWN!!! You & Oprah are a match-made in "television heaven." Keep up the great work, & I can't wait until the show returns in May!!!

  • Msdiva United States

    love love can't wait for may to see what has happen to Benny and number 9...I took a whole entire day off and watch episode 1 to 26 ...i took a break to shower. after that it was on stayed up all through the night to watch the show.I can relate to many things in the show. i just can't wait.

  • a.y.harrison San Pablo, California

    I like the show, however some of the scenes weren't realistic for me, such as the scene in the hospital when Candace was going off on the receptionist, to me that wasn't realistic, because the average I repeat the average black woman would of let Candace have it by telling her off, or they would of called security. Another thing the f** security guard just stood there and didn't do anything, he just allowed her to go in the surgery room and act a fool. Come on now I know you want to make Candace a villain in which she's playing her part, but that's not real it just doesn't happen like that , which made it difficult for me. Another thing when Hanna and Candace were arguing in the hospital, people just sat there no one didn't bother to look up, not realistic people are generally noisy no one moved they just sat there like robots. Just a few pointers that'll make the scenes more realistic.(Directing Pointers) There were other scenes that weren't realistic however I'm just pointing out a few that maybe in the near future you might want to pay closer attention to, because I really like the show. Overall a good show, just tighten up a few things and you'll have an award winning show Tyler.

  • amy sledge United States

    Hi mr.perry, I just got finished watching your play h*** has no fury like a woman scorned. In Salisbury Maryland I loved the play all the songs and the message as well.loved loved it. Need to come to the eastern shore more often. Your biggest fan amy sledge

  • sherlicia austin tx

    i love this show and really want to be a part of it!please contact me!

  • jodunlap glen daniel wv

    I seriously LOVE THIS SHOW... APRIL has gotta fly buy.....

  • Angel NY

    May 27th is new season

    • MJ FL #1936409

      Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, Angel!!! YOU JUST MADE MY DAY!!! I had a feeling that it would start around the time it made its debut, which was the 28th of May. Peace...

    • angel ny #1936498

      Anything for yoooo booooo! LOL!

    • MJ FL #1936803

      LOL:-) :-) :-) Peace...MJ

    • Angel Ny #1936880

      Hi MJ! I'm a gladiator now! Hiatuses are stupid!

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