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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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  • April Bean Birmingham, Alabama

    I love this show. It's like our very own soap. I didn't watch them before they took them off TV but I watch this one. Keep up the great work.

  • Vanessa Richmond, Va

    Continued.... Also would like to see it on DVD so we could watch over again. Its that good!!! Thank you Tyler Perry. Your work is Amazing!!! So very talented!!! You are Truly Blessed by God with Amazing talents!!!! LOVE :)

  • Vanessa Richmond,Va

    I absolutely LOVE the show. I am so into it! Crystal Fox is Amazing!!! Her acting skills are so good you don't even know she is acting. She has got you so into the situation you think it is really real. She has you so into it you think it is happening to you. She has me right there with her feeling all the gut wrenching emotions her character is going through. Such talent!!! I can not say enough about her acting skills! I would have to say she is one of the best actresses EVER!!!! You go girl.... You should be very proud of yourself. God has truly given you a talent!!! When Hanna was walking out of court and begging Tony, telling Candace to shut up and falling down on the ground....... WOW! Only a person who has really been in pain can truly understand what she is acting out in her character. Her feelings and emotions. In EVERY scene She NAILS it!!! "I can smell him" Straight up couldn't have picked a better actress! She deserves an award!!!! Please tell her I said so. She deserves to hear it!!!!

  • jeb1 New York

    I love Crystal Fos. On one gets it the way she does. Renee Lawless is also amazing. Be careful with them. Network television can come and sweep them away, they are so good & rare. I can see Renee Lawless & Crystal Fox on Scandal, Chicago PD, The Good Wife or any other top network series. John Schneider can get a little better although he has that "dirt bag' look pretty down pack. Can't wait for Season 3.

  • David Haynes Baltimore, MD

    Hi Mr. Perry, I am fifteen years old, and I am a huge fan of your series, the Haves and the Have Nots. I was wondering if you would consider putting it on dvd?

  • Yolanda Miller United States

    I love The Have and the Have Nots ,but I missed the last two episodes due to visiting my hubby overseas. I have looked EVERYWHERE and I can not find them. Why are those two episodes not being shown on OWN? Please help me out and air those episodes. I really feel lost. I'm addicted!!

    • MJ FL #1947496

      Hi! I believe that just before the new season starts, which is 27th of May, they will air some of the repeat episodes. Hopefully the two episodes you missed are in there. Peace...MJ

    • jeb1 United States #1947879

      i was also looking for them for sometime and they were finally downloaded on Video on Demand. If you can't get them there, they usually repeat the whole season right before they start airing the new season (3).


    PLEASE DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS!!!!!! I WANT A DIVORCE!!!!! For Better or Worse should just be called FOR WORSE!!! What the heck is going on? It is so bad this season that I don't even look forward to seeing it and I totally forgot it was on the other night! When I did watch it on DVR, it couldn't even hold my attention. It is absolutely awful! As much I love Tyler Perry's work, this show has met it's demise. The April 23rd show had the absolute lowest ratings since the show ever started. (0.69) Tyler you are doing waaaaaay too much all by yourself and it is starting to show. Shonda Riimes has a TEAM of writers, directors, and producer and SCANDAL is on and popping EVERY week!!! (Mind you, I started watching it after I was left hanging at the peak of the short season of The Haves And Have Nots)...take a lesson from her and get more help. These shows look like you filmed the whole season in one day and just threw it out there for us. Your fans love you and they are willing to support you, but you have to bring it. We will not watch low quality work....especially when it started off as high quality work. I PRAY that you don't go down this same dreadful road with The Haves And The Have Nots!!!! I have said it before and I will say it again, THAT IS YOUR HIT!!!! Forget the rest of this mess....Love Thy Neighbor (which disgustingly now occupies the HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS time slot when YOU SHOULD BE PLAYING THE ENTIRE SEASON ONE AND SEASON TWO TO ATTRACT NEW VIEWERS) and as I said earlier, at this point I am headed to Divorce Court because I didn't know For Better or Worse could get any worse!!! You also need to SKIP these hiatuses!!! I know that everyone else is doing it, but their shows have so much going on (example SCANDAL) that I was actually glad when it went on hiatus this season because it was giving me chest palpitations with all of the excitement, and my mind and body NEEDED the break!!! This is not the case with your programming!!! Please get it together and get some help and stop taping shows so fast and so far in advance and just throwing them out there for us. If I were you, I would get the Haves And Have Nots back on the air with a swiftness and it would be a cold day in h*** before I went on a hiatus again with that show.

    • MJ FL #1947267

      Hi Angel, welcome back, it's nice to hear from u. I hope Mr. Perry are reading our posts and is taking them into consideration. With all due respect, Mr. Perry, U have too many irons in the fire. Slow down, cause we need u to save some energy for this Awesome show u have brought to OWN. This show is a success and we want it to stay that way and hopefully get even better. But u can't continue giving us a little bit of this and a little bit of that, and before we can blink, the show is going on hiatus !!! Peace..MJ

    • jeb1 United States #1947882

      So true. I really like this show but you don't to have read "drama series 101" to know that Mr. Perry needs some writers to help him out here. Some of dialogue is so lame, it's hard to watch. I believe that the show is kept afloat because everyone loves Mr. Perry and everyone loves a soap opera BUT there are limits. You can't insult the intelligence of an audience. Like, how does Benny's father get Power of Attorney" after being an absentee father and clearly have a conflict of interest, namely, that he needs his son's kidney. OPRAH were are you. Your friend needs help.

  • DEBORAH Houston, TX

    I ABSOLUTELY LOOOOVE THIS SHOW!!!!!...OMG!!!..I have to run home from chore rehearsal to make sure i don't miss a thing... I thought i would never get hooked on a any show like i am about this one.... THANKS TYLER!!!:)

  • Jackie Southfield, MI

    Mr. Perry I love the Have and Have Nots, I honestly cannot think of anyway you could improve upon perfection. I sent you a message some time ago regarding bringing back the House of Payne. Have you and Ms. Winfrey considered bringing it to OWN? Additionally, I have an eighty-two year old mother, I have a question I would like to ask you about her, but I have searched and been unable to find a means of writing you a letter, this is something I would really rather not put on a public site. If u could email me an address, it could be to urge studio, just so I can get it to you. I appreciate all you do .

    • Tarra Boynton, Beach Florida #1948146

      I honestly freaking LOVE this show I'm glad you thought of it and you choose the right people for the characters and I also watch love thy neighbor that show is HILARIOUS i like all the characters especially Floyd he is just too funny and I like how u got Philip liking Linda brilliant but just all in a nut shell I love your both your shows and keep up the good work you make people curious and laughing at the same time I like that and I love all ur Medea movies too

  • Ruby Chester East Point Georgia

    Greetings: I originally asked when Season 3 would return. Is it going to be any earlier than May 27, 2014 as posted. Is Benny going to live or die? Please write him in. I was so disappointed on last night when the show didn't come on. I was waiting on 4-22-14 to see it. It messed me up so I just fell asleep. Keep on writing. LOL

  • regina Ghana

    OmG I love it....can't wait for next episodes...

  • Annie Dolores Durant Cleveland Georgia.

    When will the sow The Haves and the Have Nots be put on DVD...You know Tyler Perry, this will also be a good thing to help people out, like The Oprah Winfrey Angel network. love the show keep up the good work.