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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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  • Shayne s.

    It's all going down! returning in may the haves and the have nots gets even more complicated as Candace situation reach another level. Kathryn and Hanna's relationship is on edge, Benny is in new care treatment, Wyatt is on arrest point, and Amanda's last encounter with the professor stunned viewers. It's too darn hot!

  • Brittney Taylor Gadsden, Al

    I just love the show being a full time wife, mom, student, and step in mom to my 17 year old sister after losing my mother, to lung cancer last year. I needed a good pick me up and I found that in this show it gave me something to look forward to during my pregnancy, and after I delivered. That Candace is a piece of work I tell you, you either love her or love the way you hate her, and that is the character that is most talked about and all I can say for Bennie is "Poor Bennie," he just can 't win for losing. I admire Hannah for her role it just hurts to see her hurt even though people say its just tv but its the type of tv that pulls you in so deep that you talking to the characters knowing they can't even here you . But Tyler Perry, " Really did it this time," the people that live in my town absolutely love him and wish we could have him come down so we can let you know how much we support you and love your work .

  • Jennie Washington United States

    Tyler this is a great show, I ready need and would really love an "audition", really I'm serious ; ) sincerely, JeniCe'

  • Glendajah 1773olivestreetlouisiana,Alexandria

    I love kordell,Sean,and jeremy

  • Billye United States

    I love the show and the plot but I beg you please get some of the actors acting lessons. At some points the acting is so horrible. Its still a good show and I can see the concept behind the bad acting but seriously it would be so much better with better acting skills. I feel like some of these actors are members of your church who wanted to be on TV so through the kindness of your heart you gave them a chance lol. On the other hand can't wait til it comes back on.

  • Tracey Chicago

    I look forward each week to see what happens. I personally love all the characters, as they play their parts very well. Upcoming season I really hope Hannah gets justice for what happened to her son Benny and that Candace is unharmed..Candace plays a major part in this series and if something happen to her would not be a good choice

  • Judy Waterford, MI

    I missed the last show :-( Is there any place I can watch it?

    • MJ FL #1937311

      Hi! Check on OWN on Tuesday nights. Not this Tuesday because that episode (Starting The Race) isn't there. Just check every Tuesday because I'm sure they will show that episode again before the new season starts. Peace...MJ

    • Judy Waterford, MI #1937315

      Ths. I do see in the Tuesday's U-Verse Guide that the program will run from 7 pm - 2 am but reading each episode these are reruns but not the last two episo0des. I'll keep checking. I'm 77 and never did like "soap operas" but this program + Scandle and Grey's have been GREAT!

  • Donald Lightner Columbus, OH

    Love the show… Good stuff. When I first started watching I thought I was a soap opera show and I was not interested… Soon, I realized how great the show was and can’t wait for the season 3 to start. I did not get to watch season 1. If anyone can give me insight on how to access season 1 without paying for it, please let me know. Thanks!

  • ravin douglas cincinnati

    I am a big fan of yours please keep up the good work

  • lori ark

    what going to happen to number nine & will ms cryer & ms young still be friends

    • MJ FL #1936999

      I hope that Hanna and Katheryn will remain friends. As far as Candace is concerned, she might be down and out for a little while, but she won't stay that way for long. To quote her "she is a bad b***** Peace...MJ

  • Zona PA

    Can you please make series of sitcoms???? I have all your plays/movies but i unfortunately havent had cable for 3years due to job layoff & everybody keeps telling me that i have to see all your shows "

  • Shereese GA

    Not really happy about the way the show ended to start another season. It was on for a really short time before it stopped. Tyler I think it's better to give a more full picture hyatias because the ending wasn't smooth .

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