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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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  • lorraine CA

    Great show tonight! Kudos to those who knew that Det. Byron was working for Jim...I never suspected that; and that Katheryn was the one who had Benny moved; I did know that Jim was going to set Candace up...I thought she would figure it out and not go! I wonder if Katheryn had known beforehand that Hannah was responsible for Wyatt being arrested, if she would have still had Benny moved. LOVED the scene with all of them in Jim's office! That campaign manager is a real piece of dirty work! She clearly has no use for David or Veronica, doesn't like them, and wishes they weren't part of the campaign at all! She better watch out! Will Candace's babydaddy come to her rescue?? Next week should be a real doozy! I'm LOVIN' IT!!!

  • Robin New Orleans, LA 70118

    I absolutely love The Haves and Have Nots. This is by far among your finest works. I want to say that Crystal Fox (Hanna) should be nominated for and win an Emmy for her performance. She plays that role so well and she is so believable. I love her!!!

  • Shakona Mill Valeey

    Man Tyler you are SH@# (please excuse my french) I LOVE THIS SHOW, I WISH IT CAME ON DAILY!!

  • mike ny

    who plays landon???

    • Bey Bey Saint Louis MO #1932701

      Kristian Kordula

  • Rick Rob Orlando, Fl

    Man iam telling you this episode was so intense that my arm pitts was sweating lol. Cant wait for season 3. Tyler you should start doing soap operas man. Something we can see everyday. This every week stuff is killing me.

    • Lakiesha #1932584

      in may


    This is a great season finale

  • Yvonne Prioleau Marietta GA

    Where does Crystal Fox get her clothes? That dress that she had on tonight on your show after the finale.....awesome. I want that! Tyler keep it coming!

    • Letisha Ford Baltimore, Md #1932751

      Please let me know when you find out. That dress was stylish, sexy and very tastful!!!! I know I will not be able to afford it ; {

  • Ginger Watkins Belpre, OH

    I was so hoping that Tyler would fit in the finally where Candance found out who ran over her brother ! Talk about blowing up .... I look forward to seeing her when she does find out ! I truly enjoy your shows Tyler ! You are so talented, naturally ! I'm so happy Hannah finally slapped the mess out of the other maid ... way past due ! I was so happy to see Benny on your Talk Show this evening. I knew you couldn't take him from Hannah ! He's all she has ! I feel like these people are my family while watching them ! I can't wait until May to see the new episodes ! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with the world ! Take care Tyler. Ginger from a small town in Ohio... along the Ohio river ! LOL

  • Michela Decatur, GA

    OMG! I enjoy this show so much, I watch it and record it. Thanks for this wonderful show. I don't want to be anywhere else but in front of the tv every Tuesday night. So glad Bennie is back. He is such a Sweet heart. So ready for next season.

  • Leda Bradenton , Florida 34208

    I love this show , it's my favorite. I could watch it everyday. I pray for all of you great success !! If you need a sister for Jim or Katheryn Cryer to come visit . I am yours. LOL

  • simone jamaica

    Hey Tyler i miss the show since night because i came from school late how can i see it.

  • Paula Smith Chicago

    Love the show especially grateful to hear Tyler Perry say....Bennie is back!

The Haves And The Have Nots - Tuesdays at 9/8c on OWN