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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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  • Cheryl Gross Raleigh, NC

    I have seen the episode showing Amanda's death. WOW!! The fighting between the lady of the house and the maid, was powerful. The should have left on her own, she should not been told to leave. And who did she think she was. This was a family thing...and she not family! I can't believe Candice. Money is all she thinks aboun. She does not know the way she got the money she can lose it, in due time. I can't stand Mrs. Harrington, she is a bully and thinks she knows everything. I wish that someone would punch her in the face and bring her down off her high horse.

    • Deirdre New Orleans, La #2068437

      Cheryl I agree 100% with everything you said except about Candice. Contrary to what you think, Candice feels, loves, and hurts just like the rest of the human race. Her vulnerability is Benny and perhaps War. Now Veronica is another story. She is OUT OF CONTROL! It is far time for Ty to reign that queen beast in before I be don (Ebonics) broke my d*** tv in here. That thang is getting worse and worse and bolder and bolder. Veronica is tripping without luggage and underneath all that "Ms Lawyer" that thang has some serious emotional & psychological problems with deep seated control issues. Call the shrink for her a** Kath. And David I love you always have since ATWT, grow some balls and a backbone and step the h*** up. Go see the wizard for some courage if need be.

    • lorraine #2068581

      Deirdre, this is hilarious! Yeah, Veronica needs to be taken to the woodshed and get the c*** beat out of her; I think she and Candace will soon 'take it to the streets'! Ms Bougie is nothing but a hood rat herself, underneath all those degrees, etc.!

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  • Chloretta Sutton Tulsa, OK

    Tyler I am so hooked on The Haves and The Have Nots! My problem is that I missed Season 1 and I can't seem to find it anywhere. Can it be viewed anywhere or can it be purchased, downloaded, etc.?

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  • Diane Mi

    Mr.Perry, I have given up on daytime soaps...You hooked me on THHN.Love it! Shoutout to RL - love her & JS! The rewind on the remote was really worked ---- 4 times! I haven't done that in years. :)

  • Sonya Tx

    The HAHN's got too d*** hot tonight. Thanks for letting Catherine finally do something with Celine- that little action was long overdue.I was so glad to see Catherine finally put those hands on her. Also, where is Quincy? I think he is supposed to be blowing up Veronica's phone because he cannot find that bad b**** Candace. There was too much time spent on Benny and the lady who gave away her car. The Benny scene is really irrelevant, I don't know where this could go with that lady because look likes she is high maintenance. Also, if I'm not mistaken, I thought she said her name was Erica at first. It is time for Jeffery to come out of that g** role and he needs to say bye to Wyatt. Should not Wyatt be grieving at this time of his sister's tragedy? He is really selfish!!! I think it's going to get even hotter when War bribes Candace for a little more money- simply because War knows that she has more money than she told him. For some reason, I believe that the money that Candace extorted from Jim is going to be her downfall. If all the pieces to the HAHN's puzzle connects right, this thing is going to be sizzling hot before it ends. Good Job Mr. Perry

    • Calvin Connecticut #2068091

      The Last 2 episodes have been great. The slap to Celine was well overdue!! Veronica is Joan Collins in the making!! The thing with Candace getting 7 million dollars is a little ridiculous. More episodes like these last two will definitely put this show on the MAP!! I AM

    • lorraine #2068579

      ITA, the 2/16 epi was HOT! I don't think War would bribe Candace, he really digs her! As for Quincy, he'll be there next week to beat up Jeffrey and he's gonna get a big surprise b/c Jeffrey's gonna fight back!! I do agree that Jeffrey mooning over Wyatt is way past old; Wyatt isn't worth it, and clearly has nothing but contempt for Jeffrey! Jeffrey needs to find Landon and come on out! When he finds out what mommie dearest sent Quincy to do to him, he may get mad enough to finally man up! *Loved seeing Celine get dragged across that floor! I wish Hannah had done it before this, but it was just as good w/Katherine, 'cuz she's had enough of that hag, w/Jim, and all this c*** going on in her house! She needs to kick Celine, Wyatt, and Jim OUT THE DOOR!

  • Ashley PA

    I know you are a very busy man Mr. Perry- so I doubt very much you do. BUT I just in case, I just wanted to tell you that I LOVE HAHN. I never missed an episode. Love Catherine Cryer! I don't want to complain- but since this is a personal issue to me, I will. I understand that you probably never thought of this because not many people do- unless they have to. When talking about Amanda's suicide- you had your characters say (as most people do) the word "commit". Like she "committed suicide". People commit crimes- and suicide is not a crime. I'm sorry- I know probably have a lot of people telling you what you should (or shouldn't) do with your show. I know you know what you're doing- and you're doing amazing. But as I said, this is personal to me.

  • Wil Texas

    Love HAHN....but hate all the commercials. Would be nice to have fewer.

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  • mitzi gillespie east st louis ill

    Remember characters like Erica Cane, Dorian Lord they all in some way started off like Candace just a girl with a dream I want her to succeed sand marry wealthy men take over the town weild real power change the dynamic she don't have to get strung out or end up in the gutter Candace is a winner treat her as such#LET HERWIN!!!

    • Carmen Sacramento #2068599

      Winners don't go around seducing other women's husbands, or abandon their baby and keep them from a loving grandmother.

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