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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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  • Carolyn

    Hi Mr.Perry,my mama Sarah & girls will miss their mission meeting to see your #hahn show.Tell Hannah,Bennie,Jeffrey,David & Catherine they can move in with us. Poor Wyatt, get him the help he needs.When you get through with Too Darn Hot Party build us a home 1/4 the size of your home with that lumber you covered the pool with. Love you Carolyn.Oh,congratulations with the new additions to your family.God has shown you favor.

  • Patricia Davis Shelby, North Carolina 28150

    I really, really love this show. I look forward to watching it every Tuesday. I watch the previous shows starting at 7:00 pm through the new episode. I get a glass of water and continue watching again just in case I missed something. When the last show for that night goes off at 3:00 am then I go to sleep. Thank you, thank you, thank you Mr. Perry for this and all your many works. I own a number of them. Not only are they entertaining, but thought provoking, interesting, insightful and informative. Awesome!!! I pray God continues to bless you and your gift.

  • C. Overton Atlanta GA

    I LOVE this show and pretty much everything TP does, I think his talent, vision, and imagination is something serious. I'am addicted to this show, I can't for the season finally I hope it won't be to long before season 3 starts. Keep doing it TP, I love it. don't worry about the haters.

  • Faye Memphis, TN

    Where can I watch full episodes of the show from Season 1 and 2?

  • Nancy Terrell, Texas

    Just LOVE this show. I thought, which is always jumbled :), that the season finale already aired, so when I saw the new show on Tuesday night going, I almost had a heart attack, thought I missed my show. Thank goodness, another one aired! I am SOOOOO ready for David to divorce the wicked witch Veronica. She is craycray! Who would EVER have their own child beat up bc he is gay??? Can't wait to see whats going to happen next. Thank you Tyler Perry for the great entertainment!

  • lisa artis Goldsboro N.C.

    I would like to say although I have always enjoyed your show,Your after party really brought the true meaning of the HAVE AND THE HAVE NOT'S! Maybe no one else on the face of the earth feels the way I do, but it was (to me) a slap in the face, I work hard everyday, probably a lot harder than your cast members and it's because of people like me that have your T.V. show such a success ....the Have Not's. I'm not saying that you should not enjoy your success. but did it need to be televised?

    • Ms.Diane Hurry Philadelphia, paI #2080624

      I absolutely love this show.I would love to know where Candice baby really is?And I love Veronica her character is good keeps me watching love the realness of Hannah, Benny needs a girlfriend hopefully the woman who sold him the car is the one.And Candice can't get away with extortion. I think Malisa should be pregnant with Jeffrey baby and I love Landen,put Quincy back in jail,David gets with Maggie Jim oh boy has to pay. Now this is when I should enter the show to take on Candice and Veronica lol. So Mr. Perry let's go with the new season love you much and Congrats on Little precious Aden and his mom.Forever a fan Diane

    • calvin Connecticut #2081496

      Lisa, I agree with you that it did not have to be televised. Not knocking anyone's success. I do like the show The HAVES AND THE HAVES NOTS. Its amazing to see how much money is wasted when you have cities with hundreds of homeless people. Mr Perry, Oprah, Mr Jakes come to Waterbury CT. The city use to be prosperous for all races. Blacks use to own many businesses here, now its like driving through a Latin country... Spanish help their own, blacks need to help their own!! Just venting

  • D. Renee SParks Birmingham, AL

    Oh my, where do I begin. I love this show. Tyler Perry you are indeed the best. Now that Veronica is crazy as hell. She is on some other planet stuff. I dont know how she doesn't see the love David has for her crazy butt. I can't wait to see the finale. I think Jim will be getting just what he deserves. Everyone on the show is great. The only negative for me is that Benny needs to grow up about his mom, but I guess when it comes to your mom, a grown a** man will even act like a little boy if he knows mama is trying to get her some.....Otherwise, great job and well done. Love you to pieces. Congratulations on all the great things that are happening in your life. Continue to be blessed.

  • Twyla United States

    I do watch the show every week...but I have to say, the acting on the men's part is pretty shabby to say the least...the women seem to carry their lines better... I can't put my finger on it exactly what the deal is...but it could be better on the acting parts...seems too something...like I said, there needs to be some work done on the follow thru of the acting...but I will continue to watch..

    • Nancy Texas #2080633

      I think you are trying to say they "OVERACT" at times. Example: Katherine does that weird thing with her mouth like she is a dog ready to b*** and it is very unflattering, even if she IS mad! I think Hannah is the most natural, and Candace is a good actress, and the jury is still out on Veronica bc she is such an un natural Mom. Jeffrey just needs to spit the truth out and get away from Momma mean. And stop "acting" so submissive...? Maybe. Those are just my thoughts!!

    • Nancy Texas #2080634

      b*** is not a bad word for a dog ..........

  • Virginia South Carolina

    Angelia's demons are attacking her. Every week you blow my mind with what new ideas you come up with. Keep it new!

  • M.H

    Keep pushing your shows! Don't let nobody push anymore.

  • Pam VA

    Okay what happened to the baby. I so want Veronica to go down and don't see how Tyler will wrap this season up.

  • KG United States

    Does anyone know the name of the song when Candice is viewing the house and reflecting on how she got to that point

    • Jessie C. Smith moreno valley, calif 92557 #2080415

      I would Like To Know Too

    • Shon #2080586

      ive been trying to find out the name of the song but having no luck