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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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  • Deborah Stachowski

    I can't believe that they couldn't figure out who it was that burned do Hann's House when Quincy's car is sitting right in the middle of her house. The police didn't check? That's bad writting

    • cynthia harmon 75701 #2142267

      you right quincy's car parked in the house and they dont know who did it, benny caused this but hanna says it candace fought.

    • lorraine #2142271

      Benny already knows it was Quincy! He'll be dealt with soon enough! If Benny had put a bullet in Quincy instead of just beating his *ss, this could have been avoided! Don't blame Benny for trying to protect his family...this is VERONICA'S fault for getting the devil out of prison! I'm pretty sure Jim will get shot next week, but Veronica needs to take a bullet, too for all the h-ll she's caused!

    • janie texas #2142363

      this episode did not leave me feeling warm and fuzzy or excited. so much cruelty to one another. remember maggie put veronica up to getting veronica out of jail. jim used celine and has 2 children that are longing for the attention of a father. i cant beleive how cruel jim was to celine. she will help put him away. and veronica did not reform. she wants to be first lady. shes mentally ill. hanna is blaming candace for quincys horrible behavior. i feel sorry for her losing her house. the cryers owe benny and hanna a new house for what happened to benny. please put some happy back in this show.

    • janie texas #2142370

      oops i meant to say maggie put veronica up to getting quincy out of jail

    • lorraine #2142375

      Janie, please explain HOW MAGGIE put Veronica up to getting Quincy out of prison...did I miss something? I don't think so!

    • janie texas #2142436

      in one of the first season episodes Maggie came to see veronica and Katherine with a folder full of ntelligence on quincys case. Maggie was trying to eliminate Candace and wanted to "unleash a bigger dog" on Candace. veronica decided to go to prison and give him the folder and Maggie pulled some strings to get him out. veronica volunteered at maggies suggestion. if you look into the Comcast preview segments I think its called "can Maggie eliminate Candace". I just looked at it the other day.

    • Madeline Haggenmiller Monroe Twp. NJ #2142944

      Maggie gave Veronica and Kat the information about Quincy in jail. Veronica remember she defended Quincy brother in jail on a drug case. I believe she said his brother was dead. She came back and laugh about the fact that Quincy beat Candace so bad she said to Kat. That it look like a elevator was dropped on Candace face. Benny talk about it to his mom in the beginning of the story. Remember Quincy told Candace he was going to make her pay for turning state's evidence on him that is how he ended up in prison. When she went to him to try to find little Q. She want her child. She did not go with Oscar nor did she say she was going to meet him. When she call him about the flowers she talk about getting her son. Stop dumping on Candace. Hannah has an unhealthy opinion of her daughter and she wants to raise her son! Why does she want the child to have poor feeling about his mother.

  • cynthia harmon tyler.texas

    what's up with hanna acting like Benny is her man instead of her son? i hate her stupid role. is oscar a crook conning candace?

    • Quentin #2142261

      Well sometimes a son can get overprotective of their mommas and plus it's a lot of love between the two. They've been through a lot so they have to s**** together and have a very close relationship!!!

    • Quentin #2142263

      Lawd have mercy, I meant "stick" together

    • Mary Jackson Memphis, TN #2142599

      Yea, I am concerned that Oscar is working for Jim. I think Jim wants to get all his money back from Candice.

  • Jean

    I am loving the show can't miss not one show. You have put the crazy to shame, and I love the sophisticated crazy you have give Veronica. Not to mention the great twist and the spin you have put on the show to keep us on edge until the next show. Keep up the good work CAG is watching you.

  • Victoria Jacksonville, FL

    LOve LoVe LovE the show, but Ms. Hanna is REALLY starting work a nerve, she cry TOO merch (as Kandie Buruss antie would say... too MERCH). Its time to chill her out a little and make her smarter at finding out what she is thinking.

  • karon price houston, tx

    Mr. Perry I need to know is season 1 of the HAHN is out on dvd anywhere.

  • Donna Wade Bowie, Maryland

    Hey Tyler, Happy Birthday! Yes, thanks be to GOD and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Yes, you can keep thanking HIM, we do have a lot to be thankful for. Keep it moving! This is the day that the Lord has made and HE made you! Be glad and REJOICE in it! Enjoy your day Tyler!

  • SharonDeneenBrister Irmo,sc

    Never see you tomorrow and night . Tyler say Love you ego little boy 6 old year not How to much talk to you. Miss you Tyler said further get good. I am church Brookland West Columbia, sc . Something next Sunday not every day just prayer Tyler

    • Victoria Jacksonville, FL #2142238


  • sp chicago

    why is tyler perry taking scenes he had in temptation,,and using the same script in have nots,,like that scene on the plane witn,,he was a millionaire seducing her and she gets on the plane all diva up,,same here is he following the same routine,,why does he have to take from old movies hes done

    • Thebrasta USA #2142025

      Are you referring to the Tyler Perry movie about the 4 couples are on a marriage retreat and one of the couple's wife was too large to fly on the airplane.

    • sp chicago #2142050

      no the His movie Temptation,,the airplane scene is exactly the same on have or havenots

    • Thebrasta USA #2142123

      Thanks for replying! I have not seen the picture Temptation and I will see if I watch it online. Thanks again

  • Edre dennie Newark,ca

    I love this show my question is for Tyler Perry when is The Haves and Haves nots,coming on DVD,I hope very soon I just got into this show and I like to see it from the first run off. Thank u for a very good programme.Tyler Perry u out did your self on this one and all your others I one as well,1.why I got married 1&2,I can do bad by myself,madela goes to jail,The browns Iam one of your bigs fans Thank you Mrs.Dennie 9/13/2015

    • dwayne va #2142181

      I heard that he said that when he first stating making this that it was not coming out on DVD. I wish it was this is one DVD I will definately buy and for loving you is wrong

  • Sandra Stanley North Carolina 28164

    This seasons show was off the hook. I have enjoyed every Tuesday and I hate to see it leave. Happy Birthday . Your Mom is always looking after you. Can not wait to see If Loving You is Wrong I am sure it is off the hook also.

  • Rebecca Weaver Antelope, CA

    I love this show. Each week I hope the episode never ends, and when it does I know it will be another 7 days before the next one. All of Tyler Perry's Georgia Film shows and movies are so enjoyable. Thank you Tyler Perry.

  • Leslie United States

    If Tyler Perry is a born again Christian, why is promoting homosexuality, affairs, rape and other filthy trash. I am SO disappointed in his testimony before the Lord and I know his sitcoms are not pleasing to God. He is supposed to be different - a light in a dark world and he has missed the mark. His drama is worse than any other drama out there. Oh! and the actin if awful. they guy who plays David is a zombie! I will not be returning to the show.

    • SP CHICAGO #2141874

      WELL take your a** on then,,,you got a problem with reality then,,,and there are many davids out there that love to the end,,,hesaid they went through to much for her to end up this way,,tyler is holding back onthat,,,so move your lala land on

    • dwayne va #2142185

      You know Tyler Perry his shows is always about the life which we live in. He is not promting but some peoplle are g** and some parent doesn't care and some does. It just the way the life we live in

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