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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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  • Mi-Mi Florence New Jersey

    I love the show can't wait for next season to start.... To each is own every body has there own opinion and taste on there series favorites... The haves and have nots just happens to be one of mine as for the comment where it was said its unrealistic because Candace was protrayed as a law student....I beg to differ its plenty of younger females that strip to get through college weather its law,med or associates degrees stripping turns into dates/private parties which is prostitution just down played....black mail extortion is real life done alot in college female....as for promoting homosexuality its the reality of the world yes Tyler Perry is a god fearing man but it's so many homosexuals in the world who are in the closet because there parents will not except who they are don't judge Tyler because he is genius when it comes to entertainment.... the ratings speaks Volumes so odviously more then half the TV world loves the show....keep up the great work Tyler I will always be watching.....

  • Hailey

    When is the haves and the haves not coming back on ? I absolutely love your show ! Makes so commercials please let it be soon please . Thank you

    • MJ FL #2111487

      HI! THATHN will return on Tuesday, June 30th at 9 o'clock, est.

    • MJ FL #2113835

      HI! #THAHN Will resume on Tuesday, June 30th, at 9-pm est. this is the 3rd season, please more of the show and less commercials!!! THANK YOU!!

  • tonya Houston,tx

    I love the have &have nots an can't wait till the new season come back on. Also loving you is wrong I love. TP you are a genius. Love your work.

  • Noreen Goode Detroit

    Love hahn

  • Carolyn C.J. Birmingham

    Really love the show,best ever,can,t wait for it to return. lol

  • Jackie Tampa, FL

    I love the show. It's not perfect (bad acting, some unbelievable story lines) but I still love it. But can you do me a favor and straighten Jeffrey out please. If he is going to be gay, at least give him the balls to stand up to his crazy mother......PLEASE!

  • Chrystal buffalo

    Oh yes I can't wait for the next season to start great work Mr Perry keep them coming

  • Chrystal McBride buffalo new york

    All the comments I'm hearing about Mr Perry promoting g** or is he g** I don't think so and if he is that's his business people are going to be who they are mind your business we need as focus on self the man has a h*** of a night time soap opera going all you haters stay out of the hater aide and get yourself some business leave Tyler Perry alone cause you can't stop what the good lord has for him

  • Priscilla Charlotte NC

    I read one of the comments about the commercials and I agree why are they so lengthy and so many? Also Love Thy Neighbor, why don't you move it to an hour also. I enjoy your writings. Please think about what I said on bother.

  • Priscilla Charlotte, NC

    We, my daughter and I watch the Haves and the Have Nots every Tuesday night. Plus the recorder is set just incase something comes up. We are waiting for season 5.

    • Malcolm Tacoma #2111625

      This isn''t season 5 its still season 3, just the mid-season

  • Gwendolyn Gist Waldorf, MD

    Love the show. Will the return date be on OWN's website. I saw June 30th. This year. You are a genius. Just went off the air 3/17/2015. WOW

    • J Simpson Roanoke VA #2110634

      Why are the commercial so long, longer than other drama series? I love the show but, as I said I get frustrated over the repeat at the beginning of the show and commercials.

    • MJ FL #2111494

      HI! Yes THATHN will return Tuesday, June 30th @ 9 o'clock, est.

  • PHyman North Carolina

    Where can I purchase DVDs of the seasons? I am not able to watch it due to my schedule and I do not have DVR, but I would like to purchase all of the Tyler Perry shows that are on OWN so that I may catch up! What do I need to do? I have been researching but can not find it ANYWHERE! Help please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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