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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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  • Theresa Dayton,Ohi

    Tyler Perry! Please dont kil CANDANCE! This is the BEST SHOW on tv!! CANT WAIT TILL NEXT TUESDAY!!!!!!......

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  • lorraine

    OMG! I HATE Jim! He's going to have Candace killed! I can't believe this! Who on earth can save her?! Now Benny's awake and she knows nothing about ANY of this! As for Quincy, how stupid is he? He doesn't know what a psycho Amanda is; if he tries to have sex w/her, she'll snap, thinking about what the professor did to her, and blow his brains out! Or he'll end up back in prison; it shouldn't take long for him to figure out that Candace isn't coming home. He has no idea where his baby is, or anything! This is messed up! Benny is so cute, hitting on that nurse. Celine dropped another hint about having a child w/Jim, when she said she wished he'd take such good care of his 'other' children! Sooner or later we're going to meet her son; she's gonna s**** around and get all the dirt on this family and ruin them! They treat her like dirt , but she deserves it, she's such a conniving, deceitful, manipulative, nosy woman! The Cryers are going to find out that money doesn't buy class or integrity! David, DO NOT SLEEP W/THAT WHITE WOMAN, PERIOD! Veronica's a mean piece of work, but stay cool and steer clear of that woman...she's trouble! Veronica will beat her to a pulp if she finds out she's hitting on you!

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  • Sherri McGill Dallas TX

    What happen to the Have and the Have Not's tonight on Own? The new episode did not come on. I really wanted to see if Benny waked up.

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  • Felicia. North Dallas Dallas Tx

    My hubby and i are wondering whats going on The have and the have nots are not on OWN.

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    • Bettye Wilmington NC #1968090

      It is on OWN.

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    • CS Dallas #1968092

      t's not on in my area tonight.

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    • MariaF Redding Ca #1971342

      I love this show, I can't wait for Tuesday evenings, this is one of the best drama's on TV in a very long time, the acting is beyond good, please leave Candance on the show, I don't want to stop watching if she is dead, the show would not be the same.

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  • CS Dallas

    Did something happen? The show is not on in my area?

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  • MJ FL

    Greetings! Thank God it's Tuesday! Mr. Perry, Sir, what surprises. Do you have for us tonight? This is just a hunch, I think Amanda is going to shoot Candace's, hmmm, the name escapes me, ex boyfriend. Please David, even though Veronica deserves it, but don't have an affair with that woman, lol. When Benny wakes up, I wonder what will he remember about the night he was hit. If he say that he saw Wyatt hit him, that's going to blow Jim's big f** lie out of the park and put Benny's life in danger cuz Jim will go to any means to protect his son! Peace...MJ

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  • Robin Trammell Michinga

    Love the show however it's time for Candace to have a affair with someone other than Jim. Still waiting to see Candace son. Keep us wondering and hoping. The show is really hot and steaming!

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  • Donna L. Murrell-Speed Locust Grove, Georgia

    I Love this Soap Opera- Its Real and it deals with situations that changes the lives of people. I am totally in tears with Hannah and Benny. Its is evident that you are reminding others that Prayer of the Righteous Availeth Much. I am a care giver to my husband for 21 of our 23 years. He is a miracle, because he survived being in the hospital for 317 days, 65 days in a comma, 77 units of blood, 7 weeks of dialysis, a tracheotomy, and colostomy site. When he left he came home with fore-arm crutches for his neuropathy. He has endured my packing of his wound from a ducubitice ulcer for the past 12 years. He is constantly healing and is able to drive. But you threw me when Tony claimed that he will die from Dialysis. My husband has been there for 3 years now and I look in his sometimes weary eyes, but I am standing on GOD's Promises. GOD spoke to me when the "Doctors told me that my Husband was going to die, because his lungs collasped, kidneys shut down and was bleeding internally. GOD said, I am going to purge Henry of all his medication and take you to another level. Please give Tony some Help and let him recognize that GOD is in Charge. Thank you for what you do.

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  • Donna L. Murrell-Speed Locust Grove, Georgia

    Happy Fathers Day, I Love You & Your's!Happy Fathers Day, I Love You & Your's!

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  • Tammy Buntin alsip

    Love the show

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  • MJ FL

    Greetings: Unfortunately, fans (including me) of THATHN, the season will end on the 29th of July :-( Peace...MJ

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  • Tab Clark Georgia

    I think that Candice needs a love interest, someone with money and power, maybe Catherine 's brother could come to town and fall head over heels and marry her. She needs to be on a level playing field with the cryer's . I would also like to see jim's reaction , maybe little jealously .

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