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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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  • Cooper Maryland

    Tyler, I absolutely love your work and creativity. However, Benny's character (Whewww!), why is he so angry? He was not as angry, nor as confident last season. He was more humble. Now, he's awake from his coma and immediately is flirtatious, rude and arrogant, just snappy. Maybe it's from the coma??? I don't get it. Now, I'm watching the episode about him coming home (Benny's Party), and he cries while hugging and kissing his mother, I loved that scene (very sincere). Well it was a bit ruined because a neighbor says hello and says hello back , but he acts like he wasn't just crying, his emotional transitions are not smooth... he really needs a character analysis session badly. Thank you for having this message center and hearing our voices!

    • Sharon N. California #1978857

      The brain trauma has changed his personality.

  • lakisha Brooklyn ny 11208

    This part when Benny hug his mother an cryed made me cry to....


    the story line is very slow...let's pick it up.......and please tell me where the baby is..... Benny improve on your acting or get out....your boring.............

    • Kaira United States #1978687

      I agree! You said it before me... dang!

  • sharon enos sea ranch calif

    do me a favor please don't take the have and have nots off it is the best program I have ever watched

    • Taay Wilkes #1978636

      Yesss I love this show . & what season is this I forgot cause I missed every episode from when Candise was kidnapped and they was talking to her in the basement thing . I needa know so I can watch them episodes and then continue cause me and my mother missed a lot . Help!

  • vicky United States

    Hello Tyler I found this morning that I will not be able to watch the Haves And The Have because my cable network brighthouse has taken Own off their network the only way to watch we have to buy a digital box to watch 2 station they removed. I will buy a box to watch it. I don't understand the reasoning behind it and besides people don't have extra money to buy a box just for 2 stations. You have out done yourself with this show. I'm sorry that I can no longer watch due to my stupid cable network

    • Janis Kellogg Clearwater, Fl #1978586

      I'm also in the boat of not being able to watch The Haves and the Have Nots. I'm not happy about Brighthouse Cable moving Own to digital. I can no longer watch your program because I can't afford to rent their digital box. They ruin everthing. Sorry, Mr. Perry!

    • Taay Wilkes #1978639

      I Know . I Went To Watch It One Day & Then The Channel Wouldn't Work Because Something About This Box & I Miss A Boat Loud Of Shows , From When Candise Got Kidnapped & The People In The Basement Thing Was Talking To Her . I Need To Find Out How Many Episodes I Missed . Someone Please Help Me ! I'm The Biggest Fan . I Can Post All Day . I Never Go Outside Watching This Show , I Tweet About It , Always Write About It & Love Every Madea / Tyler Perry Play , Movie Or Show .

    • cityoflaurel Maryland #1978971

      Can you watch online? Do you have a computer?

  • Pat crawford Bakersfield, Ca

    Please develop a way that we can see past episodes of haves & have nots, like Netflix, an app, or hulu, thnk u dearly

    • angel ny #1980652

      like every other show in the world! In this day and age it is absolutely absurd not to be able to watch past seasons on Netflix. Sounds like some of Oprah's mess to me! Trying to appease her and this stupid OWN Network is going to ultimately be the death of this show. Go back to TBS PLEASE!!!!!

  • angela clayton las vegas

    How can we get season 1 and 2 of The Haves and Have Nots ive been searching for 2 days and look all over for the Dvds Every site says go to Amazon and its not there either ! I would reallt like to watch season1 and 2 before I start the new one because I tried to wach it and was so lost but loved it lol! Can you please tell me where I can get season 1 and 2 at !!!

  • MJ FL

    Greetings! There is no other show, oh I'll say in a decade, that has peaked my interest, let alone my attention as much as THATHN. In my opinion, this show DESERVES an Emmy!! Kudos to you,Mr. Perry, for bringing this show to OWN, you are doing an amazing job!! I just wish you had more episodes. I am sad because there are ONLY 3 episodes remaining. Time goes by so, except when we are waiting for the new episodes to arrive. And, oh, please don't tell us that after the season is over, we will have to wait until next year before we can see new episodes. That's a looonnnggg time to keep the fans waiting!!! Last Tuesday's episode was THE BOMB!!! Peace....MJ

  • KTSP Manvel, TX

    I realize and thank God for delivering you from a poor "On the streets", to the rich multi talented -- and rich person in your life. and the fact that you wear many "hats" at time. with `feeling your plate`, I get the distinct feeling that it is beginning to show with the many products you have "IN THE CAN", That it lead me to ask a point question. Why are the Haves And The Have Nots taking so many breaks between seasons? Most television Network will have a minimum of 26 shows "Ready To Go" before airing. and the WAIT time between {SEASONS} are no more than two months (Summer runs). This Up and down suspence on this show, and the frequency of |CLIFF HANGERS| can be quite taxing on the heart. I Emplore you to have at least a quarter year (13 weeks) or even better; now that the show is well established, 26 weeks before you pause the season out. The flow of this :Continuing Daytime Drama/Sereal/Soap Opera.,.. will give a feeling like shows that are aired on the BIG 3 Network. I am not talking about content, In the words of M. C. Hammer, "Cant Touch This", but the continuity and flow of your 'on again off again style... ask your fans in a POLL I think you would appreciate what my point is. basic poll question: DO YOU LIKE THE FREQUENCY OF BREAKS BETWEEN SEASONS? YES OR KNOW. Or HOW OFTENT SHOULD WEEK BREAK BETWEEN SEASONS: 13 WEEKS, 26 WEEKS, OR 52 WEEKS. Thamks for the drama that NO OTHER STATION CAN SIMULATE.

  • DIANA STARKES Ocala Florida

    I would love to own all the series of The Have and Have Nots. I was sick for a while and miss a lot are they for sale anywhere.

  • Veronica Texas

    I've enjoyed this show since it aired when will the season episodes will be offered I want to own it along with the other shows that air on OWN please offer this

  • Kabaka USA

    I enjoy the series, yet Benny needs years of acting lessons. The anticipation for Season III is overwhelming! Keep the series coming!

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