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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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  • Demetree

    Tyler Perry, it really is a good show so far. But how come you can't have this show on DVD, blu ray or even have the whole series on Netflix or hulu? We all can't afford cable to catch up on marathon because we can't afford cable for real. Please make it happen.

    • Dylan #2166608

      I totally agree im on the second episode of the season but i am slowly catching up it would really help if it was on hulu

    • Reggie Washington, DC #2167273

      I agree... I just started watching it, and I have cable. But the thing is, OWN on demand only starts from season 4! How on earth can I watch season 1. I need to see this from the beginning. Can anyone tell me how to see this show from SE1 E1??? Please? Much, MUCH appreciated.

  • Janet St. Louis missoiri

    I think Tyler Perry is an excellent writer. I have enjoyed every episode. Tyler you leave me on the edge of my seat every week. Sometimes I say to myself, that Tyler perry leaves me upset that I can't sleep on Tuesday nights. I think I should start a Tyler Perry Have and have nots support group to get us through the next week. Thanks you so much Mr Perry for creating a series that captures at least 90% of viewers. I don't care what is going on on Tuesdays , I will be sitting in front of my TV waiting to see what happens. We have several ladies in our support group. once again thank you. Janet

  • Quentin

    Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! I can't wait another week. Tyler you did it again. Love it, Love it, Love it. First of all I was dumbfounded the whole time with Veronica's corn-rolls?; they tight too, they ain't got no frizz or nothing. She sho nuff look like they took ronica straight otta the hood. I love where this plot is going you spent your time well spent writing this season.

  • lorraine

    Anyone who reads this board knows I predicted last season that War was in love w/Candace! this just proves it; he's so hurt that she would play him like that! Candace is such a liar; she's gonna get what she deserves. AND SO IS VERONICA!!!!! YES!!!! I want Jeffrey to tell David that it's Benny Veronica's fooling with. The DA is not scared of Catherine, I don't care how powerful her father WAS!! Now David has two women fighting over him! LOL! This is getting SOOO good! It's gonna be every man for him/herself before this is all over! Wyatt's gonna scr-w up w/the drugs, getting high, Jeffrey's gonna get implicated in killing Quincy w/Candace, little Q's gonna end up the hospital and getting taken from Hannah! I can't wait for next Tues.!!!!

  • Sherell Arlington, Texas

    Im Blessed to be able to watch a tv show that has a powerful message and its things that actually go on in real life. I Thank God for you Tyler Perry and I know the Best is Yet to Come..Looking forward to more..May God keep blessing you. Much Love...Im Tuned In for Temptaion Tuesday Also If Loving you Is Wrong another epic show to stay tuned in too..... I Cant wait Tyler Perry you leave me at the edge of my seat waiting for the following weeks and series....

  • Howard Coleman Tampa, Fl

    This show is spectacular! I have been watching it since the 1st episode of season 1. I have been telling all of my co-workers at the hospital, neighbors, and relatives and friends about it. they are now all tuned in on Tuesday nights and so grateful for being introduced to it. I'm not much of a user of social networking sites, such as facebook or twitter but I use the old fashion word of mouth to spread the good news about this wonderful creative masterpiece. You were able to bring to light some very heart and thought provoking ideas of the human experience that no other writer has been able to do so wonderfully. I saw you in Tampa during the performance of Madeas Big Happy Family on the day of my birthday; the words of encouragement you gave as you sat down and spoke to us after the performance was greatly appreciated. I'm so grateful that you collaborated with spiritual teacher and phenomenal woman,Oprah Winfrey, on the OWN network. Thanks again for all you do

    • SHIRLEY HARRIS #2166523

      Here Here...

  • Joy California

    Mr Perry, I have been enjoying the show, However, I don't like the entire season being one night/day. The conversations between characters take a whole episode. also, why is it that no one knows what's going on from street to the other? for example: when Wyatt hit the child and Benny, Candace didn't find out until the next season. She doesn't know Wyatt did it. While I understand her not being aware that Wyatt hit Benny because that case hasn't been solved, no body knows anything in the same town???? I enjoy the show and want to keep watching, so please step it up a little.

    • Nick GA #2166829

      I complete agree. One whole season Benny was in a coma. This season they are going to be in jail. There is waaaayyyy too much dialogue that doesn't go anywhere. I liked the show in the beginning but there isn't any suspense to it anymore. There are too many story lines that he is focusing on at one time and it doesn't all come together. Please Tyler pick it up and get back to the suspense of season 1. This is just a drag and a bit of a disappointment.

  • Joseph Ralph Decatur, GA

    The legendary Tyler Perry and Cast - A plus all the way and love y'all. Y'all nailed it every season, episode, and every Tuesday moment. Y'all deserves a Oscar, Emmy, NAACP, SAG, etc award for best of everything. Congratulations continually on y'all success and everything. Can't wait for next tuesday and much love y'all. BTW, when you are going bring Candace's notorious cousin to give Veronica a run for her money? Please bring back the past characters too if you can too. Happy Friday y'all!!

  • Kathryn S Carrington Maryland

    Hi, love the show. Will you be incorporating any entertainment segments in the show, like something that would deem to attract a young club audience. Maybe someone could have an illegitimate grown child to pop up and take the younger viewers into a more exciting and corrupt nightlife. A lot goes on in and outside of these nightclubs you know. It would make for an interesting addition. (www.authorsden.com.kat).

  • max African Nollywood actor washington dc

    I am so much impress when ever I watch your movies praying and reqyesting God to do his miracle one day , you can contact me to bring my talent on board for u to train me please help me and push me growth God bless you , I have a great talent in acting ans fashion, I will never forget about u , I can act all type of movies I did 8 movies , am very grateful reading from you boss my email . GOD BLESS UR INDUSTRY. MAX.

  • Aries Atlanta, GA

    Love the show. Don't kill off Quincy. I like the dynamics he brings to the show. Every show needs a villain that you love.


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