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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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  • Brenda roman Spanaway wa.

    Hi Tyler I just love everything you come up with, you are a truly gifted writer, etc,,, you know what you do; I have watched every episode of both seasons. I just wanna say what I think is gonna happen on the show. Katherine is gonna have Benny moved to a private or a better hospital, Hanna is gonna get arrested because, Benny's father is gonna think she moved him. Jeffery isn't gonna do what his mother wants him to do, Veronica is gonna get Candy's baby daddy out of prison, she's gonna tell him that Candy rolled on him and he's gonna come out looking for Candy for revenge. I think if Candy fear anybody it's Quincy. Jeffery is so in love with Wyatt he can't see straight and he's gonna make a move on Wyatt although Wyatt is playing him. I think the detective is gonna develop real feelings for Hanna and I believe Benny is gonna pull through cuz God is able and he's still in the miracle making business. Amanda's craziness is gonna really come out and she might end up in a physic ward for a minute but she will be freed cuz y'all know she can playsane when she wants to, but I think she was stupid to leave that gun behind cuz the professor looked like he's had enough, and I saw vengeance in his eyes. Amanda and the professor are gonna have a show down and Amanda just might succeed in killing the professor cuz his story line is about played out. far as Jim and David I'm kinda stumped! But I wouldn't put it pass Mr.Tyler Perry to kill David off the show just for pure shock value. He knows we the fans wouldn't see that coming. And last but not least Selena is definitely black mailing them for sure, she probaly had Jim's baby and the we are perfect Cryer's" don't want that to come out. Oh Wyatt but is gonna get found out but he probaly want do to much time becuz of who his family is! I'm just guessing . Who think that I'm on the right path? Thanks Tyler for a wonderful show that just keeps us guessing. It's gonna be hard to not have something to watch on Tuesday for a while. Don't stay away to long. I'm praying for patients enough to wait for season THREE!!!! Much continued blessings and success Mr. Perry we love you.

    • calvin connecticut #1928790

      Brenda, I think you have hit everything on the n*** except for David. The show is great but Predictable as you just did!! I simply like the character of Veronica. Everyone's roll is great!!

  • Shayne S.

    This show is a success. So interesting these characters are with secrets each one is trying to hide while intersecting with one another.

  • Melissa Godbolt Washington DC

    Hi Tyler I really didn't get into the show until this season. But what I did see before Season 2 started of Season 1 reruns made me stay. I am enjoying this ride we have been on this season. Sad it will be ending soon. Can't wait until next season begins. Unlike other people, I love to watch the storyline develop and watch it play out. And being a part of the Have and Have Nots discussion group helps me enjoy the show all the more. Keep doing what you do the way you do it.

  • Theressa

    awesome, awesome show! talented actors!! When is season 3 coming??

  • Kendell CA

    1st, Congratulations Tyler Perry, you did it AGAIN: Luv the characters/actors/scripts......Crystal Fox DESERVES an award for her EXCELLENT acting and portrayal of Hanna. gr8 job in casting.....MORE, M O R E, M O R E !

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  • Rick California

    Can we please get a longer season...PLEASE! LOL

    • pat United States #1927825

      I am hooked on the H&THN's for the most part. Some of the acting is amazing! Especially Ren'ee Lawless, Crystal Fox, Tika Sumpter and Angel Robinson. These women deliver - what spirit! I enjoy that their characters are bigger than life. You can feel their pain but best of all...yoou can see it in their faces. I loved the whole "tea scene" in the last episode between Kathrine, Veronia and the political shark I believe this is where the wheels come off the wagon...WOWW. The show has some powerful moments and players, but too few episodes. It would be better to run it weekly for a longer run. Just sayin.

  • cordeliah

    first of all why would anybody watch this show in its entirety episodes one & two and have only negative things to say about it? by the way why is Hanna going to jail? why is the show going off so soon?this show should be on twice a week.(Tuesday & wednesday.) I love all of you, you are good actors& actress,but Candace &Veronica have it going on..............

  • jada/twyla United States


  • Benny Black behind the partition with Candace

    Please DO NOT make THAHN's a daily show! I am a channel flipper, and this week I flipped past the same day time show twice, and it appeared they were on the same scene. Please don't let this happen to your show. Day time soap opera's have no suspense because you can skip month's even season's and when watched again there in the same conversation. Your show move's and if you miss one episode you missed something crucial. Love THAHN's just like you have it. I bet a phatman a whole lot of viewers feel the same.

  • MJ FL

    This is a drama that's filled with twists, turns, sitting on the edge of your seat, holding your breath wondering what is going to happen next, roller coaster ride type of drama that keeps you asking for more, more and MORE!!! It is addictive, but in a good way, lol. I believe that Celine has a love child from Jim Cryer. she is blackmailing the Cryer. Since Quincy is in jail, where is Candace's baby??? Are Jim and David behind Hanna going to jail? I was hoping that the detective was a good guy, but to my disappointment, he is not :( I am hoping and praying that Katherine is the one who is responsible with having Benny moved to a private hospital. Since her son is responsible for putting Benny in the hospital, that's the least she can do. Benny's father, Tony, is a despicable, selfish excuse of a human being. What makes him think that Benny's kidneys will be a match for him anyway. If my memory is correct, the nurse sad that he brought five kids to see if they were a match and they were not a match. Veronica,bayou should be a same of yourself !!! your son is gay, deal with it and let him live his life the way he wants. Wyatt, be man and take responsibility for what you have done. I loved the friendship thatKatherine and Haana had, but I guess their friendship is over now :( Candy cane, you are a bad b***** but remember what goes around comes back around. Hmm, I can't wait for Tuesday's episode. Peace...

    • Angel NY #1927611

      I think Hanna's skeletons are about to come out.... I'll betcha a f** man that Tony is NOT THE FATHER!!!! .....and Miss holier that thou, daughter abusing/daughter hating Hanna doesn't even know who Benny's father is! Remember Candace's father was supposedly a one night stand and Benny's father was a married man....and Hanna got preg with those kids one year part!!! Awww Haawww! Thump that!

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