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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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  • lennie new york

    I think Tyler Perry needs to add Diahann Carroll to the cast to play Veronica's Rich B**** sister out for some kind of revenge against her. Veronica needs to meet her match and I believe Diahann Carroll is it.

  • Iman Newport News Va

    I love your show but I'm upset that its only on OWN not everyone can afford to have her channel. Please put it on fox or cw

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  • Beth Marrero, LA 70072

    Tyler, I am a faithful fan and love all of your works. Last night on "The Haves And The Have Nots", I was disappointed. After waiting all of six months (which is definitely too long) for it to return and we still don't know who was shot. On the previews you showed blood on the wall in the hall, a loud shot lighting up the hallway, and there was nothing like that last night. I kept waiting for the real action to start and there was none. Yes, I enjoyed what else that happened but I kept waiting and waiting and waiting and before you know it, it was going off. So I was left almost empty, I felt that something I was waiting for didn't happen. We need the real ACTION.

  • lorraine

    I have to agree that the show should have started out w/Amanda being found dead by Wyatt, who obviously heard the shot! I didn't hate the episode, but I would like for loose ends to be tied up first; get closure on Amanda, THEN we can deal w/the rest of the s/l's; I can't wait to see what vengeance Candace heaps on Jim! Veronica has clearly bitten off more than she can chew w/Quincy...he seems to have a Fatal Attraction crush on her; I thought he was suppose to be looking for Candace! I'm glad Hannah will have a man (Michael, the grandfather), and that she told Byron to 'get to steppin'! As for Benny, let's not start w/the criticism after one show...give the man a break! He is becoming the man of the house, and is looking after his mother. I was wondering where the girl was from the hospital that he thought was so cute; she wasn't there! But I agree, Hannah should have sent Michael home instead of letting him sleep on her bed (we see where this is going)! One drink and he was buzzed?? LOL! And ITA about all the obnoxious commercials!!! Let's hope next week is more definitive!

  • diane va

    There are enough stereotyping of blacks in as drug dealers,hustlers and prostitutes why are you writing this about your own Lund

  • Jalex United States

    After waiting for months, I was so disappointed last night--so much that I am not interested in watching the show anymore. I have watched it from day one...Last night's show consisted of Hannah getting tipsy and flirting with an alcoholic. THERE WERE A THOUSAND COMMERCIALS. I love David, but he made me sick at the stomach in bed with another woman while he talks about how much he loves his wife-really???? I am not interested in Candace's stupidity with Jim. Honestly, Tyler, you lost me. I almost believed Veronica until she said, "I will kill your whole family." Quincy did well, until he backed down...I just expected more. Tyler--- an awesome writer, but whoever convinced him to leave out Jeffrey-the scene with the Criers-lead you astray. You mislead your fans. If you want people coming back...you have to give your audience some of what they want... You have to leave them in an awe- can't wait til the next show state of mind. I was a bit angry. A very disappointed-loyal fan...I was totally turned off and let down. If it came on tonight...I am not sure I would watch it.

  • #Team TP MS

    I don't usually comment on such things...but this I had to. Come on people it's only a TV show and if you were so disappointed why are you still watching. Tyler, KEEP IT UP! To all the disappointed people: don't watch. Go watch the worse soaps in the world: General Hospital, One Life To Live, etc., Stop hating! #Team TP

    • Faithful Fan United States #2051138

      I can understand how people were disappointed. The anticipation was so high until it almost was unreachable. I think that's because of how the last episode ended. It left you no a high note, so, when it returned, people expected that note to continue. When they didn't get what was anticipated, they were disappointed. I get that.

    • ANGEL NY #2055617

      His problem was that stupid 6 month hiatus! That was just enough time to develop intolerance of the stupid plots and delays! After you haven't had something in your life for 6 months, it is easy to just continue to not have it. I choose to HAVE NOT!

    • Chiquita Augusta ga #2057358

      I haven't watched it since it returned. When it didn't return with the gun shot....... EMPIRE... is what's Poppin this season



  • Esther Lee Gift/Writer San Diego, California 92 Second Avenue #704

    Mister Perry, Still trying to get in touch with you. I guess I will try and watch "The Have and the Have Nots" downstairs in the community room where I live in the Tower building. I do not get all of the channels on my television. Right now, I am in the library at U.C.S.D. Thinking about taking some writing classes or acting classes. I am tired of art. If you will, I would like to use your picture in my coloring book. I have Michael Jackson's and Snoop Dog's on the front cover. I painted them and all but one picture of the big duck and little duck by my friend, Jean. Everything else I did. Will get the book in the mail by tomorrow. I sent one to Oprah after not hearing from you. Thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to read me. Esther Lee Gift/the Unknown Writer Hope you get my mail. 2:25 pm 1/7/15

  • p Florida

    Hi i am Patty Stevens i am from the United State of America, Tampa Florida to be precise. This is a testimony i am here to share with you all regarding what happened to me after i lost my husband to a woman i called my best friend some years back. It was so hard raising two kids on your own when you don't have a stable job. My husband has always been the bread winner of our family, he was loving but all of a sudden things things changed drastically when i introduced my husband too my best friend (Courtney) i never realized i was casting my own downfall. My husband cheated on me and moved in with my best friend, i loved him so much and i never wanted to be a separated mom, because i want the best for my kids. My kids became so persistent that they are always asking about there dad after 4 years of us been separated, so i explained things to a friend of mine Latoya, she advised me on what to do if i really wanted to get my Ex-husband back. She told me about a Woman she knew in the Western Part Of Africa named Great Olokun, that she is a great herbalist who is well renowned in Africa for her mysterious works. She gave her testimony too me and i never believed in black powers, but Latoya was so persistent that i tried it if i really wanted my Ex-husband back, of course i do and my kids was the main reason i gave into it, i asked Latoya about contacting the Great olokun, and she gave me her email and phone contact: ().. I contacted her with faith, told her my problems and what i wanted she gave me a list of what too provide immediately, i did so and she told me in a week time my husband will come back asking me to forgive him, i doubted and in a week and two days my Ex-husband came asking for forgiveness. CONTACT THE GREAT OLOKUN NOW VIA (( YOU NEED ANY FORM OF HELP..

  • Violet pacific northwest

    After much anticipation and lots of promotion on OWN last night's season premiere was a true disappointment. It reminds me of the old B*** and Switch routine, and honestly, I think it was disrespectful to the audience. I understand the concept of stringing folks (in this case your viewers) along - but I think if you want to retain your viewing audience you have some responsibility to move the storyline forward. Last night's show was a lateral move with little of importance taking place other than David setting himself up to be caught and demolished by Veronica. Very disappointing and I am not sure I will give them another chance if the shooter is not revealed in the next episode,

    • violet pacific northwest #2050986

      Hey! I got bleeped for writing B*** AND SWITCH!!!!

    • Darrell Hayes Newnan, Ga #2050993

      I agree the entire episode was irrelevant, nothing signifcant occured. Never been a big Tyler perry fan because of his redundant role of characters. None the less I really enjoyed watching HAHN. Dosent take a rocket science to know that we were anticipating the shooters idenity. Come on man, get it together. He best go back and reedit if hes concerned about his fan base. I agree with u wholeheartedly and look foward to your assessment of the next episode. Smh..,,

    • ANGEL NY #2055620

      Sad thing is, he takes a weekend trip to the Bahamas or somewhere and writes the whole season in one afternoon! He comes back and tapes the whole season in two afternoons and then puts the garbage on the air for us. So this whole season has already been taped and we complain until we are blue in the face....there wont be any changes until NEXT seaon....by then there will be no viewers!

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