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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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  • Jasmine Akron, Oh

    Mr.Perry, I love love love haves and the have nots. I cant afford cable, can u please put this show on hulu or netflix? I am having withdrawals.

  • michelle kennedy Detroit Michigan

    Hi Mr Perry , hope all is well . How is your bundle of joy ? Growing like a weed!! Your movie have and the have nots was off the chain like everything else you make. God comes first , then comes you

  • Brenda Canoga Park CA

    OMG . . I didn't see that coming!!! You had the maid aaaaaand the 2 sons at the Press Conference!!! I was expecting Candice to pop up. I bet Jim would have rather seen Candice, then let THAT cat out of the bag!!! And can Veronica get any crazier??? I have to take my hat off to you Mr. Perry! Just when you think the story line can't get any juicer . . . You come back each week with something else!!! Thank You! Love,Peace, & Blessings to you!!!

    • janie texas #2137115

      I think it would be really juicy if veronica herself got pregnant. would serve her right for what she did to her son!

    • j** chicago #2137206

      OUT OF THE BLEW ,,since quincy is always talkin on raping Vertonica let that happen,she would snap,,GIVE HER A TASTE,,OR KIDNAPP HER AND RAPE HER FOR DAYS

  • Ruth Phoenix

    Due to my work schedule, I last saw the Have and the Have Nots during Season 1. How/where do I view online or purchase Seasons 1, 2 and 3?

  • ck ok

    I enjoyed this last episode. The cursing was not there . Sex was not there , yet it was still full of drama . I would enjoy this show more if there were more episodes like this last one. I didnt have to fast forward though the trashy sex sceens. In my opinion his main crowd are more christian based and he has gotten off track and needs to quit being so " main stream hollywood "and bring back what people actually got hooked on as an artist that he is . We have enough tv programs with sex in it. Bring drama , incorporate morals and leave out the trash.. go back to being unique ..thats what made you an artist

    • Madeline Haggenmiller Monroe Twp. NJ #2142788

      I am so tired of these holy rollers crying about sex. Get over it. Candace was an escort not a saint. That was how Oscar was able to get to her. She never had a normal relationship. That is what is so sad about her relationship with him. I hope he did feel something for her and they do have a long relationship marriage. H*** Tyler if you need someone to write it I will. I will do it for free. I would like to see a great love story develop for her. I am not a holy roller but I know God forgives to bad some of your church goers don't know that. Benny might lose that tow service but when his sister become a lawyer she can help him sue Wyatt for leaving him in the street after he hit him. That if Hannah is not more concern about the Cryers than her own children.

  • corey chicago

    TYLER WE WAITED A WEEK AND U BACK TO THOSE LONG AS COMMERICIALS,,YOU WILL LOOSE RATINGS,,,i,m glad she will divorce David but why she mad at Maggie still..so wyatt and jefferey huh may happen,,aides I smell,,hanna might get custody but Oscar will save the day..hmm Katherine wasn't told about wyatt rape.all in all it keeps us watching but tyler make the actors work longer ,,to many commericials

    • Janie texas #2137113

      don't you think its possible Oscar could be jim or davids payback to get jims money back to Candace? maybe hes not so nice. he could get her to invest in a phony deal and she would lose all her money. oops jims money. I surely hope Candace ghets straight. I really like her

    • Nippy Lafayette, LA #2137308

      I think Oscar is working for Jim but will not be able to carry out what he was hired to do because he will fall for Candace.

    • lorraine #2138487

      Janey and Nippy, you both may be right; I thought Oscar was a 'plant' as well, but he has seen Candace's raw, human, loving side, and he likes it!!! I think he's sprung and will now help her keep her son! She deserves at least that much! Jim is an arrogant DOG, who is now getting what he deserves, being shown up on live tv! And Wyatt isn't going to let his rape go unanswered, especially after Jim's nasty attitude about it, threatening to send him back!!! In fact, the surprise guest just might turn out to be Wyatt at the interview, spilling his guts about what happened to him in jail!

  • Cassandra

    Hello Mr. Perry, By any chance, can you give my friend David backbone so he can get his balls back from Veronica? Because I don't think it's fair that Jim get to fight and punk people in the face and David like a softy and wimp.

  • Quentin

    That was quickest hr. in my life. But I just have to say that episode was off the chain. Lord have mercy, I can't wait another week. Somebody pray fa me!

  • B.L. Maxwell Cookeville, TN

    Aw, Tyler, come on and write in a brain tumor for Veronica or David is not going to make it. Veronica can still handle anything that comes up, even with half of her brain missing!

  • Barb

    Great suspense BUT the music is too loud during key dialogue scenes.

    • janie texas #2137114

      I totally agree. sometimes I get online and replay over and over a scene to figure out what they are saying.

  • jill nashville

    tyler perry i enjoy some of your movies, but i dont think you put enough time in writing your script some of the actors need to go back to acting school. i was watching another one of your shows for better or worse maybe it was another one. i had to stop watching it because the actors was terrible. i dont want to see hana playing no maid and i dont need to see white privilige with the cryer family. i support black movies but when they just throw them together i refuse to watch. please do better

  • Leola Tuckerl Chicago

    Mr. Perry I want to start off by saying I love you. You are a great representative of what God meant people to be. However, the Haves and have not is no longer believable. The power you give to Jim Cryer is totally unbelievable. Also, in the real world someone like Jim would be beaten by now. The whole prison scene is crazy as Veronica. She would have been beaten down by now. Please keep it real and believable. .

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