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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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  • Judith Perkins Baltimore, MD

    Hi Mr. Perry, It's been a long time since I have rushed home to see a TV show, but Tuesday nothing can get in my way. Not a show goes by that I don't enjoy THE HAVES and the HAVE NOTS, but after Amanda performance last night I am nominating her for the CRAY-CARY AWARD, she is really playing her part, as all the other actors. KEEP IT COMING! Thanks!

    • cityoflaurel Maryland #1978970

      Why can't the Cryers fired Celine? They made some agreement! what agreement? What is going on? It does take a long time from week-to-week to get answers.

    • lorraine #1978976

      Celine has a child for Jim, and I think Coralie is right, it's the newest campaign worker that was with Landon! He and Jim exchanged 'looks' before Jim ran into his office, but Landon caught it! Katheryn knows it, and Celine is using it as a blackmail tool so she she can't be fired; otherwise, she'll tell all their family business! That's what happens when you get too 'familiar' w/the hired help! Jim is nothing but a male w---e, who can't keep his pants zipped! And he has the nerve to judge Candace!? He's gonna get exactly what's coming to him! Katheryn knew what she was getting when she married him; she's just keeping up appearances to save her 'family name'!

    • cityoflaurel Maryland #1979228

      Celine not being fired may explain why she wanted Jim to write her a check that he was delaying getting to her. She kept asking for it and Jim was getting annoyed about it.

    • Jon #1979249

      she has his child

    • Ats port st lucie, fl #1979449

      yes, it does.... He should fill the viewers in more on whats going on even if the characters don't know . I hate the waiting game

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  • hahn number1fan tifton ga

    I love this show keep up the good work. some of this stuff goes on in real life this is better than days of our lives if u ask me.

  • pam virginia

    I enjoyed the show last night but I was a little disappointed that you wrote in that Candance baby is dead. I did not like that but over all I love your shows and movies. I am a big fan. I hope that there will be a season 3 and I hope that we do not have to wait until 2015 to see it. Keep up the good work and please do not let Candance baby be dead.

    • angel NY #1980650

      Well dust off your TV because according to Wikipedia after the July 29th finale, the show doesn't air again until 2015~ so stupid!

  • Tonei Atlanta GA

    Please do not get me wrong I like the majority of your work, I am in love with Partrice. I am not understanding why you are not responding to your audience. We love the show it is just to drawn out and a little slow. The hour that you allow us into your world . Entertain us. I I like it when you have us on edge, No every scene can not be like that but at least make them interesting. I am jsut a little disheartned with the baby being dead please let ths be a lie. I just want some more swoon and grab the pearls moments. Is all over all I enjoy just need it to speed up a little.

  • Sharon N. California

    Mr Perry, I love this show. I have a problem waiting for the next episode each week, so waiting very long for season 3 will be excruciating. I checked the Wiki on your show and it shows the 3rd season in 2015. Please Please Please tell me we don't have to wait that long for season 3 to begin. I hope it shows 2015 because the date isn't know yet. I hope it's no later than September or October 2014! God Bless.

  • RaVanda IL.

    Iwant each actor to know I am one person that will miss you guys terrific. Before you guys go off I can't wait till you guys come on again. I leave my Tuesday open for you guy's only, God Bless you guy's . Knowing you need the time off, I'll find somethinng to do until I see you guy's again. Love all of you take care.

  • Ann

    Benny is acting just like people act after a coma or brain trauma!!! Their personality usually changes and the become angry, impatient or aggressive due to executive functioning disorder of the frontal lobe!! Benny is doing a GREAT job acting this disorder!!! The show is great!!! We need to view previous episode... Just like Scandal does!

  • kaykay Sanantonio tx

    Dear mr perry the show was good I'm not just saying that becouse I'm a fan I'm saying it becouse its is great. Alwsys remember somebody is always going to have something to say about u do so u just keep on doing what God bless u with .that's your gift your talenso don't let small mind people get the best of u. You just keep right on doring the dam thing becouse u got my vote anytime. So keep your head up I no it's get hard at times but always no that God is on your side I'm not just saying that I no jesus to and I love him to. Love you mr man tp

  • Coralie California

    I love the show. Will there be a third season? Benny should beat the devil out of Quincy. Veronica needs to be exposed. Hanna needs to reconcile with Candace and healing needs to take place in their relationship. The Warlocks need to take care of Momma Rose and her gang. Jeffrey needs to stand up to Veronica.

    • Pam Knoxville TN #1981840

      I love the show but I hate how Veronica has abused her son over him being gay; however, she is an excellent actress and she plays her role very well.. I think that Mama Rose might be related to Jim, the way she always ask him to come by the restaurant and he always says you know I can't. I wonder if she raised him? I don't think Candace's is dead. Once the baby is found, her and Hanna will Hanna and her praying for her son when she went to David and the entire time he was in the hospital, she never gave up faith. Thank God, Ms. Cryer got him moved in time. Katherine is a good woman deep down. I wish they would reveal what happened at camp that ruined Amanda and Wyatt. It had to be a lot for her to go crazy and him going on drugs..

  • Ellen Natchez, MS

    Dear Tyler, Thank you for The HAHN. It's about the only decent thing to watch on Tuesday. I like it that the show is just an hour long. By sitting there watching it, I miss some parts of things that happen, so therefore, I disagree with it being longer than an hour and coming more than once a week. Some of these people that are complaining about the show dragging on about certain subjects, I disagree. The reason I disagree is because some of these same people sit there and watch the soap operas everyday and what do these soap operas do? Drag on and on and on everyday to keep the viewers watching but they're faithful watchers of these shows with no complaints. If they don't like the HAHN, nobody is putting a gun to their heads and making them watch. I do have one question though. Is Tony Benny's father in real life and not just on the show? My reason for asking is they look so much alike.

  • lorraine

    Why is everyone on Benny's case!? Wow! The man just woke up from a coma and is trying to make up for lost time! And it's about time he started acting like 'the man of the house', instead of letting Hannah treat him like a 5 yr.old! It's bad enough that Jeffrey lets Veronica treat him like that! Benny's showing his strong side...leave him alone!!!

    • leigh Maryland #1978760

      I know. How do they expect him to act?

    • coralie California #1978807

      I think the new guy that was just hired to work with Landon and Maggie is Jim and Selena's son. Yes, I agree with Lorraine. Leave Benny alone. Benny is showing his strong side and acting like the man of the house. Besides which this is Benny's first acting job, so I think people should cut him some slack. However, I thought that Candace showing up at the same time tonight as Benny's dad was to expose him. I think that either Amanda or the Warlock is gonna kill Quincy.

    • lorraine #1978950

      Hi, Coralie! I never thought about that coincidence, but I'm angry that Hannah stood righbt there and didn't tell Benny what dear ol' DAD tried to do to him!! As he stood there smirking @her when Benny went outside, she should have thrown a pan of scalding water on his lowdown @--! I want Benny to find out just WHO he's trying to get to know! Yes, I think Amanda might kill Q if he rejects her crazy advances; the girl is GONE! I don't think Warlock and the crew are gonna get to Jim, b/c Amanda just might shoot him herself! I hope we have a 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' moment next week; that will be a hoot when Q shows up! Can you imagine the dinner conversation? LOL! I thought the junkie that Jim is coercing is Celine and his son, but I could be wrong. I guess the junkie will be brough t in for the line-up to make it look like it was HIM and not Wyatt, since they do resemble each other. Finally, it's sad that the baby is dead, but I expected it all along; it was probably sick and she couldn't afford to take care of it, or maybe it died of SIDS.

    • Coralie California #1978964

      Hello Lorraine, The reason I think that new guy is Jim and Celine's son is because of the way he stared at Jim when they were being introduced. For a brief second, it seemed like Jim recognized him too, but shook it off. That guy is there for a reason. It's obvious. I was hoping that Benny's dad was exposed last night too. Hanna needs to stop holding back and might as well tell the truth about her past as well. She is being a little too self-righteous. Veronica needs psych help, she is crazy. I don't know which one is the craziest Amanda or her.