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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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  • MJ FL

    Greetings: Thank God it's Tuesday again and I am so looking forward to my beloved show The Haves And The Have Nots I can hardly wait for 9 o'clock tonight! I really wish that this show came on more than once a week! Hmmm, what do you have in store for the viewers tonight, Mr. Perry? I've been feeling under the weather and I am hoping THATHN will lift my spirits. You are doing an awesome, so please keep up the great work. Peace....MJ

  • DENISE United States

    My big brotherTyler, I am thinking of something, r u allowing VERONICA to be the experience of a woman for jeffrey? O my god it just came 2 me, can this b it, 2 tease him to change his attitude and feelings towards women. Hmmm mm I wonder. ( smile) Greatest writer/ producer that ever lived.Blessings Ty 2u

    • lorraine #1965525

      Veronica is a poor representation of most women! Jeffrey would never want to look @a woman if they all acted like her! She's enough to turn off any man! I don't want David w/that white woman, but 'Ronica was right...she does have eyes for David, for sure! Will he be tempted? 'Ronica would take her to the woodshed and beat the c*** out of her!!

  • Linda Brown Phoenix Arizona

    Love this wonderful night time soap. Tyler keep up the great work

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  • Franklin Williams Washington D.C.

    I just read a very negative post in reference to the HAVE AND HAVE NOTS. I feel the post was harsh. We all have a right to our views but some c*** is best not printed. If you are going to give sound advice about the show great. Yet if you are just going to be slanderous then do not post the negative energy to Tyler Perry. Tyler Perry has be a sources of power for MANY of us. Not everything is for every body! So use a little kindness is your post. If you do not like the HAVE AND HAVE NOTS do not watch it. If you are a fan of Tyler Perry's work then s**** to the productions you enjoy. Slandering his hard work just to talk smack it childish on every level. Not one word that was spewed out gave a creative thought for improvement. Just a s*** of dislike and hate. Life is to short to be attacking a man who has been BLESSED to touch so many with his gift of creativity!!!

    • Veno Kauaria Namibia #1964694

      Thanks for your comments Franklin. I notice that there are a few people who are hating on this "brilliant young man". Watching a TV show is a choice. If people don't like his shows nobody is forcing them to watch them. All they can do is click those buttons until they find what they want. I have also been reading some personal verbal attacks directed at him and his personal life. Why these people are minding Tyler's business is because they are jealous! This BRILLIANT YOUNG MAN is doing a lot of good stuff and some people can't take it! Tyler, continue with your great work. Let the haters suffocate from the fumes of their hateful speeches!

  • Pearlene United States

    I love this show I would love to see it at anytime. Why haven't this show been put on demand. It would be easier for those of us who has to work in the evening and at night. I hate to go to someone else home when they are watching something to stop and watch this. To be honest this is the only reason that I watch Own for the Tyler Perry's shows.

  • Dosa Fripp Georgia

    I love the show!!!!! I definitely wish I could watch it everyday. Tika Sumpter's character plays an awesome role!! She is so straightforward with the perfect combination of "nice & nasty"!! I can't wait to see Hannah smile without the stressful look in her face. Tyler Perry has truly outdone himself. I use to think Madea was as good as it gets, but I see his talent is never ending. I salute you Tyler Perry for bringing pure entertainment back to television (without all the b.s.). I love you!!

    • Billie Hill Brandywine Maryland #1964560

      Tyler you are a brilliant young man and I pray you keep up the good work because you enlighten all of your patrons that watches your movies and your plays we pray you keep up the good work and continue to be brilliant we love you

  • Julie Ruggeri Staten. Island New York

    Love it Iam GLAD Benny is showing signs of getting better Jeffiers mother she not right Love the whole show

  • Valencia College Park, Ga

    As I read some of the comments about this exciting drama, I just shake my head. Some like it and some don't. For me, it's a great show. I wish it was a soap opera so that I could watch it everyday. It's entertainment people. Some of us can relate to it and some of us just may be that very character. Tyler and cast awesome job. Take the negative comments, read them, and don't look at them again. Take the positive comments and write more scripts. God blessed me with the opportunity to meet Renee today at my job. I must say she is a very kind lady. She had an awesome spirit. I feel like we are now friends, lol. It was such an honor meeting her. An early birthday gift for me. It's really 6/16. I wish to get the chance to meet the entire cast oneday and Mr. Tyler Perry. Looking forward to many more seasons of the Have and Have Nots. Be blessed!

  • winder hardy United States

    mr tlyer perry i love the haves and the have nots- candace thats my girl i like all the stars in the haves and the have nots you is the man mr tlyer perry i wish i could work for you mr perry by by for now.

  • Jeremiah Thomas Chicago, IL

    I loved the title of the show and the story line since day one. However, it's been dragging on for way to long now and I'm beginning to loose interest. The Mama Rose character is downright awful. I mean really?! Who is this lady?! I'm thinking more Soprano's..... Veronica by far has the best plot going on. Someone mentioned that Tyler Perry has made this show all about homosexuality. Get over it! It's 2014 and 9 times out of 10, someone in your own family is gay! I'm glad to see David has finally grown balls and stood up to his wife. Benny is finally breathing on his own. Please kill him off or next week have him talking and identify Wyatt. Once again this has dragged on for way to long now! Keeping my fingers crossed and my DVR set to record.

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