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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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  • Thebrasta USA

    I want the DA to find the car and put the Cryers and Harringtons up under the jail. Candace is about to be penniless. A con being conned by a con as Candace is off her game. Celine mistake was falling in love with Jim. If she were smart she would have extorted money from the Cryers and lived a comfortable life raising her children instead of begging to remain the Cryers maid. Is time for Wyatt and Jeffrey to get their heads together and get revenge on Jim and Veronica. Looking for a showdown with Quincy and Benny and for David to find out Veronica is kicking it with Benny. I feel sorry for Maggie Day loving a man who will never love her back.

    • lorraine #2138473

      After this interview w/this woman, everything's about to change! For one, Katherine has no idea that Wyatt was raped in prison, and when she finds that out, Jim will be on her hot seat once again, in addition to the Celine revelation! It did make me angry that Jim beat up/humiliated the BLACK man, while letting the other two officers off w/a scolding! Typical, for the Black man to take the heat for the white ones...I knew that obnoxious shrew Celine, would get revenge after being dissed so openly! She's a fool to even think that Jim would be interested in the hired help; look what he did to Candace, although they were both willing participants, and Candace PLANNED to extort money from Jim! I just hope she doesn't blow all that $$ and puts some away for Little Q!!! The only way she'll end up broke is if she squanders it all, or Oscar invests it in some sort of scam! I hope not! *I absolutely HATE Veronica! Every week she gets worse and worse; Jeffrey's right, David IS scared of that demon woman! If Wyatt wasn't g-y before, he will be now; Landon will have some competition for Jeffrey's affections!

    • Thebrasta USA #2138504

      Please say it s not so. Wyatt has to remain straight as I do not want him to be gay. Okay he got raped in prison and by his reaction he did not like it. I am for Jeffrey counseling Wyatt to help him get on the right track in getting a job and laying off the booze and drugs. I just want Jeffrey to be a good friend to Wyatt.

    • Michelle ny #2141868

      The black man did not take the heat for the white guard. Verona PAID HIM to put the rapist in the jail with Wyatt

  • Evelyn Fernamdez new york city

    Please Tyler, Explain Veronica hatred towards gays,I think it should be that her father was a cross dresser g** drunk that came home and beat on her mother because he was in the closet and was very angry, and she saw her mother and him fighting a lot and her friends made fun of her. She had very little growing up because her was could not keep a job. Show why cause at this point she is just a devil. Say David knows this and that is why he loves her.He sees her heart and knows why she is sick. Ok Thats what i hope is going on. Show that Hanna was not perfect when Candance was a little girl and that is why she hates her so.

    • lorraine #2138476

      Evelyn, I posted several months ago that I think Veronica herself was g-y and her parents had a fit!! They tried to 'force' her to be straight, and she ended up being rather 'loose', had an affair w/David, got preggers and had Jeffrey. That's why she keeps encouraging him to have sex 'over and over' til he enjoys it w/a female!! Either way, she's demented and unpleasant. And even if David knows about her past, he can't force her to get help, and making excuses for her behavior isn't helping either! And we knew early on, that Hannah was a pretty loose woman back in the day, but she got 'religion' and is trying to live a good life. But her hypocritical attitude toward Candace is not helping! Instead of fighting against her, she should be working w/her for the benefit of Little Q, who I know she loves dearly. BUT, just because Candace is not living her best life, Q is STILL her son, and she is trying to make things right. They need to work it out!! I DO like this social worker, who is trying to do right by both mother and grandmother. What a refreshing character! Now THAT'S who Benny should try and be with, not Veronica, who's gonna eventually bring Benny down and destroy what he's worked for!

  • Sharon Brister Irmo, south Carolina

    Hi Tyler is good for you . I Love with you said bible in room table and chairs Talk to me hearing take it not easy no fight against by staying for every day smile I am deaf so what miss Tyler keep cool not come with you oh Jesus see God l know You a go 1964 meet Tyler l miss Sharon Brister 200 Clarion Rd Irmo S.C OK bye

  • LisaPlaisted Hartly,De

    Leave Jim ALONE He Needs to mourn the lost of his child doesn't need to be pushed around like that .Jim if some messed with my child like that i'kick BUT TO DUDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Diane Thomas Illinois

    Mr Perry, I just finished watching The Haves and The Have Nots, the scene with the abused child was spot on. Thank you for showing the ugly side of child abuse. I worked with high risk children in low income areas and yes they do not trust the police etc. I am fortunate to build in trust with these children, it takes time but I never give up on any child. Thank you again for your wonderful writing. I really enjoy your shows/movies. Stay honest, it is so good. Have a great day. Diane Thomas, Illinois

  • Sharon Wells Mobile, Al

    I am just ready for David to grow a pair with Veronica. I also hope that Candance new man has her best interest at heart . I think it's time she softened a bit. I pray he wasn't planted in her life by Jim to con her out of the money she got from the Cryers. However she has done a lot of evil things and what goes around always come back to b*** you in the butt. This time I believe she is sincere wanting to go legitimate because of her son, but she has dug a really deep h*** for herself, maybe too deep to climb out of. So afraid that Bennie will be hurt by her yet again. All of the lies will come back to haunte her.

  • Johnny Henry Soso, Miss., 39480

    Hello Tyler, I believe that this will be a great movie because it will portray real life characters. I am a great fan of yourss and all the movies that you make. Your movies are a cross between humor, tragic experiences and over coming some of life's most difficult moments with a sense of amazing humor and realism. I truly enjoy Ma dea, uncle Joe and all the characters. Tyler, I have a wonderful book that is about young African-American Super Heroes, saving the universe from the Evil Cabaal, Dr. Ziabolical and some corruptible earth villains. I want to know if you can help me bring this to market to give our kids a new world Super Hero or heroes. The book can be found on Amazon.com, my web site, www.jhenryenterprises.com,, please contact me in reference to this great venture Author Johnny I. Hemry

  • Brenda New York

    I think that Wyatt handled his father well, and made the right decision to leave that house. Jeffrey was the only person he could trust, but not enough to admit what happened to him. Therefore, Jeffrey knows something is up with him, but he will have to walk on egg shells around him. I think that if he looks at Wyatt a certain way it could set him off. I think he's strong enough to know who he is and not doubt his sexuality after such a terrible experience. Candace and her mother can have a shared custody of Q since he loves them both. Katherine will help her get full custody. Q's father should be put back in jail. What will happen to the guy who took the rap for Wyatt?

    • lorraine #2138489

      Q will either die or go back to prison, but either way, his days are numbered! I don't like women being r-ped, but Veronica has done so much dirt and used people for her own agenda, it wouldn't surprise me if Q or the guy she hired to rape Wyatt, did something to try to demoralize/humiliate her for her nasty attitude and arrogance, like no one can touch her! One way or another, Veronica will be brought low!

  • libra las vegas

    Hi... In what episode did Candice reveal to Hanna the details of the molestation she suffered as a young girl? My mother and I have a bet on this so please get back to me ASAP. Thank you so much we really enjoy the show!

    • Tina Columbus, GA #2137288

      I don't know what episode but she revealed it. Candace think her mother didn't put the guy out after it, but Hanna claims she left him that day.

  • Pat Mississippi

    Love the show.

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