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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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  • Cathy Reado Atlanta Ga

    I have always had god in my heart. Giving person I have watched ur movies with.people and sat there wondering how can they not comprehend the message and how can they walk away still doin the same r treating people the same. I hope u read this I am not asking for a donation I just want to be apart of your team. I need a job. Please give me a chance.

  • MJ FL

    Greetings! This week's was a bit slow for me. I was so happy that David turned down Maggie 's sexual advances,but I have a feeling that eventfully they will sleep together and Veronica will catch them in the act" How is it that Qunicy has only been in town a minute and he has manage to break into two houses by coming in through a window. I want to know what's up with that? Wyatt conscious is eating him up. Who knows, maybe he will turn himself in. Will Jeffrey sexually get by going out with that hyper girl that his mother set him up with. I will be glad when the day comes that Jeffrey will have the courage to respectfully stand up to his mother know that her is a grown man and that he can make his own decisions. Where is Candace??!!?? My. Perry, you need to hurry up and reveal where Candace is, because, whether you know it or not, the ratings are dropping. You need to raise the level up a notch or two. I love THATHN and I want to see it around for a very long time!!! Peace....MJ

  • t

    I just watched this week's episode of the haves and have nots and I am very disappointed.. If Candice is dead I'm totally going to stop watching this.. it seems like she was the person that kept the show interesting from the beginning and if know she's gone what's the use...you just need to get some house of Paynes

  • Tricia

    Its a good show but a bit to slow

  • Angel

    I think that when the guy shot Candace they missed and she faked the killing A.K.A. played dead. I really hope Candace isn't dead because she is so devious in her own way. I think it was wrong that Jim made her sign all them papers if he knew he was going to kill her.

  • lola warren michigan

    I cant see Jim having Candace sign all those papers then kill her. What's the point of getting a personal protection order against her to keep her away from his family, or signing papers saying she will not help Amanda sue for her inheritance if he will have her killed. No he's just trying to scare her, he's enjoying watching her be afraid ..... all the way down to telling them to kill her. She's either laying on the ground frozen from fear of the gun shot, or they shot her with a tranquilizer gun to give themselves time to get away. She is not dead!!! Signing those papers was to stop her in her track from retaliation when she finds her way back home....but we know it won't, because we got so many more episodes left!!!!!!!

  • Denise West Palm Beach

    I hope Candace is not dead if so they will need to cast someone with the same vengeance and spunk. And for Gods sake Wyatt should not get away with killing that girl. The judge gets away with wayyyyyyyyy too much.

  • toya pryor lilburn, ga

    Tyler, I enjoy The Haves and the Have Nots very much. I do think sometimes the writing is way over the top. I'm getting use to it. :) I am not happy with Candice not having air time this season. What's up with that? Candice is the show!!! Is something going on between you and Tiki? Is it more money? If so, GIVE IT TO HER, SHE DESERVES IT!!!!! :) I really don't want to see Wyatt get away with killing the little girl and I don't want to see Veronica's husband sleep with that campaign manager!!!! Please let him be a decent Black Man, Please!!!! Why are the Cryer's, Veronica and Hannah treating their grown sons like little boys, they are Men!!!!!!! I really get irritated with that. I hope Candice is alive. Looking forward to Tuesday. BRING IT ON!!!

    • Dorothy Midway #1972302

      Tyler you bring Candace back. Let him sleep with her the wife wants to be the man of the house. Wyatt need to pay but money talk and b*** walk. He would be to handsome in prison I change my mind.

  • deborah clarke new york

    So far the second season has not lived up to the writings of season one. Highly disappointed, could not watch the entire show in Tuesday evening. I hope it gets better.

  • Ethel M. Young California

    I feel this is one of the greatest show of a life time. Tyler keep up the great and very interest work. Thank you for your inspiration.

  • Della Spencer California

    I look forward to see what Candace is up to, Candace can't die please don't let it end like that for Candace, she need to survive this so she can see that Jim pay for the cover up he's doing for his Son because Hanna not going to be strong like Candace can. Benny need his Sister.

  • Kristane Milwaukee, WI

    I am in my feelings!!! Candace cant be dead ahhhhhhh.

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