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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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  • Marilyn

    Nightly soap please .....

  • Evelyn United States

    Tyler, please continue the haves and the havenots shows. I enjoy them very much..

  • rita 333 lafayette ave, bklyn 11238 # 6j

    My cable was out last week and I missed last Tuesday. Thank you for playing reruns so I can catch up

  • Benny Black

    Tuesday is the best because of THAHN's!

  • MJ L

    HALLELUJAH! THANK GOD IT'S TUESDAY!!! Hmm, what do you have up your sleeve for us tonight, Mr. Perry? Whatever it is, I'll be there waiting and watching, with bells and whistles, lol. Peace...

  • Melani VA

    I absolutely love this show! The fact that there is an AA soap opera thrills me. There is a character that everyone can relate to. Hanna is a real person dealing with real issues. She is a Christian who does not hide behind the Bible. She portrays what a lot of us go through and either try to hide or ignore in our lives. Fighting with who we are and who we used to be. Candace is sheer entertainment. Let's not forget this is television folks! You all will look at daytime soaps and enjoy people coming back from the dead and ghosts etc......but want to complain because Candace is portrayed as a "gold digging ho"..... let it go.....You have control of your remote. The rest of the cast does a wonderful job and while the series did start off a little too scripted, I have grown to love the characters and the story line. Please don't kill Benny off! I'm looking forward to watching this at least for a few more seasons.

  • Tiffany Coleman memphis tn

    I love the show I dont care what you haters are saying everyone is entitled to there own opinion. I love watching this new soap. Yall just mad cause its not you . Making the decision. Get over yourselves. I'm glad its back on it very interesting show. Tyler keep up the good work. I love you and all movies and plays. I have been trying to get all of your work but I'm not trying that hard . I love the show its good.

  • Rosemarie Philadelphia

    I love this show.....I think the great acting is what makes it so believable....I am disappointed that there is only a few episodes left for this season....I hope it comes back for another season...it really is the only show on TV that I look forward to watching. Tyler Perry never fails....

  • Yolanda garland tx

    love this show my girl Candace is on it call her what you want to but she plays no games

  • Lucy Fontana, Ca

    Hello Tyler, Love the show, im totally hooked. I'm hoping & praying that Benny does not get killed off He is such a good & loving guy. I would love to see him with a happy & interesting storyline. I didn't care for the hospital scene where Candance storms in the operating room and damends the doctor so she can get answers. We all know that would not possible in the real world :) Keep up the great s/l's & please let Benny live.

  • desmona Kenya

    I love this show....waiting impatiently for season 2 to reach Kenya. Candice...love this character, it adds a lot of spice to the movie. keep up the good work Tyler Perry.

  • stephanie johnson United States

    I am addicted to this show. I love Candice. Please don't kill Benny off yet. His character is so loveable i adore him. This is your best show yet. You are amazing! God bless you always.

The Haves And The Have Nots - Tuesdays at 9/8c on OWN