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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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  • Jennifer Johnson Hartford, CT

    I am so sorry that I missed this season. I was trying to catch up online and notice that I can't find the shows on any website. Not Own, ours, HULU or Netflix. It's very sad that I really could see any of the last season. Please let me know if the episodes are on a website so that I can catch up. Being a working mom I count on the internet to catch on my favorite show. Great Job TYLER!!! I heard the season finale was amazing!

    • Daria Tolentino Binghamton, NY #1985728

      I agree. I wanted to see all the episodes I hadn't seen and there were no way in doing that unless you DVR'd it and even then you weren't guaranteed you got all of them. You can't even view them on Demand. They should make this and any other OWN show available elsewhere for those who can't see them during their regular day of showing. I have friends who would love to see it, but can't because the Network is not offered with "Basic" through TWC. Make this more accessible (using other methods, such as: online, Netflix, ect.) and I'm sure you'd broaden the audience.

  • Angie PA, USA

    That was a great finale. You gave us everything: Drama. Intrigue. Suspense. Glamour. Books-of-the-Bible, Violence. Comedy. Schadenfreude. You DID that. My husband and I watch together and we enjoy it tremendously. Just a couple little favorite tidbits: When Quincy greeted David with "Sup Ni__? " Whew! I jumped off the sofa and ran in the kitchen. THAT was so funny. We hollered. My other little favorite part was when everyone was outside after Jim *finally* got that arrogant tail of his kicked (hence the schadenfreude); I loved Veronica cracking up laughing at Jim. We love her. Also, Celine yanking Jim's tie was right up there as well. Those are the things that make this series so good to us. These actors are stupendous. They really bring your stuff to life. It's enjoyable to watch. We are thoroughly entertained and completely hooked. No matter what happens, we're going to watch so keep doing your thing, your way.

    • lorraine #1985488

      I'm w/you, Angie; I thought the season finale was great! I absolutely loved seeing Jim get that beat-down... just delicious!! Quincy was a hoot, the way he addressed David! And isn't that how they do it 'on the real'?? Thugs don't care about protocol! LOL! The whole scene was right on! *I'm getting kinda tired of all the petty criticisms about the dialogue, the acting of the characters, etc.! Either watch and enjoy, or don't watch! I'm totally hooked and will wait for Jan. 2015; there's much more story to tell! See you then!

  • Anna Falaxis Mesopotamia

    <i>PREDICTIONS FOR NEXT SEASON Quincy breaks into Veronica’s house again, waits for her to get home and rapes her. She will be too scared to report it because he will threaten to tell that she got him out of prison. David doesn’t screw Maggie because he will remember that Veronica has his balls in her Hermes purse. The dude interested in Jeffrey turns out to be Jim’s son with the ADA. Amanda accidentally fires the gun, the bullet ricochets off the ceiling and lodges in her brain. She dies after saying Eenie, Meenie, Miney Moe one last time. The professor is still running around the park with a knife between his shoulder blades. No one offers assistance. Dingbat tells Jeffrey that she is pregnant and his mother forces him to marry her. Quincy and Candace’s son is really being raised by Quincy’s mother.</i>

    • calvin Connecticut #1985434

      Like your predictions!!! Good Ones!

    • lorraine #1985489

      Some interesting predictions; we'll see! I DO hope we've seen the last of Amanda!

  • pam hampton, va

    I have one question Mr. Tyler Perry..Why are you making your audience and fans wait until January? I can see maybe November .... By Jan the show might not be as exciting as I it is now..Just asking ..and I still love your work..:)

  • doogie anne United States

    My question is why on the last episode didn't Amanda go into her father's bedroom? She went back and forth from her brother's room to her mother's room. Does she already know what happened to Jim? Also everybody leave Hanna alone. She's wonderful. As with her coldness toward Candace, she's fed up with her after trying to straighten her out all these years.

    • Earnestine Inglewood, CA #1984981

      I wondered why Amanda didn't go into Jim's room too. Maybe it was just a writing error, since Tyler knew Jim had been kidnapped, he mistakenly left Jim out of Amanda's silly room hopping or maybe she saw him get kidnapped and we'll see that next season. @ Hannah, I look at it like this: No doubt Candace is a piece of work and has weighed heavily on her mother's heart for a long time. But I believe if she had done something abhorrent enough for her mother to hate her, I think Benny would not try so hard to make them make amends. He would understand why Hannah hates her and he'd even be mad at her too. The fact that he is not, tells me that Candace in all her antics has never done anything so bad that she deserves the treatment she gets from her mother.

    • lorraine #1985491

      Hannah sees HERSELF in Candace! Hannah was a 'loose' woman, messing around w/married men! Benny and Candace have two different fathers; clearly, she hated Candace's father more than she hated Tony; maybe she thought there might be a chance w/Tony, which is why Benny is her favorite, but we see how that turned out! You know how it is when women 'dog out' the men that did them wrong to their children; Hannah took her negative feelings about Candace's father out on HER, and Candace just chose to make her mother's life miserable! I think they'll come to an understanding next season, through the baby; I believe Hannah's right, the baby may not be dead! Maybe Candace and Q will get together the right way!

  • Debbie Masango Johannesburg South Africa

    we really enjoyed watching the haves and the have nots tv series but the ending left us with a question mark, kindly advise if there's a third series as we cant wait to watch it.

    • MJ FL #1985401

      Greetings! The show starts again on January 6th in 2015. But what I don't know, if that's the beginning of season 3, or the continuation of season two. Peace...MJ

  • Renee Warren, Mi

    Hope all is well with the HAHN Staff. I know this maybe a long shot, but please don't ruin David's good Guy character. I need him to remain pure of infidelity. The scene should playout something like the following. Maggie is passed out and David realizes where he needs to be at home with his wife. He drives home and have a familar scene like Quincy had with Veronica without the rejection. David gets into bed with Veronica initiates and have passionate love making. Then he lays down the law of the land verbally as it pertains to family putting her in her place. He states he is back home and will remain there and so will she; he also reiterates he is the head of the family and household.

  • Charisse taylor Florida

    I consider myself an optimist I didn't have an issue with the finale to me it leaves more room for bigger things to come and I can't wait Mr Perry is awesome just so talented honestly I would never see wrong in him or Ms Winfrey. The only issue I have is not being able to purchase past seasons I would love to get my mother up to date she doesn't get own network and she is the one that started me watching she won't let me tell her the latest so hopefully the powers that be will contact on when and where to purchase (wink-wink). This is why I can't twitter i'm to long winded. Love you all God bless

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  • Adrienne Maryland

    I have mixed feelings about the finale. I wish it showed who was suppose to die and sad we'll have to wait until January to find out. Also wasn't there suppose to be a shocking twist? I didn't see that either. I wished they showed more scenes of Hanna and Candace. Despite what many viewers say, I like Hanna's character and understand her attitude toward Candace because of the life she's chosen. She is quite believable as a imperfect Christian woman who struggles with her own issues including the conflict between her and Candace and hope they bond more in the next season. I hated that David may have caved in to Maggie but Veronica did push him away and drove him into her arms. Veronica seems too delusional I just need to know the back story of why she is the way she is and so obsessed with Jeffery's sexuality. She wants too much control over Jeffery's life that is unhealthy. I also want David to get out of Jim's orbit, because he brings him down. David can be a good moral character when he is away from Jim. Wyatt, Jeffery and Amanda are just the weakest characters on the show. I feel sorry for Wyatt and believe he has real remorse for his actions but he has been too coddled by his parents and needs to man up and own up to what he did rather allow others to protect him. Jeffery needs to get out from under his mother's thumb and be who he is besides how can Veronica blackmail Jeffery if another person has confessed to the crime and Jim showed a fake evidence of the car being driven. That whole story is getting ridiculous. Amanda is just unstable but she finally knows about Jim and Candace. Katheryn should have at least told her if Jim wouldn't. The best part of the show was Jim getting a beat down by Quincy and later getting kidnapped by Candace's friends. After behaving like a nasty j*** this season thinking he's above everyone and everything, he finally gets him comeuppance and I cheered when those things happened to him. I still wonder why was Jim sleeping in Katheryn's bed, he has his own bedroom? Was he so shook up after the beaten that he couldn't sleep alone? I can't wait to what happens in the next season.

    • angel NY #1985478

      The reason Veronica still has power over Jeffrey, Wyatt, and Jim is because she has the car which will have Wyatt's DNA inside (as the driver) and it will also have Lizzie blood on it (little girl who was killed) and Benny's Blood. Even though someone "confessed" and it seems the issue is over with it is not. If Jeffrey or Jim p*** Veronica off, all she has to do is go to the police and tell them that she has the real car. They will do all of the investigating etc. and the DNA evidence and the damage to the car will prove that THAT car is indeed the vehicle that was involved in the hit and run and it will totally expose Jim as a corrupt Judge who tampered with evidence, and obstructed justice to save his son. Jim and Wyatt both would be arrested and go to jail. As far as Jeffrey is concerned, he is in love with Wyatt.....he doesn't want to see Wyatt go to jail and so he is putting up with all of this c*** from his mother to protect Wyatt. (Must be some kind of love.....I wouldn't do all of that to save anyone but myself! Huh!)

  • Sharon

    Hello Mr. Perry, I missed the last episode. Where can I watch the finale Have and Have Not on the internet?

  • Darlene

    OMG!!!! Just watched the finale and I NEED MORE!!! Bravo Mr. Perry!!!

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