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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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  • lew brown

    Please tell me the show will go on. Just watched the February 19.th episode. Says only two shows remaining. I have not been more enthralled with a series in many years. I cou.t the days until another episode. It's my time to escape the pressures of the real world and be totally consumed. I give each and every actor the highest praise ans pray it will stay on for many seasons. You have a great series. Please tell me it will continue. Bless you for giving me an es ape , and time to enjoy your show. There are not many shows that have pulled me in as this one does. God Bless you!!!!

    • angel ny #1924367

      Couldnt agree more! I don't know what I will do when the season ends....and I dont understand why Ty & Op would punish us this way.....

  • m. moorman

    This show is great. I get really excited when it's time to come on, there can be some small improvements, such as there should me more characters added, other than that , there is one more change I would like to see. I would like to see the show come on every day, it would be a replacement for guiding light, as the world turn. Tyler I know you and Oprah can do it. I feel if we have to wait three to four months, a lot of fan will forget about the show, lets make this happen, I love me some Jeffery and Benny.

    • angel NY #1924369

      So worried about fans loosing interest! You have to stay all over this while it is still hot! There are so many people TOTALLY ADDICTED to this show.....PLEASE DON'T DISAPPOINT! I would love nothing more than to see in flashing lights at the end of the season finale episode...."Psych! The season continues"

  • yvette marietta

    I new all alone that veronica had took that car. She has control over her son which she still don't want him thank for his self .veronica just trying to set him go to see if he is going to fall for what she said.the judge is going to favor Hanna she has rights too.

  • Benny Black

    I really like this show, I have watched it since it started. I added OWN to my cable bill just so I could see this show! Tonight's episode was so good. Candace Is doing just what she told Jeffery she would (pimp him out) LOL He is such a dummy to be in the field he is in. With his babyface looking ars! Amanda is so crazy smh, to real for me! Hannah know she should have said thank you to Candace for coming to court, smh Hannah is her own worse enemy sometimes. That cop who is working for Judge Cryer is nothing nice, I hope Hannah never falls for his bs. I know a woman kinda like Candace, matter of fact she is my ex wife, so glad I divorced her, not like she loved me anyway but glad I finally saw the light! That was too funny when Candace told Judge Cryer, Oohh he's a little kicker! I laughed so hard. Women like Candace do exist and like Candace my ex wife does not have our child either, I do, thank you JESUS! Any hoo unlike some here I can wait 4 months or how ever long it is before the next episodes as I have a life and the show has proven to be worth the wait. I would never like some people on here tell you Mr Perry what to do with your show, I will just say I love what your doing keep up the great work I will be watching. P.S Love thy neighbor is funny a** hell! lol That show has my sides hurting from laughing, cant wait till tomorrow night! Your a*** is too funny lol You deserve all the many you making LOL ha ha!

    • Angel NY #1924370

      Ha Ha VERY FUNNY! The people on here who love the show so much and are begging for more episodes ARE the very people WITH LIVES!!!! Most of us are busy professionals with advanced degrees and this show provides an ESCAPE from reality and is huge source of entertainment for us! We dont want to see that taken away. Those that don't have lives don't care how long they have to wait because much like yourself they are easily entertained by ANYTHING even that ridiculously bufoonish "Love Thy Neighbor"!!! Anyhoo! We need more episodes!!! The fans have spoken Tyler & Oprah....are you listening???

    • Benny Black #1926567

      Well, I guess you told me! I am so glad you decided to reply, lol, I must have hit a nerve. Oprah nor Mr Perry does not care about what people like you think. Nor do I.

  • Dorothy Alabama

    Why only 2 episodes left, why does there have to be a break and for how long? This is the best show. The first time I saw it I said thank you Tyler Perry for bringing us a black Dallas. Please don't leave us hanging for too long.

    • angel NY #1924372

      I know Dorothy! This show is like DYNASTY back in the day!!!!!! ONLY BETTER!!!! I just pray that they bring it back swiftly and don't blow this and loose the fan base!

    • Gloria United States #1924570

      He won't leave us too long but it is only second season and they are now getting a feel of how people react to it and ti has been great!! Eventually we will see longer runs and I will never stop watching it. Love TP.

  • lorraine CA

    OK, Hannah, enough!!! You could have @least thanked Candace for coming to court for you; I knew she would. They have GOT to make amends before the season finale. Also, Jeffrey has GOT to get away from Veronica; she deliberately disconnected the GPS locator so only SHE would know where the car was, so she could go get it! she's using the car as leverage against him. And I'm tired of Amanda...I hope the professor (though he deserfes what he gets) calls the cops and she gets picked up lurking around his house and gets arrested. Then maybe Katheryn and Jim will pay some attention to her; the poor child is always taking a backseat to Wyatt...no wonder she hates all of them! She probably would try to kill them all in their sleep! Finally, I don't think Benny's gonna live; he really is brain dead, but I sure don't want TONY to get ANY of his organs; I think the judge will rule in Hannah's favor on that! *Instead of Michael, the little girl's grandfather, I guess it'll be the police detective for Hannah...since this season is so short, they'll have to carry over most of this to next season; hopefully we won't have to wait as long!

  • Phina Philadelphia, pa

    I would love to see at least 4-5 more episodes and especially seeing Bennie opening his eyes. Tyler Perry wouldn't dare to leave his fans hanging. I wouldn't dare complain about this show, it is the best I seen in a long time. The cast is awesome and it keeps you guessing. I am glad that Tyler Perry is the producer and not some white person in Hollywood. One thing I can say is that they have some fine men in the show. I haven't seen one ugly man in the show yet. I would love to Veronica put on some weight, she was cute before she lost all that weight. Thank you so much TP for bringing joy to night time TV. I told so many people about this show after the 1st week it premiere and everyone gets so hype just waiting for Tuesday nights.

    • Tee Simmons Manvel,TX #1924589

      television has been a venue for entertainment since its creation. A huge arena for fiction, non-fiction and especially fantasy, along with education. We become enthralled about the content and depending on the genre can; in some way, find ourselves within the same situation. If there is a Daytime serial (soap opera,) and a character is just within the realm of the emotional feeling of death, most time its the big "pink slip". However; given the reputation of Mr. Perry, This character of Benjamin, and the faith of his mother (Hannah), We should see this "Storm" as another test, because there is always TEST in Testimony. Case in point, Lance Gross (Calvin Payne) An episode where he goes back to Janine's house to get his son's cap for the christening only to hear a knock at the door and when he opens the door, he is shot. He was in a coma at the hospital. The family pulling together with prayer has Calvin opening his eyes and asking the people in the room to be quite. Don't be quick to judge. put God in EVERY situation. He (Jesus or God), will get the glory anyway. Hallaluyer!

  • CaroleLina Palangio Marietta, GA

    When I first started watching this show, I liked that Mr Perry made Catherine a strong woman. Later, I was also proud to see Veronica show her professional, strong self. I mean, this was believable since both Jim & David obviously had neither morals nor integrity in their weak character. So now, the whole series has turned into EVERYONE being a weak whimp except Candice! I mean, come on, let's get a little more real! Since when would a hospital employee allow Candice to address her as "bitch"? And when would a security guard just stand there as Candice tells the doctor where to go & what to do...including to go do his job! So tonight, Jim & David announce their candidacy, and again, EVERYONE stands around "dumb" as a gorgeous black woman interrupts the moment by calling the candidate a "...lying, cheating, bastard...". And when the very candidate wanting to win the office of governor takes her in a back room, both wives stand stupidly by without a word. And that same behavior is presented by the so called campaign manager. Really, give me a break Mr Perry. If the basis of this program is supposed to represent a coniving, vindictive, know-it-all twit, then let's at least give the other REAL women some backbone.

    • josie new york, NY #1924237

      This series is not as fake as Scandal. The story line is awesome. I love it!!!!!!

    • Angel NY #1924374

      Sure is!!!!! I just hope they keep it moving....no long hiatuses that p*** off the fans and decrease viewership!

  • CMCampbell Fort Worth, TX

    I love this series!! I wait impatiently for the next episode every week. The thought that there are only 3 more episodes is really disheartening. I believe in the power of God and that miracles still occur, even today. I believe in the faith Hannah has that this would be an excellent testimony to the unbelievers to see her son raised from this hospital bed!! Please Tyler, don't take this wonderful series from us. I have been hooked from episode one...please continue with this programming!!

  • Felicia Lazard Houston, Tx

    I love the Haves and the Have Nots. Keep up the good work. Anything you do I will be watching. You are truly an inspiration. May God bless you with continued success. g

  • Mablejean Birmingham, AL

    Is Benny (Hannah's Son) playing two parts?

  • MJ FL

    I went to Wikipedia and read OWN added 4 more episodes to THATHN second season, but it didn't mention anything about when the second part of season 2 will resume. You were right, Angel, about this being the second season. For those of us who were looking for this show to last for a long time, just my opinion, but I don't believe that's going to happen :( Peace...

    • ANGEL NY #1924378

      As much as I love Tyler Perry (Oprah...you're alright I guess) THEY WOULD HAVE TO BE FOOLS (and I know they are not) TO LET THIS SHOW TANK DUE TO INCONSISTENT PROGRAMING AND UNPREDICTABLE SEASON LENGTHS. If they allow that to happen, I will be DONE with anymore Tyler Perry sitcoms or drama series. I would still however support his movies because I can watch them and be done. But ANYTHING where I could be left hanging.....I WOULD NEVER ALLOW THEM TO DO THAT TO ME AGAIN IF THIS SHOW ENDS!!!

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