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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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  • MJ FL

    Greetings! What's with Benny's attitude? For someone who has been miraculously brought back from the brink of death, he was very rude to the doctor and not too nice to his mother. No offense, but I don't particularly care for him. I hope David does not sleep with Maggie. Hmm, who is going to save Candace? Jim is a ruthless S O B! Hanna, I hope you don't fall for Byron. It would appear that Wyatt has a conscious I know Jeffrey loves his mother, but he needs to grow a spine. I still believe crazy Amanda is going to use that gun on Candace's ex boyfriend. Mr. Perry you are doing a fantastic job! Please keep up the good work. Peace...MJ

  • PF Bronx,NY

    Love this show, is Candace going survive?

  • Bob Chalfont Pa

    I love the show but sadly I seem to have missed about 5 episodes. I thought maybe they might have gotten rerun so anyone could catch up but it seems as if they are not being rerun and aired on On-Demand. I am anxious to get caught up so I can continue watching the show. Just trying to figure out where to watch them.

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  • cbns Illionis

    Mr. Perry, I love you show.

  • Lana Charlotte, NC

    I am loving Quincy! He is so sexy! Please give him a reoccurring role.

  • Barbara Brooklyn NY

    If Candice is killed off, I will stop watching. I think her baby's father will save her and kill the kidnappers. Please do not let Candice die. Just teach her a lesson.

    • lorraine #1968824

      I don't want Candace to be killed, either! I also like Quincy, but how is he going to save Candace when he doesn'[t even know where she is, or where his BABY is?! Just get him away from psycho Amanda before he ends up back in prison! As for Hannah, I DON'T want her w/the detective...he works for JIM! I want her w/little Lizzie's grandfather! And as for Tony, when Hannah tells Benny what he tried to do to him, I hope Benny kicks his b-tt and tells him to never come around them again! If he dies, oh well! Get on a donor list and wait his turn! He's a piece of trash!


    Mr. Perry, this show is AWESOME, but if you don't let Candice live I don't know where you will go from there. Candice is a great asset to the show and I'm hoping and praying that you let her s**** around. I want to see Hannah fall in love with that police officer, but I want you to make him a good person because he's falling for her. Mr. Perry keep writing, I'm waiting on the season finale!

  • Rosalind Bham, AL

    I absolutely hate Jim....... Kill him NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Dynitira west memphis #1969851

      I absolutely don't want candaces to died I mean I love that gurl . I want jim to get hurt or something

  • A.P. New Orleans

    Did Benny just come out of a coma or Angola? His strange acting is confusing.

  • Tina Michigan

    Tyler please think about a daily soap this show is so good, I can't wait for Tuesdays. My family and I on the phone on the commercial because it is so good. Great job you did it!

  • Pam Benefield

    Tyler Perry this is the best show I have since in my life. Please let Candance live. I think she plays an important role and need to stay around.

  • Anzell Bedford TX

    Tyler-lewis OMG!! Mr Perry My family and I have a The haves and the haves not party ever tuesday nite! We have a family reunion on the OWN network!!!! Thank u and OWN!!

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