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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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  • Juanita Clarke Alaska

    I normally don't get caught up in TV programs however this one have me on the edge of my seat. I have seen nothing like it. Waiting for more. This is the best series I have ever seen. It seems like the first season was way to short. I will be waiting. I think you are very awesome individual and please keep up the great work. Thank you.

  • Kp

    Love this show! The actors are superb! Can't wait until January for the new season.

  • Stacie Ellerson United States

    Tyler you are a fool! But a d*** good one. This is a awesome show. It's better than two broke girls; not that I ever watch it, just heard the title and I said to myself I am one broke a** woman why would I want to watch this? Keep on doing what your'e doing; and when your shows are movies doesn't get the rating that you think you should have take a step back and remember where you were and where you are now and "SMILE". Thought for tonight.

  • Gee Maryland

    This is definitely the best show on OWN (or any other network). I just wish it would come on more than just Tuesday nights,

  • barbara hudson United States

    I think this is the best show on tv. Mr.Perry you dont need me to tell you but your writing skills have grown leaps and bounds... I truly wish you the best. Call me if you need some ideals! lol

  • Latisha Denson Dallas

    Tyler I love The Haves and The Have Nots. Oh my God you did an awesome job with this show. The characters that you have on this show are wonderful. Please hurry and bring this show back on. I can't wait to see what's to come with this show. But I no it will be very exciting and entertaining. I just love your work.

    • Angela C Garrett West Chester, PA #1876392

      All I have to say is awesome!

  • Darryl G.

    This is MY favorite series from Tyler! I just wish it can be a year long season every Tuesdays because it's soooo good! the 1st season was short but by far the best I can't wait till January! I just hope Benny isn't dead but is in intensive care because Benny went through so much in season 1 being jailed and held accountable for Candice mess I would hate to see this Character killed off the show so quick it's too soon to say goodbye to a character/cast member, I think season 2 is going to have more drama and lot's of Crime!

  • Shaka Woodland Hills, CA

    WOW!!! This show is amazing! I can't wait to see what happen next!! God bless you Mr. Perry!!

  • Joyce Mims Zebulon, North Carolina

    Mr. Perry, staff, crew, etc., I am saddened to see the complaints about "The Haves and The Have Nots and though everyone is entitled to their opinion, I disagree with what a few may feel has to be complete perfection to the detail about how they see a maid or a law student should be. The show is wonderful and the actors are perfectly fine. You can't please everybody all of the time so continue to do what you are doing and change nothing unless you feel GOD is directing you to do so and only then. GOD hasn't failed you yet, right? Of course not, so keep up the great work, despite the "wanna be, wish they could be as successful as" Mr. Tyler Perry. GOD bless you and we all look forward to your continued success which blesses us all.

  • Regina Harrison Gadsden,Alabama

    Wow! Amazing~ That was So Good! The BEST TV show since Reality Shows took over; Spectacular!!! A Must see¤ I can't wait!!! Thank U 4 the much needed Entertainment 5 stars~

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  • Jessie kentucky

    We who love the show will continue to watch. Those that don't like it can watch something else. Simple.

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