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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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  • Kay

    The storylines on this show are unbelieveable. The writing on this show is beyond terrible. I do believe the bad acting is a direct result of the fact that the actors have been given no dialogue to work with. Within an episode there will be at least 4 times where 2 people are conversing and they just repeat what the other has said, or say, 'really' to reinterate. The scenes are WAY too long and drawn out and never go anywhere. Maybe if there were new writers and the show was condensed to 30 minutes, it would be watchable. As it is, not at all. I understand Oprah's loyalty to Tyler Perry, but with all the great shows on television now, TP needs to step up his game on this one.

    • angel ny #2055595

      Amen! The show is so terrible at this point, he needs to just cancel it, make a movie to tie up all of the loose ends and be done with it!

  • CBCaldwell Richmond, VA

    Too many commercials, too many storylines, too many unanswered questions. This is leading up to making HAHN a MAJOR FAIL--especially with shows like EMPIRE now on. I believe the entire season has been completed--so PLEASE Tyler at lease drop a line an dlet people know all questions will be answered and all loose strings connected. IMHO the Jim-Candy Cane plot has run it's course and is now over cooked and need to be removed from the stove and thrown in the trash compactor. Where in the continuity in this show??? I will continue to watch and I hope there is a Season 4.

    • angel ny #2055596

      At this point after having never missed an episode, I have a vested interest in seeing it to completion. However, I no longer watch live! It is too frustrating between the slow EVERYTHING and the million commercials! All of this time I have tuned in live to help ratings...but now I just DVR and watch when I get good and ready! It is a d*** shame how he let this show go down!

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  • Colleen Detroit, MI

    I was disappointed in the last 2 episodes. I was looking forward to all the drama and it just hasn't happened yet. Veronica is a stone cold B _ _ ch. There is no way she'd be swinging on me like that. She is the one who drove her husband away, he should have slept with the other woman. The way she treats Jeffrey is insane. He should speak up for himself and let the chips fall where they may then at least she won't be able to run his life. What happened with the gunshot? Did anyone get killed? Did Amanda shoot herself? Maybe when we start seeing Cryers some juicy stuff will start happening again. Bored so far. Pick it up Tyler Perry

  • sue

    This season is moving WAY to slow. They need to cut back on the long drawn out useless conversations and get on with the plot. Also, they really need to tone down that Veronica character. All she does is run her mouth about getting people fired...who cares! If shes so classy I thing they could write better lines for her.

    • Carmen sacramento #2054626

      I totally agree. Especially after watching Empire, and how fast moving it is. Puts THATHN's to shame. Sorry Tyler Perry, you have to do better. You're like a slow moving soap opera, you can miss a whole week and not miss anything. Even Spanish soaps move faster, miss one day and you miss a lot!!!

    • violet Pacific Northwest #2054640

      I agree. Veronica is being written as an elitist ego centric woman who has no empathy for anyone, including her husband and son. It is appalling to watch her "interact" with others, unconcerned at the affect her lying manipulation has on everyone in her orbit. and.......enough with the delaying tactics Mr. Perry. It's beyond time to let us know who got shot.

    • angel ny #2055598

      I have been on here since the beginning of time complaining about all of these very topics. We are totally talking to ourselves on here...when those ratings drop to zero....THEN AND ONLY THEN will him and Oprah give a fart!

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    • good God good morning sir tee #2054780

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  • Camille psl

    i don't like that you are now stringing the views on we waited for the new season and so far you are taken us on a string 2 weeks and we don't know who got shot?.?.?

  • MJ FL

    I love THATHN, but I am disappointed that, for six months the viewers had to wait, in which I felt was unfair. At the end of the season's finale, someone got shot. So,while we had to wait for six months, the fans were pondering and guessing the character they thought got shot. Now that the show is back from its hiatus, we've seen two episodes and we still don't know who got shot!! Don't you think you have punished us enough for having us wait six months? And now that the show is back, we are clueless as to who was shot. I bet we won't know who got shot until the end of the season . You are going to loose a lot of your audience if this continues. Because we had to wait six months, you could have treated the fans to a two hour episode instead of giving us a measly one hour episode, which is not an hour because of all of those dang commercials! That's all I gotta say for now :-(

    • violet Pacific Northwest #2054643

      I agree - a two hour episode tomkick off the new season would have been wonderful, and it would have shown an appreciation as well as a respect for the viewers. I think right now the show is stalled. Too bad.

    • angel ny #2055599

      Hey MJ!!!! Gurrrrrrrrrrrrrlllllll Can you believe what a mess this is now??? How long have we been on here warning of this very thing!!! This show is about to have the same crappy ratings as love thy neighbor....barely pulling a million viewers! I am totally DVR now....just cant be bothered going to bed furious every Tuesday night fooling around with Tyler and his mess! I am all into Empire!!!! Now THAT is how you bring a night time drama to the people!!!! I don't know what the h*** Tyler and Oprah are doing!!!! They can have fun with each other on this lousy network!!! I'm out!

  • Carla Southaven, Mississippi

    oh man I was screaming at the tv when Veronica was going on to the hotel guy about do you know who I am.... I was like h*** to the NO... you ain't nobody man I can't stand that woman

    • sue #2054477

      I agree...I can't take another minute of that character going on and on about herself. Enough already!

  • Kimberly Los Angeles

    I've been a big fan of the show until this season. We waited months for the season premier and it was a disappointment. I tuned in yesterday hoping the show would return to the juicy night time drama but again I was disappointed. I hope Tyler gets the show back in gear quickly or I will go back to watching Beverly Hills Housewives!!!!

  • lorraine

    Please leave Benny alone! He's trying to be the man of the house and protect his mother and sister! He never WAS a p-nk, just mild-mannered; now he has to be strong to deal w/all the chaos going on! I agree...where is Catherine?? Surely she heard the shot; she can't be dead; I think Amanda shot herself in the bed and no one has checked; Wyatt just looks stupid sitting there drinking and reading Jim's cell phone messages; why didn't he go wake Catherine up when he heard the shot? He didn't do a very good check of the house or the rooms...*someone posted that Wyatt sleeps w/CELINE??? Are you serious? Now WHY would Celine even agree to something like that; she has all the goods on Jim and the whole family! I guess a drunk Wyatt will r-pe her out of vengeance??? GMAB! **Veronica is getting on my last nerve, but she sure slapped Maggie around good! ***The scenes I enjoyed most were the ones bet. Jeffrey and Candace; they clearly 'get' each other and can laugh and have fun together. They are true bff's, but I don't want them romantically involved; I want Jeffrey to be with Landon and have a real relationship, not a bunch of DL nonsense!

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