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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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  • Jarvis Youngblood Richmond, ca

    I love Tyler Perry and The Haves and have Nots. Omg Jeffrey is my favorite character and gives me nothing but life! Its my dream to work on that set one day. How can I apply as an extra. Any information would much appreciated. Thank you God bless.

  • Shanieka Mosley Grand Rapids, Michigan

    It is my personal opinion that the show was well put together. After scrolling through some of the comments I began to "feel some type of way". I don't know why people would have a problem with the way in which the show was scripted. I think that your thought process in regards to this show was exactly what the world had been waiting on. I can agree that the show is comparable to that of a soap opera. However, I do feel as though it is the best soap opera that has come out. I also like the fact that you deal with real life issues. Those not liking the show are entitled to their own opinions but sometimes people need to keep their negative comments at bay. I would hope that criticism of this nature pushes you even harder/closer to your ultimate goals in all that you have worked for. May the Higher Power continue to bless you in all that you do.

  • bob santa fe

    missed last show, how can i fond it? will it be shown again on own? loved and can't believe i missed the final!

  • Simone Toronto, ON

    When will the next season of "the haves and the have nots" start? I am eagerly awaiting as I am truly desperate for it to start!! The finale left me on the edge of my seat yearning for more!!

    • Colby #2099083

      The have and the have-nots comes back on June 30

  • Sondra R Houston, TX

    I LOVE, LOVE this show. I have read some previous comments. TP does not promote homosexuality, hookers, he writes about them. I guess people think he promotes a gun toting grandma that does things Madea (HELL YEA) does. Lets face it, he is a genius. There has not been ANYTHING that he has written, played in, directed that I dislike. Look where he came from! He'll he was sleeping in in car. You say he only promotes black actors. I say SOMEONE needs to. You say he is an advocate for gays? I say it is STILL needed. I am a white, married woman with children, who when I feel they are old enough, plan to share all of Mr. Perry's films with

  • Detra Memphis, TN

    I am looking forward to the new season of the Have and Have Nots. When does the new season start?



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    • Lisa Plaisted Hartly,De #2095909

      Hello I like the show some but I like to meet John someday cause I'm a big fan of his

  • Pamela Boyden southern, Maine

    This program is only 1, of which I watch. I don't care for all the reviewing, every time it is on. The hour goes quickly enough, without the very long review

  • Anthony Angrywolf

    Cancel this!

  • Sharmel Gray Winston salem

    Tyler when do you plan to put your tv shows on DVDs so we can have them on DVD to watch and I don't understand why we have to wait til jan to see the have and the have nots. I keep looking for the have and the have nots and for better or worse to come out on dvd

  • Willa VA

    Is there anywhere that the full episodes of all the seasons is available for purchase or streaming? Please help.

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