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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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  • Brittney

    I started out watching the episode when Benny was still asleep. Then I started a new job and became behind. How and Where do I go to watch the episodes?

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  • yonnie Houston, Tx

    I hope its candace mom who finds her alive of course and hopefully they can mend there relationship

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  • Trick Daddy durham NC

    Mann I'm from the mean streets of Durham NC. I have to agree with that chick Tamara. If Candace die I'm 86 out this peace... Let Candace live.. And let that chick turn Jeffrey out!!!! Ducess!!!

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  • LaQuacia Whaley North Charleston, Sc

    you can't Candace of the show cause then Veronica would be the new mean evil one

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  • lorraine

    PLEASE let someone find Candace! I hate that two-faced detective Byron; I hope he toes down w/Jim! I thought Amanda would come out of the room w/her gun and shoot Jim, but I guess she'll wait and get them all together in the same house and do it! Benny's going to be more aggressive this season, not the too-good-to-be-true 'good son'; he's gonna sow some oats, and find out about Candace; Hannah should have told him about his good for nothing father and what he tried to do! Jeffrey should get a wake-up call from having to deal w/this stupid girl! NOW...it was good to see 'Ronica scared for a change! I like Quincy, and I hope he finds Candace before someone else does. I'll bet she's learned her lesson, messing w/Jim! But I hope she gets some revenge on him for what he did to her!

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    • Jessica Jackson,MS #1971341

      I second that

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  • Mr. W WA

    I enjoyed the episode "Vulnerable" except Benny role in the hospital, was that of a spoil Momma boy. When are we going to make the son a Daddy's loving boy? I enjoy the series, keep them coming!

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  • Ramona Roberts Houston, TX

    Tyler, did you kill of Tika or is she still alive? I hope not because she gives it that little twist of bitterness that makes the show just right! I would love to know what is next on the soap opera of deceit, deception, and drama!!

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    • gladys johnson fort benning, ga #1971478

      no candace is gonna survive and get help she gonna go to the hotel whwer david is and get help from the warlock i guess its a gang or something thats what i read on line if he kilss candace off the show goes down hill cause the rest of them are boring as h*** except veronica and david please dont sleep with tha manager she will only bring you down be strong and represent the good black man

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  • Elouise Plainfield, NJ

    I love watching the haves and the have nots, But if you kill Candace (Tika Sumpter) off. You have lost me. !!!

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  • Tamara t Raleigh NC

    I hate that this happened to Candace. If Candace goes down I am no longer watching this show. Everyone boycott this show if Candace dies!!!!!!!!!! Let Candace LIVE....

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    • francine pollar bellwood,il #1971330

      Hey Tyler, I really hope they didn't kill Candace she is the main character. I hope its a trick ..she need to payback..hopefully that happens.I'm mad there is only 3episodes left..this is one of the best TV shows playing right now.come on bring Candace back like u did Benny. ur doing a excellent job Mr.perry

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  • T. Anderson Tampa, fl

    Is Benny and his daddy related in real life.

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    • N Harris Stone Mountain, Ga #1972138

      That'w what I was wondering they looke some much alike!

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  • jon Atlanta

    This show is beyond horrible. It is so bad that cancelling it would not do it justice.

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  • Lana Charlotte, NC

    Quincy...wow!

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    • Bonita Parker #1971576

      WOW is RIGHT!!!!!! I love how he talks and shows no emotion but u can see what he's thinking SO CLEARLY!!!!!

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