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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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  • ChiTown Viewer Chicago, IL

    I've been watching this show from the beginning, however, after the last two shows, I am starting to lose interest. Candace part is getting a little overbearing. The DA has too much power... no attorney has that much power, as well as the lack of professionalism she displays. I believe the show is losing it's purpose. I'm trying to be supportive, but it becoming harder and harder to watch. My husband who also enjoyed watching with me, said he's done... too fake. What happen Tyler... did the baby cause you too lose interest in your fans. I trying to be supportive.

    • Rosa #2171536

      Everything you said is TRUE and to the POINT!

  • Keith Laguna Niguel, California

    My retired parents got me started watching this show. All they do now is watch television and this is their favorite show. From the way they talked about it I have started watching it too and I like it as well. It's a very good drama.


    Tyler love your show. Hanna needs to grow up and realize she can"t afford it. What mother lets a child suffer like that before taking them to the hospital. Dumb! Move into Bennys house It"s about time Candace got her comeuppance. Jeffery should have called the cops. It"s black on black crime the police would have believed a law abiding black citizen. Candace your not a lawyer . Come on Tyler you can do better.

  • Annie Slaton Washington DC

    I hated last night Candace beating up a social worker A government employee. She did not ask about her son who is in the hospital. She is getting away with so much and she need to go to jail. She is becoming too painful to watch.

  • Joan Garcia Brooklyn, NY

    I loved the show at first. Now I am just disappointed that the characters who do all the hateful things, while bullying people, continue to get away with it. So, I lost interest in a show with no redeeming characters, except Hanna. It has become painful to watch.

    • calvin #2170024

      Getting too Ghetto!!! Really going downhill!!! Candace getting away with taking money and she's looking for Oscar when the money wasn't really hers. Last night was just awful

    • lorraine #2170073

      Calvin, $50k of that $$ WAS hers! She was going to let Oscar 'invest' it for her, but he told her it was a nice start, but not nearly enough! The remaining 3.5 mil he took, ALONG W/HER $50k...that's why she's really mad; he took the $$ she earned being an 'escort'! At this point, I'm through w/Candace; she won't see a dime of anything! After she and that two-bit heifer beat up the social worker FOR DOING HER JOB, I hope she goes to jail and loses little Q permanently; she's an unfit mother who didn't have time to be bothered w/her son; instead, all she does is plot and scheme to get $$! Instead of killing her, War ought to whip her lying butt! Right now, he's using her like she used him! And I'm pretty sure Benny isn't scared of War any more than he was Quincy! I don't want the two of them fighting over Candace's lying ways! Let her take the consequences on her own! *And Hannah needs to stop w/all the Bible spouting, and get back to Benny's house! Her and Catherine's friendship is about to blow up!

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  • Hope Champion Orlando, FL

    Maggie is PG. Candace is crazy

    • nadine Durkin #2172640

      Oh yes one more thing I already wrote kind of a bad review of the last 2 years but why does this DA all of a sudden love David? They said last season or the one before she had an affair with Jim years ago. did I miss something? Also agree with those who say why does David care what happens to Veronica? she an awful ,awful person who kind of deserves anything she gets.

  • Susan Oregon

    Story is okay...acting is so horrible i can hardly watch it!

  • Quentin

    Y'all hold on tight. It's bout to go down, Tyler you ain't playing. I can't believe it. Also what do you mean there's only 3 epsiodes left? I felt like the show just came back on, please don't do me like this!!! This show is the best!!!

  • lorraine

    Good for Benny! He's not scared of David, and he's right; Veronica came on to HIM, not the other way around! So now we know that the girl who sold Benny the car is an 'escort' like Candace; that's why she's w/the social worker...to get information and set her up! *Lord, please get rid of Quita w/her country @ss! Just listening to her makes me mad! **So Veronica has a hit out on Jim, too!! This is hysterical, they're both trying to cancel each other out! There are just too many plots going on. ***Oh, no she didn't!! Candace slapped the social worker; I hope that woman punches her in the face! Candace is a real b-tch; she and that girl are going to double-team that woman, but I hope she gets some good licks in, and then PRESSES CHARGES AGAINST CANDACE, GETS HER ARRESTED, AND SHE NEVER GETS TO SEE Q AGAIN!! ****Hannah should be @the hospital looking after little Q instead of being @the Cryers, when neither one of them are home!

    • Bronzebaby Pittsburgh #2170004

      Girl, she aint gettin no licks in lol. She ain't even trying to fight back. She's acting like candy and her girl are men with guns. Fight back chick!

  • Jan Tulsa, OK

    I recently downgraded my DIrect TV package due to economic reasons. Now I can't get Haves and Have Nots on TV. Can stream thru TV so I can watch on Smart TV. I have missed the last 2 episodes because I am not sure how to do this. Or at least if I could watch on tablet.

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  • vanessa Elsey-Taylor Connecticut

    I don't care what anyone says - Ye3s it is a soap opera,, but thank you Tyler Perry for making it, and thank you Opera for airing it! If yu don't want to watch t, then don't - There are plenty other channels you can watch.