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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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  • Lisa Milwaukee

    This show is so good. I think you have to understand the way Tyler Perry thinks to actually understand where he is coming from when writing this show. He truly shows both sides of the tracks. If you know anything about Tyler Perry, he has seen both sides, all to well. I live for Tuesday nights. This is one of the BEST shows written in a long long time.

  • Evelyn Fernamdez new york city

    the acting almost had me not watch the show....but the story was good. Please Tyler go a bit faster. They act like its a broadway play and they are waiting for the audiences reaction after every line.I like the show very much.

  • Susan Woodard Shreveport Louisiana

    Mr. Perry where can I buy The Haves and Have Nots TV series? And are you planning on having another TV show on digital TV channels.

  • Just Texas

    Where do I watch the beginning episodes of season 4? The earliest showing on demand through Comcast was episode 6, and I can't find any place to find the earlier shows online or elsewhere. Thanks in advance for your your assistance.

  • Lee Rochester NY

    Love your shows, they are very entertaining. You have done something very few can accomplish... you are bringing people together and giving us all a voice. God Bless you Tyler, you're dynamic!

  • nina new jersey

    I think this show has the "best worst acting". Good plots, acting a bit theatrical, but I would like to see a cliffhanger with a bit more "WTF" and will leave you really hanging onto your seat. Also, please let somebody check Veronica. Hell, even JR Ewing, Alexis Carrington, got checked, not that it stopped them from being villianeous, but really. I'm still a fan and would love to sit in on a script writing, I have some ideas for you.

  • Dee ny

    I think they all should take an acting course especial Benny, the acting is horrible. Although some have had previous acting role they all are horrible actors.

    • LiLi B #2142774

      I think "Benny" is coming into his own as an actor....PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!!

  • LaJune Euclid Ohio

    I wanted to know if u r tone with our face book club on this show we have all became friends and I want to know if u have considered having a outing with all your fans coming together as we have on Facebook we has said that u have got so many people together chatting every week and we have even joked about going to your rehab clinics for 'recovery waiting for the return just a taught because we truly have bonded and just wanted to know if u even know of our face book club thank.u for bringing so many friends together nation wide. We r all now nee friends near of u. Thank u again fan for life

  • eric klein islandia, n.y.

    I feel you need a disabled character in a wheelchair related to Veronica,or any the harringtons or cryer's.

  • sp chicago

    I think you all are wrong,,when tyler is finally tired and ready to retire,,,kaTHERINE CANCER WILL ,come back,,she already made a recording that her kids get her money and not ,,jim...I bet she lost her child by jim,,,,remember when jim said..... that's his daughter,,and I bet wyyatt isn't hers either,,and Hanna will end up w** the money and estate,,,thats what have and havenots is,,poor people getting rich and rich loosing everything,,celine was with him for 28yrs and I bet more came with that than 2 kids,,i think Katherine loved him through all those kids he made that wasn't hers,,28 yrs is long time to have a affair and it started the moment they got married,,wyhatt is suppose to be the oldest boy what 27 ,28,,get the pic...

    • kandis NC #2142379

      You need to go back and watch the episode "A Talk With Jim" Jim apologizes to Katheryn about not being there for her and their kids and they specifically talk about the day Katheryn GAVE BIRTH TO AMANDA and Jim couldn't be found to take Katheryn to the hospital because he was shacked up somewhere with Celine. AND after Wyatt's hit and run they were arguing about Wyatt being an alcoholic like Katheryn's father. Also in the first season before Katheryn's surgery she tells Hannah that she was pregnant with Wyatt when they got married.

    • SP CHICAGO #2142596

      NO ,,Katherine was pregnant and yes jim was with celine,,but she named no child,,i did see the clip when jim said ,,Amanda was his child.. I bet Amanda or wyhatt is not katherines,,celine is holding another secret that has to do with those kids..

  • Ronnie Thibodaux, LA

    Great job, and love that you are putting today's problems into the script. Keep keeping it real and from the heart. Don't write Jim off the show. If he gets shot make it kind of like a who shot J R Ewing thing from Dallas.

  • La Cali

    I meant who's the singer/song playing during the hot tub SCENE?

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