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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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  • candice Las Vegas

    Candance can't be died!! She go's I go ...

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  • Deleana Johnson Skokie, IL 60076

    I'm not sure that I am so against Candas getting killed although she was A great Character. If she is gone the show would suffer a great loss. However, I think that if she does come back and somehow end up in a hidden hospital some place, her brother should be able to take over and some how be a part of taking down Wyatt's dad!

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  • Joe Daniels Miami

    Love That Tangy Mob Voice! Lol "Down On Your Knee's"! But Seriously Please Tell Me Candice Is Not Dead!

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  • Jones

    Omg is Candice dead? Naw... When will learn that his wife is missing a breast? Who needs to go down is Jim C

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  • Michael Jones Richmond, Va

    Hello Tyler, I really enjoy all of your work but I'm really stunned about Candace. I mean really? ?!! I know it's a drama but this is big hit bro. My wife and I will stay tune. Keep up the good work. Mike, Richmond, Va

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  • Timika Jones

    Hello Mr Perry, I so love this show. It's one of my favorite shows. Please don't let David have an affair. We have enough of that on these other shows playing. Please let him resist her. Also I would love for Jim to pay as well as Wyatt. Enough is enough!!

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  • samya Marshall Houston Texas

    I cannot believe Candace is dead o laawd she was like the main character and I loved her!!!

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    • Jessica Jackson,MS #1971338

      I do agree she was, I hope she isn't really dead

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  • Linwood Petersburg, Virginia

    I do so hope that Candace gets away and becomes the one that has a hand in the Cryer downfall.

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    • Iris Memphis #1971319

      @ Linwood, my exact feelings! Judge Cryder must be stopped!

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    • Jessica Jackson,MS #1971339

      Me too

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  • Linwood Petersburg, Virginia

    I would like to say, that the current direction that the show is going is somewhat disturbing. 1st in the upcoming episode, this girl tries to sleep with Jeffery. I have problems with that, because I want to know, why is it everybody feels that the g** character can be changed? I would really hope that Veronica, Judge Cryer, the police officer trying to cozy up to Hana all get what they deserve. I would also hope that the current story line at least has some resolution before the new season starts. I would also hope that Jeffery finally gets some balls and puts his mother in her place.

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    • Betty Columbia,Maryland #1971426

      @Linwood, Great post, I feel exactly same as you, Jim, Veronica,and black cop who Hannna thinks is her friend all get whats coming to them. I'm hoping that Candace isn't dead, and I hope Hanna, Benny and Candace take them all down. I love this show, but Candace can't die, she's one of the main characters, she's doing a excellent job, I feel so bad for Jeffrey,hope he tells his mom about her hateful self.

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  • Johnny United States

    I love this show and I hope Candice does not get killed off of the show.

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  • dionne

    If Candace. is gone I'm gone. She makes the show interesting

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    • Jessica Jackson,MS #1971340

      I hope she don't get killed of the show, I love her on the show

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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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