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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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  • diane pennsylvania

    the show has changed since it's inception. I'm not satisfied with this season at all. folks have stopped watching. To drastically change the character of Veronica is so dumb. A high powered attorney, seeking affection from a man young enough to be her son is not cool at all. Her character is a s*** in every sense of the word. Tyler Perry profess to be a religious man. So I'm surprised at the sex content in this show, as well as the other one "If Loving You Is Wrong". All these shows have the same plots and they are getting very old.

  • Stacy J. Baton Rouge, LA

    Mr. Perry, this show is the best of all of your shows. Have you thought about making it a daily show? Your fans will love it!!!

  • Faye Mulligan Greenville, SC

    This is what I want to happen: I would love to see Catherine and Jim fall in love all over again or for the first time and really become true partners in life. I would love to see them join forces and do good in this journey called life. I would like to see David and Veronica divorce and David to stop being such a whimp. He would make a good governor. Eventually, I would like to see Wyatt be charged for his crimes but get a small sentence due to the fact he was high on drugs at the time. I would like for Quincy to be killed by Candice. The money Candice took from Jim will have to be returned with Oscar's help. Candice and Oscar should get married and have more children. The threads for Hannah, Benny, the Welfare workers, Veronica, Wyatt, Maggy, Celine, and everyone else are still being spun Mr. Perry. I am a good writer, but so are you.

    • sp chicago #2140457

      it wouldn't be a soap opera with your way and his ratings would go down

  • sheila chicago

    tyler is not letting Katherine show her ownership of her money,,you mean to tell us 7mill walked out of a account and Katherine wont investigate where it went,,,shesays when money is gone they contact her email...and what the h*** was that with jim on Maggie,,he hasn't learned a thing,,i don't get his role,,he cares about his sons rape,,hes plying games with celine,,being the governoe he could care less ,,but sexis his no..1 thing..and he does care for veline to lay there andhave 2 kids and live like that for 28 yrs,,Katherine role is just plain stupid,,she accepts anything and got so much power...why,,,,and use that power on stupid stuff,,ok your son was raped ,,cuz of veronica ,,lets see what she do...this woman works with judges ,,doing something to veronica would be no problem...

  • Martha NC

    I hate to see the season end for the HAHN's! I have a feeling that either Quincy, or Oscar will die at the end of the season....I don't want Bennie to kill Quincy, but someone needs to. I want David to remain and show how baaaaaad that he can be. I cannot stand Maggie Day, Veronica should have one of the thugs that she knows to kill her off. Also, I am tired of Celine and her boys and also the girl who is pregnant by Jeffrey. Let it be someone who is not a main character who will die this season. We need all the main characters to stay alive and keep it exciting! It sure would be great to see Katherine get a life of fun and pay Jim back for what he has put her through. I don't want the Cryer's to lose another child, so Wyatt needs to remain.

    • lorraine #2140435

      I'm definitely sick of Q! It's past time for him to go!!! He's a sadistic b-stard who doesn't deserve to be a parent! I actually hope the social worker called the cops and they pick his b*** up outside the hospital and take him back to prison; NO WAY do I want him to come back and traumatize that poor little boy again! I don't want Benny to kill Q b/c then VERONICA will have to defend him and he needs to let that alone! Maybe Veronica will kill Q herself, if he spills the beans on her getting him out of prison in the first place! NOW...as for Oscar, once again he asked Candace to give him his $$ back; I'm pretty sure now that while he may be rich, he initially used his own $$ to seduce her; now he's using JIM'S $$ (the 500k), and he knows Jim wants his $ back when the job is done and he better have it! I keep saying, if he betrays her, SHE might end up shooting HIM! *Boy, I'd love to see Hannah take Veronica to the woodshed and kick her *ss good! She's such a smug wench, I can't wait for someone to take her down!

  • LarryC Washington, DC

    I love Veronica Harrington she is amazing! Please don't let anything happen to her...she makes the show.

  • Sharon Brister Irmo ,sc

    Good night All time my favorite Tyler Perry keep cool I am deaf hard not helps Learn showtv l Love Tyler very nice for you kiss smile

  • Ann. Bennett St. Petersburg fla

    Tyler perry you are awsome,what a storyline ,l am on the edge of seat for the last few weeks,this babyboomer turn 70 last week just loving this show,you have a gift keep on dong what you do,also I love hattie she is so funny.

  • Tish Texas

    Tyler I love all of your shows and your plays, But The Haves and The Have Nots is my favorite show of them all. I can't wait until it comes on tonight. Everyone knows don't call me when this show is on because the volume is off. Keep up the great work Tyler.

  • Malinda Dallas, Texas

    Who plays Oscar?

  • Vivian

    If you can get her, I think Ms. Diahann Carroll should play Veronica's mother. We know she would come in and shut all of them down:-).

    • sp chicago #2140529

      not really diane is soft andveronicaneeds someone harder over her..obvious she had some sort of abuse in her past,someone like Monique,,,,a ruff person would be perfect

    • Shining Light MD #2143721

      You're right, Diane is very soft, but still so very beautiful. However, Ms. Cicely Tyson would shut all of this down in a heartbeat. This includes Jim, Wyatt, Jeffrey, Hannah's cursing, and there'd be no Quincy. Ms. Cicely don't play. Better yet, Madea would be ideal... err' body would get in line; and with a quick quickness for sure.

  • Toni Grand Prairie, Texas

    Hi Mr. Perry, I truly enjoy your movies, plays and the Haves and the Have Nots. My questions are: What happened to Celine's husband and is there a possibility that Wyatt is Celine's son? I was just thinking about how she reacted to the way he treated her. Plus, each month she always came to Jim with a certain amount she wanted from him. Also, I just remembered David talking to his mother in law...will she.be making a surprise visit to deal with Veronica?

    • sp chicago #2140419

      well when wyhatt was ontop of celine it didn't look like mother son..for some reason Katherine just don't put enough in to say those are her kids,,,28 yrs of cheating and 2 kids with the maid,,,,,celine was more to him than the maid,,i can see one birth but 2,,,its just something more to Katherine role to have your mistress in the same house for that long,,,and you go Maggie about to work on david as governor..now hanah is forced to move in with benny and quincy got the address now..,,candance dropping her guard and Oscar is going to get her,,

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