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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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  • Kellee Harper Woods, Michigan

    When Hannah told Candace she could no longer be prayed for I almost cried. I was shocked. Might have been the best scene yet. I love Candace and all of her scandolous ways. I may have not hit my mother back, but I understand her pain. I am real upset that Veronica knows about Quincy, he belongs in that backyard buried. I really was hoping Veronica walked through that door and got shot. It is time for her b*** to get off the show. She is just horrible. Oh yea, and let David and Maggie hookup and be a couple. I just plain out do not like Veronica.

    • Patricia Jackson #2175964

      I agree with you. I don't think Maggie should have even gone to meet Veronica..she knows that Veronica hates her, and why did'nt she let David know that Veronica had called her?

  • Zion Las Vegas, NV

    I enjoy all your work Tyler !! But I do have one problem... You never or should I say your team never got around to releasing the final volumes of House of Payne on DVD! I was kinda thrown off cause I thought it was coming but it didn't !! & you haven't gotten around to releasing any of the other shows! The haves & have nots, for better or worse, if loving you is wrong, and love thy neighbor! I am still waiting for the madea on the run DVD too. Hopefully we'll get that by the release of Madea's Halloween... Please have someone at lionsgate release the DVD's or you release them from your studio maybe? I don't know... I'm just confused as to why the fans get NOTHING .. To be completely honest, the only reason I mainly have cable besides grey's, scandal & HTGAWM is bc of your shows!! And if my DVR doesn't record the show I'm screwed because I have to figure out how I can watch the episode!! I am very dissapointed Tyler......

  • keyonte Orlando, LF

    That last episode had my heart beating like a m********** keep up the good work!!! its getting intense

  • Veronica Columbus, GA

    The mid-season final was awesome. I hope that Wyatt is still alive by some miracle. I wonder what Jeffrey and Candace are going to do now that they know Veronica knows about Quincy. Katherine scared the pants off of the DA . Hannah and Candace broke my heart especially when she slapped her mother back that is something the child should never do you don't ever hit a parent for any reason. Veronica is a evil woman setting Maggie up to go into her house and get shot she is just awful. Looking forward to June 21st when H&HN return can't wait have a nice spring Mr. Perry. Great work keep it up.

  • Paul

    When Hanna told Candace God told her not to pray for her no more - WOW And Candace asking Hanna who prays for her and Hanna said "Jesus Blood!" I will share and remember those lines forever.

    • Patricia Jackson #2175966

      I really can't stand Hanna and her holier than thou attitude..She went to Candace's house, and made people leave, told Candace to shut up in her own house, and then hit her..I wish Candace had hit her like she did the social worker! That may seem hard because she is her mother, but Hanna was wrong, wrong, wrong.. She hates Candace, but she wants her child, she has no place to live, no money, no car, and too proud to stay with Bennie, because Candace bought the house, but she wants Candace to just give her child to her...Hanna is out of control, just like when she ordered grown man Wyatt around in his house...Unreal.

  • lena evans flint,mi.

    Just wanted to comment on the final episode which featured Veronica pouring the chemical luminol all over Candace,s floor and walls to expose Quincy,s blood. Maybe I'm missing something here,but I have never heard of anyone being abl to mix luminol in advance and carry it around in a bottle to later douse it a suspected crime scene. Once mixed I believe that luminol is sprayed onto a suspected crime scene, and that the glowing effects lasts for no more than 30 seconds at most! If I am wrong please accept my appology Mr. Perry!

    • cityoflaurel Maryland #2181974

      this is TV. Everything don't have to make 100% sense.

  • Tina Wisconsin

    I really like the show, but something is truly missing in the writing. The house keeper and her sons are not shown anymore, Candice mother is all over her, to long of story line , Veronica to much over the top. Wyatt all over the place. ( Tyler Perry I love all that you do but if you want this show to continue it's success no offense it needs work. Every friday night ten of my friends and I prepare for a haves and haves not c******* party, we are slowly loosing interest. What is going on.

    • Yvette Los Angeles #2182929

      I agree with Tina, I love the show and you even more Mr. Perry. However, the show is all over the place and no one is happy. And the way black people are portrayed is unreal, at least I've never seen anybody act like War, Ugh it just makes me nausea. And beating up a social worker and she's crooked too. Just to much

  • Betty Whitaker Florida

    Tyler I think you should focus on this show more because it's very intense but too short. I can't stand it when you make us wait for months to continue another episode. I wait, lokk forward to seeeing this show every Tuesday.

  • Wendy Akron Ohio

    Why was this season so short and you should spend more time on the show than all the other ones because this is your best one

  • Samuel Rucker-Briggs Milwaukee, Wi

    I would like to say this is by far the best show I like to watch on Tv. Being an aspiring actor, it motivates me to work harder towards my dreams so I can be on a Tyler Perry Production one day.

  • Glenda Champaign il

    I somehow forgot to record the season finale!!!!!! Is there any where for me to be able to watch episode?. 03/15/2016

    • anonymous #2175276

      If you have cable whatever cable provider may have a tv app just download the app and see if the have the episode there.

    • Annie #2175287

      they usually show it again on Friday evening. If not try cable on demand. I have Verizon Fios and it is on demand

    • Jim C whiteville nc #2175364

      Go to and click videos at the top then you can find it thereand watch free

    • Jim C whiteville nc #2175366

      Search ventlyfe on google then go to the ventlyfe website and click videos. U can watch it there free

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  • Nookie Shreveport

    Personally I like Veronica It's crazy but I do and I think Hannah should forgive wyatt and help Catherine but at da same time Wyatt is gonna pay 4 what he did and Jim needs 2 rot in Jail and Candace needs 2 apologize 2 her mom

    • Cle Richmond #2175453

      Hannah finally got it back. I'm one to respect your parents but she takes it to the extreme. Always in her face. Never giving benefit of doubt. That slap deserved one back. Hannah wanted to keep going at her, while Candace was sitting down.

    • Lena Evans Flint,Mi. #2180326

      I agree with you Nookie ! No Veronica or Hannah for that matter, no show. People complain about Hannah 's character being too holier than thou but think about how strange the show would be if no one in it had any sense of whats right and wrong or no sense of morality. Could we really take watching people behave only evil all of the time!

    • Chocolatechild Hampton, Virginia #2190374

      Nookie, Nookie, Nookie, PLEASE STOP THE MADDNESS!!! What makes you think Jim needs to rot in jail? He has done no more wrong than Veronica, David or Kathryn has. Yes he is guilty of being a Rake (which is a male whore) and yes he is scandalous but none of that is a crime--a sin yes :) but a crime no. He is guilty of just trying to help and protect his childten. If Jim goes down then a lot more people will go down with him. And why do you think that ole sinful Hannah gets a walking pass, did you see the last episode she had no right to talk to Katheryn the way she did, and then going over to their house bossing Wyatt around and putting that girl out of there before she got her money ($500.00) I don't blame Wyatt if he wants to be starke naked in his own home he can, it is not her house--she doesn't pay any bills there she is just the maid that has lost her mind stealing $900.00 in lose pocket change:)! Wyatt should have made her give him some NOOKIE (hahaha) And Candy should have given Hannah the same beat-down that she and her high yellow running partner gave that ole nappy headed social worker; I bet Hannah will think twice before she try to meddle in somebody else life again and any one that is grown up enough to hit anyone especially an adult child should have an A** big enough to cover the check that they just wrote. Now you can take that to the bank!!!!

The Haves and The Have Nots - Tuesdays at 9/8c on OWN