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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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  • Annie Slaton Washington DC

    Loved last night but not happy with Candace slapping her mother. Cannot wait until June. It would be fun to see Jim get all of Candace properties.

    • Tina Meredith Mississippi #2175213

      I was not happy seeing Hannah charging in her house and forcing her son to move out the way and slapping Candace and then threaten to kill her. I don't blame Candace for slapping her back because Hannah went too far into territory she wasn't suppose to cross.I don't like to people disrespect their parents but there are boundaries. You can't whip an adult like 5 year old and you can't just charge in their house and demand answers and threaten them whether they are your child or not your child. That grown woman Candace could choose to get a restraining order against her if she wanted to or have her arrested or both. Hannah didn't let Candace know that she was coming over. First of all if you know a person very well whether you related or not related, you are so suppose to call or text people asking them you need to come over and talk. I have heard and seen too many grown people's parents cross the line in the state of Mississippi. Parents need to know when their child is grown and out of their own especially when they got their own house or place not to trespass, not threaten, not to physically assault, and harm. I don't mean no harm to say this but I've seen too many people in the old generations so manipulative over young generation especially when they grown. It's good to learn wisdom from the older generation but when it is force or the wrong medicine is given; there's more harm done than good that lead to ashes and bones. I admire that Hannah has a relationship with God;but she needs to be a better steward and shine brighter. She need to take a much deeper look at how she reaching Candace and why isn't she reaching her where she's at. She needs to learn how to speak her daughter's language ; I' m not talking about the negative language. Hannah needs to learn how to speak the positives side of Candace language. Candace is not an all evil person; she's human. I would love to see Candace and her mom sharing long good laugh of funny stories and I would love to learn about the positives sides of what they have in common. I admire Tyler Perry's writing because he informs and persuades what is needed to be discuss and what is needed to be discuss more that you don't see or hear on other shows and movies and he has a good dialogue. He don't just sweep things under rug. He shows things for what they truly are and come clean with it.

    • Shirley #2175231

      Candice has been evil and conniving since day one. Hannah needs to let go and let her and Benny fall on their own. They will lose everything. Hannah just needs to keep an eye out for lil Q from afar.

    • Nookie shrev2 #2175249

      I agree Mrs.Shirley

    • wilhelmina zeigler Sacramento, CA #2175278

      I agree with you Tina. Hannah crossed the line when she barged into Candace's house slapped and threaten to kill her . It saddens me that Hannah's role of a Christian on the show is far from the saints of God and reflects more like children of the world. Love is patient, love is kind, love is not boastful, nor does love keep records of wrongdoing. I see more reflection of the Love of God in Candace than in Hannah. Although it is on the shadey side Candace still tries to look out finanically for her mother, got a car for her so she wouldn't have to stand in the rain waiting for a bus, and her brother Bennie who she purchased a house for and his own business.

    • Tina Meredith Mississippi #2175304


    • monique charlotte #2175504

      i agree with this message

    • Dominique lashay yancey 2700 felicity drive Cincinnati, Ohio #2180884

      I think hannah had the right to slap candace and tell all the people that was in her house.

  • Joni GA

    Tyler what is wrong with you? God has blessed you, given you a platform an opportunity to bring praises to His Holy name and glorify Him! Also to expose the workers of inquity! Don't join them, wake up shine do what is right in GOD sight! Read 1 Peter 2:9 and 2 Cor 6:15-18 Love you darling and I'll do you no harm! Peace

  • Cheryl new york

    Mr.Tyler your the best!!!! I have to admit that I am losing interest due to the Veronica situation. She should have been gone long ago.

    • calvin Connecticut #2175176

      Are you kidding,? Veronica is the Black Joan Collins---She makes the show!!!

  • Martin White Dosoto TX USA

    Who is the actress that plays social worker.

  • Jhoqualia Shantese Morris Macon georgia

    All I want to know is when Season 6 date is?

    • Lena Evans Flint,Mi. #2175151

      I hear that we have to wait until June 21,2016 for season 6 of The Haves And The Have Nots to return. Thats only 3 months away! I'll just have to keep real busy till then.

  • Alice Bartlett St Louis MO

    All I have to say is that this show keeps me on edge. It keeps me guessing and wondering. I like that because you never know what you're going to get. Thanks Mr. Perry.

  • lorraine

    It's time for Veronica to get hers! Yes, she's a slick lawyer and knows all the tricks, but I'm just sick of her running over people to get her way! LOVE seeing Candace shaking in her boots; I hope War really gets even w/her...I know Jim will! The D.A. thought she was slick, but now she's running scared, too! Benny is going to end up losing everything b/c of his conniving sister! Hannah should stop trying to 'save' Candace; you can't save someone who doesn't want to be saved. And of course she'll go back to work for the Cryers, even after all that's happened. David is getting on my nerves trying to save Veronica, who doesn't even care about him anymore! Maggie will suspect a set-up and not go in and dude will get caught! I just want Catherine to find out that her good 'friend' Veronica had her son raped in prison...let's see how that turns out! Wyatt should be dead; if they have him survive, it'll be fake. He o'd' big time! It would serve the Cryers right to lose both children!

  • Terazzah M. Z Pensacola, FL

    It's me again, I can't wait for the next installment of the HAVE AND HAVE NOTS.. When will the next season be?

  • Betty

    Is the have and have nots coming out on dvd anytime soon?

  • Jaye Rich Clearwater Florida

    Tyler Perry is the smartest man ever I mean the hav and have nots is one of my favorite shows when it comes to drama. I cannot wait until june 21st to see what happens but veronica needs to be put behind bars and roughed up a bit she needs to be reminded of where she comes from. Candance needs to redo her entire floor and walls before jeffrey end up miserable for the rest of his life. I really think david should be with maggie and let veronica suffer she has caused soo much pain. Wyatt poor wyatt well let's see tyler will save him and bring him back, he will let mrs. cryer have her way with jennifer and the show is going to be sooo goood. Mr. Perry please please make it so dramatic we are all on the edge of our seats.

  • Sdw Florida

    Since there are very few daily soap operas on the networks anymore, I wish HAHN came on every day during the day on OWN. I know you'd have a huge audience and daily DVR watchers as well. Tyler, please make this a daily show if you can....Love this show so much....WOW!!!

  • Sharon SYLACAUGA , Al

    Wonderful job on have and have nots!!!!!!

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