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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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  • Renee

    I have told everyone in my family and my job in the past to watch The Haves and the Have Nots and now they are all complaining to me about the same thing that I am getting ready to complain about. Tyler, you can't hold people’s interest when stuff is dragged out too long! Last season, we waited the entire season for Benny to wake up. Now we have gone through two episodes and we don’t know who was shot yet. The program is still in the same night and haven’t even made it to the next morning yet. We were supposed to see that immediately after waiting 6-7 months for the premiere. Let's get moving please. Thanks.

    • Tracey #2054177

      I agree with you Renee. I applaud Tyler for giving other unknown, or less known actors and actresses jobs, but a lot of the ones on this show are just awful. The pauses, stares, unnecessary conversations, are getting ridiculous. For instance, " Harrington, with an H? ". Why was this in the script? That was the dumbest question, especially, when I don't recall Benny being portrayed as illiterate. Then you have Veronica jumping on this woman instead of handling herself like a classy lady that she is supposed to portray. She should of approached her and her husband with a mouthful like, Olivia from Scandal, and then walked away. Cat fighting like she was in high school was ridiculous. Where is Amanda, Mrs. Cryer, the maid, and the professor? At the yard party, it was mentioned that the whole Benny ordeal had only been like a few weeks ( I believe).....seemed like months ! If that's the case, why would the little girls father be at the party celebrating so soon. The dates, and time frame of these scenes and events seem off and not believeable.

    • Tracey #2054178

      I meant grandfather

    • Valencia Mississippi #2054341

      So What????

    • angel NY #2055603

      Hanna on this episode was wearing that same pink top and flowered shirt that she had on when Candace told her and Benny that her baby was dead! So you are absolutely right when you say these storylines are not thought out and ridiculous!!! WHO FINDS OUT THEIR GRANDCHILD IS DEAD IN THE AFTERNOON AND HAS A GHETTO YARD PARTY, DANCING, GRINDING, AND DRINKING HOURS LATER!!!!!! COME ON TYLER!!!!

  • Tee RVA

    I see you have the show so far on the same day and night. So we have not gotten to see but Wyatt so Katherine is yet asleep so when morning come will we see Amanda dead. After waiting 6 mos I am disappointed TP. I did not watch If Loving You Is Wrong as I had just wanted to watch HAHN. I want Hannah to have a love interest in Byron. They make a cute couple and there is some chemistry between the two. Benny needs to take a chill pill. I like the old Benny better. Benny need to cut Mom a break. Hannah can take care of her self and her man if she ever get one. I hope the third week will give me more of what I want to see.

  • Faith Williams ohio

    I have been disappointed in the first two episodes you seem to be making like no time is passing move the days along like it is real time. Why hasnt tp at least revealed who may have been shot. He also has hanna going back to work and she is still up at two thirty in the morning and the previews show her fighting off the man in her bed your nights are stretching out to be too long. Hoping it gets better for instance you have hanna

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  • Mel NC

    To all you haters out there, guess your mama never taught you... "that if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." While ignoring this logic makes sense in life-and-death situations, it's just plain rude when its not. TP and the cast are hard working and doing their best to entertain. if you don't care for the show, don't watch it. It's that simple.

    • Mia United States #2054158

      hey Mel... who's hating people can say what they want about whats going on with the show or the fact that they may not like where a story is headed.. but you do have a point.. if they don't like it.. then move on... tv seems to be 99.9% white and I myself have to have at least one black person in the cast.. IN THE MAIN CAST.. for me to watch...a show except for that reality tv crap.. these networks will never get me to watch that crap..

    • Carmen Sacramento #2054637

      It's not that people don't want to watch ok. We just would like the show to speed up. The commercials keep promising EXPOSIVE, but so far NADA!!!

    • ANGEL NY #2055605

      What an absolutely ridiculous comment! You do realize that this is America and there is freedom of speech and freedom to express opinions that differ from yours.....????? The show sucks...and we have every right to be on here saying whatever we want to! Deal with it!

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  • Andrea Georgia

    So Katheryn Cryer is gone? She's the one missing?

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    • Rae MO #2054393

      Some of you guys are right. TP is wrong for making us wait even longer. And one comment I read when someone said we probably wont know who got shot until the finale. That's just a "PLOY" to keep us watching for the ratings to go up! If you think about it, he's actually quite clever to make us keep watching. I think the maid(Celine) is the one that got shot?????? I dont know why....I just do? Maybe TP hasn't figured out yet who???? Maybe he and the other team of writers are still writing????

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      He is not clever at all....he is loosing his entire audience. Watch the ratings go down, down, down, down.......

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  • Ms. Tiffy Illinois

    wondering is there a place to watch an encore online for this season (2015)? Are reruns only played the day a new show is to be aired?

  • Mother of two

    loving the new season but when will we find out who got shot getting irritated

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