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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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  • 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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  • Delores bell Chicago, IL

    Dear Tyler, How are you, I pray that if when or if you get a change to read this message, I'm a 53 young lady with a child who is struggling trying to keep a roof over our head. I pray that God touched your heart to look down on someone like me. I'm been off work since last year. And I use all of my resources, and don't know what else to do at this point. I had surgery at the beginning of this year about to go back to have a second surgery on my wrist in a couple days. I'm asking and praying that the Lord touch your heart to look down on someone like. I know that God is faithful, and I never seen his seed beg for bread nor forsaken, I know that you are God fearing man. Just want you to know that I'm not begging I'm just a woman that is in need at this point. I mention before about my son is 6 years old, he keep telling me that everything will be ok. I pray that it will be. I know this supposed to be a common on the haves, it is my haves and haves not. I love you Tyler Perry with the love of God.

    • Cassandra Dallas #2140471

      Delores, sorry to hear about the hards times you are going through. We all have some type of problems pray to God for strength to handle whatever come your way, God will NEVER give us more than we can handle. Just because Mr Perry have money why do people think he should give it away. He also went through hard times but he made it and so can you. I pray that everything work out for you.

    • sp chicago #2140530

      are u kidding me ,,goldigger,,begging a**

  • Betty Smith United State

    Tyler I love the show thanks for allow us to see life for what it really is. This is real life story. I wish that Haves and Have Nots would come on everyday. I look forward to see it every Tuesday night.

    • betty chicago #2140534

      real life,sinse when do it take a group of thugs to handle one man,,they don't do that in the hood nowhere..when does person con 7mill out of a person and show up at there house,,,get her head busted and hours later go have sex,,,,sense when do a man gets his house burned down and the target was him and he still wants that woman,,,sense when do a woman live 28 yrs in a house with a mistress that has 2 kids by husband and a affair from the home ,,I don't see this real life...and sense when a person like quincy is throwing people around rooms,,threatening to rape women ,,but don't get to lay one hand on his enemy benny,,real I think not

  • valerie turner michigan

    Please do not let Oscar take all of Candace's money, allow Benny, Hannah and Q Jr. to live well after all J im is a b****** who deserves to lose his money. Allow Oscar to bow out of jis relationship with candace gracefully, so , that she sand her family can live wealthy ever after!

    • lorraine #2139962

      I like that term, 'wealthy ever after'! I agree, I hope she hasn't squandered it all, and I hope the next time she checks her acct., the money's still there! I liked Oscar in the beginning, but some of the comments he's made and the looks he's had, have made me have second thoughts; if he betrays Candace, I hope she shoots him, I really do, b/c she let herself be a vulnerable human being around him, and if he's playing her, she will truly be hurt and NEVER trust anyone again! I do believe someone is going to be shot or killed by season's end and it could be any number of folks: Celine, VERONICA, Q, Oscar, JIM, David, Candace, Maggie, the social worker, but not Benny (he's had his hospital drama) or Hannah. This has been a great season and I'll be sorry to see it end!

    • Candances Money? #2140069

      So y'all want the thief to keep the money? Interesting mindset. Nobody likes Jim, but that is not Candaces money. PLEASE don't let her keep it Tyler!

    • Thebrasta USA #2140162

      Candace has to learn and it appears it will be the hard way to change her evil ways. In Season 1 when Candace talk Benny into taking a loan out on Hanna house b/c she needed money and feared for her life. She was left at the hospital where Benny could hardly recognize her from being beaten. It's time for Candace to hit rock bottom. She needs to lose everything and walk away from the con life. Candace love of money will be the death of her.

    • Evelyn Md #2140237

      Candace is not a saint but her hard life started with Hanna,who treats her like a dog.Money greed or not that family deserved some of that money.If Hanna stops kissing the Cryer's b*** maybe she could see some things.

    • lorraine #2140437

      Why not? Yeah, she 'hooked' for it in the beginning, but then Jim started treating her like a piece of trash (like he does Celine); he got what he wanted from her, so she should get paid! And for him to have her kidnapped and tortured by Mama Rose & her crew, you BET she should get that $$! I hope she manages to put some away for little Q and has a 'cushion' to live on, before Oscar cleans out her account! Jim doesn't need that $$, and Catherine doesn't even appear to notice it's gone!

  • Nate

    During the Candace an Oscar hot tub scene there was a song playing...can anyone tell me the title an artist that wrote this tune please?

  • Liz California

    I too must know the song playing in the background of the HOT TUB SCENE with Candice and Oscar!

    • Nate #2140094

      Season 4 Episode 10....there is the hot tube scene between oscar an candace,the song thats playing in the background is what im searching to find the identity of....any help in finding the title or artist would be greatly appreciated....

  • Pamela from NYC NYC

    Just seen Madea on the run at the Beacon Theatre Sept 4th (first time seeing a Madea Play) it was funnier to see it live; on dvd I usually look at behind the scene and the bloopers, on stage we get add lib, do overs when the audience didn't realize the actor mess up, thanks for coming to NYC. Wishing you continued success. Enjoy your baby as they grow up so quickly. God Bless keep up the good work.

  • Ferris Pujol NewOrleans

    I learned to never question the Lords work Because he is in control! No matter how much it hurts, that's his work! And it will happen! So if he was ready for these two angels let it be said! He has graced us with her beautiful voice and now they had a calling! And he is in control! But: They are now together and will hug n kiss n talk about why they are there! ause we will Neva know! But I do know one thing" I will foreva miss that Song Bird! Shed just melts ur heart God Bless their souls! Cause we know they were not in control! AMEN!

    • Richard a Brooks Chattanooga tenn 37404 #2139843

      would like to send some songs to yur studio

  • Karla California

    I am dying to know what that song was that was playing during the hot tub scene!!! Please tell me, does anyone know???

    • Thebrasta USA #2140153

      Did you ever find out the name of the song and who the artist is that was playing when Candace and Oscar were in the hot tub??? I have been trying to find out the name too but have not had any luck.

  • Annette Waco, Texas

    All I have to say is that I want moreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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