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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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  • andrea south a

    hi this show is my new obsession I love Jeffery I don't like Céline I love hanna and Candace

  • Gwendolyn Willis-Robinson Wilmington nc

    Tyler, you have brought daytime television drama to night time and I am so happy you did. Tuesday nights are mine. After my kids are in bed I sit back and watch The Have and the Have Nots with my glass of wine and it just totally makes the rest of my week. It's like reading a great novel that you just can't put down. You are so very talented and I honestly think this is your best project. I love all your work...but I can't say enough about this particular TV drama. Please come check us out here in Wilmington, NC. We're not too far from the ATL. Continued success to you. Much love!

  • Taleur Malachi Smith Memphis,Tn

    Dear , Mr.Perry this has been an awesome sitcom from the very beginning.God has really blessed you with a very creative style of play's,movies,and tv shows.You chose a phenomenal cast to play in this show. I really pray and hope you would make a movie like this. GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS!!!

  • Alice Gsbo

    I have heard so much about the Haves and Have Not, does anyone know where I can watch the episodes at? I would like to start with episode 1 and catch up. Help! I really want to see this so much talked about sitcom.

    • chellie GSO #1929019

      I Love this show so much I can't wait till tonight!!!!!!

    • Kayla GSO #1929031

      If you have Time Warner Cable then the channel number is 173 Oprah Winfrey Network

  • Cameron Seawright Maryland

    Hanna Has faith in God she cant give up know !!!!!!!! She come to far!!!

    • Benny Black behind the partition with Candace #1929098

      Angel you are something else! But for some reason I like you! smh



    • Benny Black With Candace #1929102

      Angel you are something else! I think I like you foe some strange reason

  • Veronica Davis Connecticut

    Hello Mr. Perry.... I was wondering when are you releasing the DVD of all the seasons for the Have and the Have Nots!

  • Renea United States

    I have been watching this show since day one and love it! My favorites are the actresses playing Hanna Young and Candace Young, In my opinion they are the typical mother and daughter and when watching I feel like I know them both. Can't wait for the finale and looking forward to season 3!

  • Unathi Nondanyana South Africa

    Dear Mr T. Perry. As we knew that you never disapointed us. 'The have and the have nots" Is the the best series ever. In South Africa we've just watch the first season. I would like to buy all seasons if i new how to. Please kindly accomodade us South Africans aswell. Its a pity i can't say keep up the good work, because its over the highest standard allready. We are so lucky to live in the same generation with you and Nelson RholihlahlA Mandela. Kind Regards Unathi Nondanyana

    • Betty Thomasville NC #1929896

      I love this. It is surreal, phenomenal. I open my mind and try to get my mind to wrap around your brain to figure out what is going to happen next. My girlfriends and I call each other between commercials and discuss and try to analyze everything. I say....How did you miss that? I'm addicted. Anticpation is worth the wait.............

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  • Brenda roman Spanaway wa.

    Hi Tyler I just love everything you come up with, you are a truly gifted writer, etc,,, you know what you do; I have watched every episode of both seasons. I just wanna say what I think is gonna happen on the show. Katherine is gonna have Benny moved to a private or a better hospital, Hanna is gonna get arrested because, Benny's father is gonna think she moved him. Jeffery isn't gonna do what his mother wants him to do, Veronica is gonna get Candy's baby daddy out of prison, she's gonna tell him that Candy rolled on him and he's gonna come out looking for Candy for revenge. I think if Candy fear anybody it's Quincy. Jeffery is so in love with Wyatt he can't see straight and he's gonna make a move on Wyatt although Wyatt is playing him. I think the detective is gonna develop real feelings for Hanna and I believe Benny is gonna pull through cuz God is able and he's still in the miracle making business. Amanda's craziness is gonna really come out and she might end up in a physic ward for a minute but she will be freed cuz y'all know she can playsane when she wants to, but I think she was stupid to leave that gun behind cuz the professor looked like he's had enough, and I saw vengeance in his eyes. Amanda and the professor are gonna have a show down and Amanda just might succeed in killing the professor cuz his story line is about played out. far as Jim and David I'm kinda stumped! But I wouldn't put it pass Mr.Tyler Perry to kill David off the show just for pure shock value. He knows we the fans wouldn't see that coming. And last but not least Selena is definitely black mailing them for sure, she probaly had Jim's baby and the we are perfect Cryer's" don't want that to come out. Oh Wyatt but is gonna get found out but he probaly want do to much time becuz of who his family is! I'm just guessing . Who think that I'm on the right path? Thanks Tyler for a wonderful show that just keeps us guessing. It's gonna be hard to not have something to watch on Tuesday for a while. Don't stay away to long. I'm praying for patients enough to wait for season THREE!!!! Much continued blessings and success Mr. Perry we love you.

    • calvin connecticut #1928790

      Brenda, I think you have hit everything on the n*** except for David. The show is great but Predictable as you just did!! I simply like the character of Veronica. Everyone's roll is great!!

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