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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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  • lorraine

    Candace is getting worse each week! God!!! I'm so sick of her scheming! And now this other little heifer is getting into the act, too! Benny is going to come out the loser in all this! I'm so glad War showed up and caught her trying to talk to Benny; she's such a two-faced wench, she deserves what's coming her way! Good for Hannah for 'finding' money and taking it! The NERVE of Catherine to try to blackmail her into staying...BUT we all know Hannah will go back. And we know that junkie Wyatt is going to o'd' in his house, and maybe others, too! The Cryers are going to lose BOTH children and it's their own fault; the rich have no morals or boundaries, and think everyone can be 'bought'! I do think Benny has a right to sue, but not with Candace involved; he should know by now that every time she gets involved in something, it turns to crap! *I see the social worker is so scared of Candace that she's turning on Hannah, but Hannah's not going to take this lying down. Next week will be full of confrontations! **Veronica is going to get Maggie killed!

    • Cle #2175458

      With Hannah to proclaim being such a Godly woman she's stealing. When you quit your job you can't DEMAND pay then. Even if she did ask her to stay. Rummaging through clothes etc. That was bad on her part. Veronica is heartless.

  • Ernestine J. San Antonio TX

    Getting so good!!! Veronica needs more than just a couple days n jail!!

    • terri cleveland ohio #2175018

      I would like to by all the series were can I buy them please the have and have nots asap

  • DeeDee Cleveland Ohio

    Is the haves and the have nots series coming out on DVD at any time

  • SharonDeneenBrister Irmo south Carolina

    Hey Tyler why not come home longtime my friend Remember with you Love you smile Just prayer to you very sad Tyler nothing see you tomorrow?

    • Sharon Brister Irmo, SC #2174045

      I miss Tyler can't wait for you visit in my house hope to hear not happy about that one love you money just prayer for Tyler

  • juanita hampton fort valley, georgia 31030

    I hope Canduss get her money back and she and her mom come to an understanding and veronica gets what's coming to her do not leave out the g** cop

    • michelle HAHN #2173631

      Juanita you want Veronica to get what is coming to her... But you want Candace to get MONEY BACK THAT DOES NOT BELONG to her. You must of just started watching.


    TUESDAY,will be here tomorrow, I'm not sure if I can wait. Tyler, most of us have our B/P medication and our delivery has been made so we are okay for now. LOL I'm just talking about my neighbours and self. We'll be ready for what you give us I think. May our God Bless you and your family in Jesus name.

  • Shantay Phillips Madison Wisconsin

    You and Madea are the best. Just So creative, always make me laugh and cry. Everything I watch that you have made is wonderful. I am proud of you and I know your mom would be proud of you too. There is nothing negative I can say about you. When I watch the end of your plays it's like you always have a positive message at the end of every show. The main reason I love you is because My Birthday is a Day after yours 09/14/1969. So the way you act is just a Virgo Thang. The seriousness, the jokes, the funny part of you is just the Virgo in you. Keep the world smiling Mr Perry!!! Hopefully one day I will get to meet you in person.

  • Celeste Smith far rockaway n.y

    from what I've seen is a great show. fantastic writer , good actors & actrist. keep doing the darn thing

  • Tina Richmond, Va

    Hello Mr. Perry....what an awesome show. Is Quincy really dead?

  • Toni Richmond, VA

    Hi Mr Perry, I love this show. the only thing that bothers me with this show is Veronica always getting her way. I def dont think she should be killed but all she's done to her husband and son, there should be some type of consequences from her actions. I cant wait til next week and then the season finale.

  • Debbie Oklahoma City,Oklahoma

    I loved the show at first, now to many open story lines!!! I don't like the DA, the weird cop and Wyatt getting immunity for killing people!!!! Why wasn't the situation with Quincy handled any better he should have been caught for all his wrong doing and sent back to jail? if all of these main characters are caught for their crimes the show will have to be surrounded the prison system!!!!

  • Lisa m Hill Memphis tn

    Hi Mr. Perry, I totally love all of you work, as for the have and have nots, I feel that it's time to use Candace son to bring her and her mother closer, I feel that there's enough dama on the show that putting them at peace with each other, will not hurt the show, I'm not saying put them totally on the same page in life, but have a understanding that Candace son, need his mother and grandmother in his life.

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