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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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  • Leatha

    I don't like the way you got Candice mother going after her and the way you let David let Ocsar take her money. That don't make sense to me.

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    • Madeline Monroe Twp. NJ #2144831

      I loved how this season ended. Tyler I was one of those people that wanted Oscar to be the love of Candace life, but you had something better for us. People always on Candace but you show us two different men one who taunted her Oscar the last night what a acting job he did he became a repulsive human being who lack compassion. and Quincy a thug that wanted to take her life but with the help of Jeffrey they both defended their lives and save each other. My the Cryers and the Harringtons did not look like happy campers. I can not wait for David to find out that there is a picture of his wife having sex with Candace's 23 year old brother. Just think he had the nerve to ask Oscar/ Brandon about the sex with Candace. Ha Ha. I hope we see Melissa and Jeffrey's story come center stage next season I wonder how she will feel about the Harringtons once the luster comes off. c

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    • Aaron Illinois #2152827

      My favorite character. Is Katherine ahe is very tuff i think the show should let her use her fathers influence to get her out of this current situation. From what i gathered her dad had a lot of money and power. So why doesnt she use that. Also would like to see ger put veronica in her place.. Especially when she finds out what she had done to Wyatt

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  • fb

    I am a newbie to this series. I was wondering if there is a way to watch previous seasons maybe at another time, channel, or online. Please let me know so I can catch up. Much appreciated.

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    • Susi Winby #2144609

      If you have cable (Comcast) you can watch the last 4 episodes on Xfinity!

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    • Donita Philly #2145312

      On Mr World Premier ... Right after it goes off!! All the shows on that site

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    • madeline Monroe Twp. NJ #2146525

      You can see parts of the HAHN on u-tube. I missed maybe two shows and was able to put it together from the u-tube excerpts. I am still confused about the 50,000 that Oscar spoke about my daughter said that in the beginning he loaned Candace that before they took that trip to New York, if that is so now I understand why he was upset with her when he could not get her to invest that money. H*** he stood to get over 2 million dollars if he was able to get to that 7.4 million dollars in the beginning. He receive 30 percent of everything he was able to get back. I had hope he was going get her to give the money back and they made of go of their relationship, but we the viewer had to remember is that romance lasted only a week or so but we watch them for two seasons. Oscar and Quincy did some really good acting. They got my emotions up. They were real good. Candace and Jeffrey was very good in the last night. She tried to stab Quincy and she did not have the strength because she was a woman. Jeffrey when he got that knife every time he plunge that knife into Quincy my mind sent me back to the night when he told his parents that he was gay. I kept on hearing him say I am a man I just happen to be gay.

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  • Sharon Brister Irmo, sc

    I Love you always Tyler Perry is very good Longtime ago l Remember with you never see you God know in water Jesus you , I am deaf cool it

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  • Sandra Gibbs Owasso, Oklahoma

    I absolutely positively LOVE The Haves and the Have Nots! I am sad about Oscar but I did have a feeling he was hired to get the money back. I really liked Oscar and he played his part with finesse! I am looking forward to watching Season 6. This is the ONLY show that me and my husband watch together. The actors are great and I am in love with the JUDGE CRYER!! I LOVE HIS STANDARD LINE --- I CAN HANDLE IT! Can't wait for the next season.

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  • Shayne S.

    Season Finale shook the house! Everything came out in the open What's next for Candace and Jeffrey? Until next year peace out!

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  • Ruth Baum NC

    I first came across this show in 2012 0r 2013. I was surfing through channels and came across THAHN. I thought I would watch and see what it was about. I was instantly hooked! What an explosive, mind blowing show it is! Tyler Perry has so many great shows and talent. I am going through THAHN withdrawals. Have to wait until January? NOOOO!! It's too long. I hope this show is on for a long time. I crave for Tuesdays! LOL! This show is soooo sinful and delicious! Keep it going! Awesome! :)

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  • Kaniea Napper Chicago

    I soooooooo love this show. It is everything. Every episode I'm excited and always wanting more. I think they should give my boy Tyler a Oscar for that!

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    • Destiny Richmond, Va #2144308

      He had them kill the officer that let the guy in Wyatt's cell, the guy that raped Wyatt, and the professor that raped his daughter, and it was someone waiting for Veronica to get home. But unfortunately so won't be going home.

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  • Terry San Antonio

    Who is the person that Jim Cryer hired to kill? Is it Oscar? Jim said kill them all and save Veronica for last. Who all does Jim want dead? I wish we fans didn't have to wait til Jan 2016 to find out. This is my favorite must see show.

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    • Virginia CT #2144217

      He wanted the Police Officer at the Jail killed, The Professor that raped his daughter and saving Veronica for last is because she openly admitted to having her some raped while in prison by someone she knew

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  • Ingrid Astoria

    I have followed the series and am an advert fan. Mr. Perry I own all of your plays and movies and am wondering if you are going to release "have and have nots" and "if loving you is wrong" on dvd. Please please please!!!!

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  • Mrs.P Lufkin,Texas

    OMG!!! Explosive!!! I think I am going to have to seek counseling to get through the 4mths!!!

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  • Mar Glenn Chicago, IL

    Unbelievable Finale!!!! I didn't get a chance to see the finale, so I DVR'd it. I almost passed out. Mr. Perry, you and your writers have outdone yourselves. It was just incredible!! I could not move from the TV. I didn't want to miss anything. Mr. Perry, YOU ARE A GENIUS!!! This show keeps getting better and better.

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  • Martha Goldsboro, NC

    The season is over and I'm sad because there are so many months before it's back on again. I was so happy that Quincy got killed. He only wanted to beat up women and Jeffrey. Quincy was truly afraid of Benny. I know that the Cryers nor the Harrington's will be in jail for long because they are too powerful. It will be business as usual for them. I hope that David shows that he is as powerful as Jim. I'm sure that he will win the election with Veronica by his side. Jim made me angry when he did not even say thank you to David for getting his money back. I hope that Candace does not personally go after Oscar, however, I would like for her to send War and the other boys in the hood after him. She has a son to raise and he does not need to see the down side again, he has seen it from his father and aunt. I do want Candace and Benny to keep their homes, even though they got them in a negative way. If they don't keep them how on earth can Hannah keep her grandson? She need to stay with Candace and give Candace a chance to raise her son. Candace needs to pass the bar, get a job and she, her mother, her brother and her son needs to live close as a family, because it takes a village to raise a child.

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    • Glenda(San Angelo, texas) Texas USA #2144656

      Martha I agree with all of your thoughts! I have been hooked since first watched this show love the characters and the show! Long wait until January to see how it all works out!

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    • Kris Seattle #2145037

      Who says Quincy is dead? It would be a great twist for him to be alive. Even though he is scum of the earth. I kind of feel like Candace is getting what is coming to her. In the aspect of losing all her money. What do you all think?

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    • J rose Ny #2151690

      Quincy did not get killed. I missed that if he did. I watch faithfully!

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