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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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  • Joanne New York, NY

    OMG, why did have to make Wyatt get raped? That was so disturbing...I know it's just a television show but I can't get it out of my mind. I felt like I was watching an episode of OZ. Is he going to commit suicide too? That was just horrible...Maybe you rewrite it as a horrible dream..I know I'm asking for much...lol

    • sp chicao #2136573

      hmmmmmmmmmmmm...did you say you didn't know how to take it...its just a show,,sounds like some mental facilty is missing it patient,what u escaped cuz u sound crazy a** h***

    • Nippy Lafayette, LA #2137309

      I did not like that happening to Wyatt either. I surely wish that Tyler had something else in mind other than him being raped.

  • Ladylove795 Madison Heights MI

    I was just reading everyone post, and you all are really good with this, because I wouldn't have never figure out what would be next. But this script Tyler is written is really kind of backwards because in real like you know that know man would be that stupid to let his wife dog him the way David is doing, this really gets on my nerve, and Renee thanks for that information because me and my husband was wondering was Oscar, and plan from Jim or David, this is really gonna mess Candice up after all she has been through in her life with men. and Benny just like a man just dump and I'm kind of shock Candice haven't caught on that he is seeing the old evil lady, that's gonna be a hot mess. Wyatt poor Wyatt once again I got this is Jim favorite words, and someone always end up getting hurt because he got this. Well thanks everyone for filling me end on something I was kind of wondering about. will continue to keep watching to see what season finale will be.

  • TEP east coast

    It really pisses me off that Tyler has made Veronica into a villain & as I posted before I think it's because she does not like the fact that her son is gay, so she has to be crazy. I guess everyone who does not support the g** lifestyle is crazy, huh?...I can't stand Maggie & her putting the moves on David, she is a conniving horse-faced witch & I hope nothing she does works.

    • Gwendolyn Savannah Ga #2136341

      I hope Maggie plan backfire on her as well Always trying to steal our good men even though Veronica is off the rocker right now Let them stay together in sickness and health

  • Renee usa

    Celine is one delusional woman.. and I'm frankly getting tired of her... as for Hanna.... acting all holier than thou.. when she was clearly nothing but a big ole w**** back in the day... not taking care of Candace when she was a kid.. and look at her now...Oscar was brought in by David... and I hope he ends up on Candace's side when it all hits the fan...because they just looks perfect together.. and speaking of David.... he should do everything he can to help Candace because she is really the only friend his son has... and she has been there for him.. when he's been to worried about his wacko wife.... its like Landon said when it comes to his wife he bends and doesn't want to face facts about her.... he's just down right weak when it comes to her...

    • Madeline Haggenmiller Monroe Twp. NJ #2142173

      What I can not understand is everyone forgetting how Kat said to Jim about the money missing from the account shortly after he got home. Jim also said when Candace got him for the car and 100,000 that Kat keeps and eye on the purse strings. Remember Kat like to do things quietly. People forget Veronica is underhanded she got Quincy out of jail to kill Candace. Kat was in on it, so why is everyone surprise at what she had done to Wyatt? She had thugs taking care of Jeffery car and a thug rape Wyatt that is her MO. It might be a thug and not one of Jim people that gets to her. That would be a h*** of a twist. I just want to see Oscar try to beg Candace pardon and they become a couple. That romance was a nice two seasons.

  • Brenda New York

    I feel so sick about what happened to Wyatt, but I am Not surprised about Veronica's involvement in it. I think that could cause a friction between him and Jeffery after he was raped. If he is unsure of himself, he may start to think that he could be g** too. Then,if he tried, it could freak him out badly. I don't see Wyatt being able to cope well without drinking again or taking drugs. He may not be able to trust his parents for putting his well-being in danger like that. Don't let him feel alone in that. Bring help to him from someone female or male who was also a victim. That rapist guy should get what's coming to him, and he should give up Veronica's identity. I am anticipating Jim and Katheryn's vengeance. Veronica has made a lot of enemies with the prison rapist she will never pay, her husband and son, Candace, and soon the Cryer's as soon as they discover what she did. As for Q, perhaps Candace and her mother should share custody.

  • CUTE530 maryland

    Mostt of the plots are so easyto figue the next scene, I think Wyatt is gonna end up with being HIV positive and transmit it to Veronica's son and Veronica is gonna get arrested, she my be the next Cookie when she gets out. Candice is gonna get taken for everthing she got by her new friend that Jim has arranged to set the bate for her.

  • Adrienne Maryland

    I loved last nights episode and can't wait to see what happens next. Jim will once again regret not listening to Katheryn regarding their children. Wyatt is gonna be even more messed up before after being sexually assaulted. The truth about what Wyatt did needs to come out already and maybe a new twist will be that Wyatt didn't kill that little girl after all. Since Benny is alive, he wouldn't have to go to prison for his accident especially if Benny decides not to press charges. I know many people are mad at Hanna, but I don't blame her one bit for wanting custody of her grandchild. She knows her daughter well enough to know she hasn't reformed and is still lying about her new found wealth. As much as I enjoy Candace, she is still a liar and a schemer and now a kidnapper and isn't the best stable guardian for little Quincy. Hanna is the better guardian right now until Candace can get her act together. Benny needs to wise up about Veronica, he had no business being with a married woman. Veronica is just plain evil for what she did to Wyatt and I hope Katheryn founds out about what her friend did to her child and let's her have it. David is going to finally wise up and tell of her himself in the next episode and I can't wait.

  • Lil Bits Wash DC

    OMG!!!!! I'm so disappointed that I did'nt start watching this show from the beginning. I just jumped on board last week, when I was over my god sister's house. She asked me if I ever watched the show, along with several other people that I know. Everyone all saying how Great the show is. Just let me Yelllllllllllllll it Out..........Truly Addicted!!!!!! Please make available on DVD!!!! A FAN INDEED

  • Anita Johnson Smyrna, GA

    Hooked on the show ..... Last nights episode was good but Hannah, as much as I like her, overreacted ... It could have been done in a better way. ... This is a time for the family to pull together for this child ... He has gone thru enough .... Actually, all of them could move in that house that Candy has brought or Hannah and Benny together in the house that was bought for Benny .... They just needs to put the pettiness aside ........Speaking of pettiness, Ronica needs to be stopped, like yesterday .... she is getting way out of control....she has become the lowest of the low ....Katheryn, Jim, Ronica and David needs some type of punishment for the cover - up......and please rid Q, they should not have to keep living in fear, especially with lil Q ...let it go............ oh, and we need to know more about Ronicas' and Davids' ( Is she acting out because of an affair he has had before, etc, ?? .................#WeAreObsessed........

  • Thebrasta United States

    Hanna did not have to tell child protective about Candace history and short comings. I am sadden by Hanna behavior as I was hoping Q would bring mother and daughter closer instead of further apart. Veronica is using Benny as a male prostitute and it's time for him to get paid for screwing the old broad. Make Veronica pay for her pleasure. Jim is going to regret beating up Professor Canon as it will go viral. Maggie Day put on your thinking CAP and gather all the info you can about the CAR. Benny is so d*** and stupid he might just give you the car that Veronica wants destroy. After what Veronica had the inmate to do to Wyatt in prison it's time to bring MaMA Rose back to take Veronica out. Looks like Candace mess up as the previews shows the child protective worker demanding that she leave the hospital. CAndace actions may lead to Q being put in foster care.

  • michelle Mississippi

    I love the show. It's my Tuesday night obsession. I love Veronica's crazy tail,and Candice she helps make the show.Please give Candice the chance to raise her son. She needs the chance to prove it to no one but herself that she can be a great mother. And Oscar is too good to be true. I have a feeling that he might be working for Jim to help get all of Jim's $ back from Candice, but I truly hope not. Oscar, I think is what Candice needs to bring that goodness out of her. So I hope he truly like her . Thank you for putting some good entertainment on tv. Let the haters be your motivation to keep making this show the best it can be Mr.Perry , because you have more lovers of the show than you have haters. God bless you and yours.

  • kai Chicago, IL

    Tyler PLEASE DONT give Candace son to her mom like that's so not right she's been wanting her son and for a mother to down talk her own child like that is beyond wrong. PLEASE give Candace her son!!!!!

    • Thebrasta USA #2133941

      It's better for Q to be placed in foster care temporary to give Candace time to get herself together.

    • sp chicago #2136575

      I don't Candance should have that child,,shes a prostitute,,look how she got the house and it can easily be taken,,hanna is right she is not stable,,and hanna shouldn't have the child either,,veronica was right she isn't peachy clean,,her past aint no saint so how can she judge,,

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