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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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  • Sharon Wells Mobile, Al

    I am just ready for David to grow a pair with Veronica. I also hope that Candance new man has her best interest at heart . I think it's time she softened a bit. I pray he wasn't planted in her life by Jim to con her out of the money she got from the Cryers. However she has done a lot of evil things and what goes around always come back to b*** you in the butt. This time I believe she is sincere wanting to go legitimate because of her son, but she has dug a really deep h*** for herself, maybe too deep to climb out of. So afraid that Bennie will be hurt by her yet again. All of the lies will come back to haunte her.

  • Johnny Henry Soso, Miss., 39480

    Hello Tyler, I believe that this will be a great movie because it will portray real life characters. I am a great fan of yourss and all the movies that you make. Your movies are a cross between humor, tragic experiences and over coming some of life's most difficult moments with a sense of amazing humor and realism. I truly enjoy Ma dea, uncle Joe and all the characters. Tyler, I have a wonderful book that is about young African-American Super Heroes, saving the universe from the Evil Cabaal, Dr. Ziabolical and some corruptible earth villains. I want to know if you can help me bring this to market to give our kids a new world Super Hero or heroes. The book can be found on Amazon.com, my web site, www.jhenryenterprises.com,, please contact me in reference to this great venture Author Johnny I. Hemry

  • Brenda New York

    I think that Wyatt handled his father well, and made the right decision to leave that house. Jeffrey was the only person he could trust, but not enough to admit what happened to him. Therefore, Jeffrey knows something is up with him, but he will have to walk on egg shells around him. I think that if he looks at Wyatt a certain way it could set him off. I think he's strong enough to know who he is and not doubt his sexuality after such a terrible experience. Candace and her mother can have a shared custody of Q since he loves them both. Katherine will help her get full custody. Q's father should be put back in jail. What will happen to the guy who took the rap for Wyatt?

    • lorraine #2138489

      Q will either die or go back to prison, but either way, his days are numbered! I don't like women being r-ped, but Veronica has done so much dirt and used people for her own agenda, it wouldn't surprise me if Q or the guy she hired to rape Wyatt, did something to try to demoralize/humiliate her for her nasty attitude and arrogance, like no one can touch her! One way or another, Veronica will be brought low!

  • libra las vegas

    Hi... In what episode did Candice reveal to Hanna the details of the molestation she suffered as a young girl? My mother and I have a bet on this so please get back to me ASAP. Thank you so much we really enjoy the show!

    • Tina Columbus, GA #2137288

      I don't know what episode but she revealed it. Candace think her mother didn't put the guy out after it, but Hanna claims she left him that day.

  • Pat Mississippi

    Love the show.

  • Richard Harden Indianapolis

    is it possible to see all of the episodes of The haves and the have nots?.. My girlfriend insists that I watch it from the beginning instead of start watching it now... Where can I start viewing this masterpiece? Thanks

    • Anita S NJ #2140044

      You can watch it on IMDB.COM which I believe is owned by Amazon ( pay site) Or if you have digital or reg cable. ( I have Comcast/Xfinity) ck your "ON DEMAND" Section . Hope this helps & I agree... Better to watch from the beginning!

  • Jasmine Akron, Oh

    Mr.Perry, I love love love haves and the have nots. I cant afford cable, can u please put this show on hulu or netflix? I am having withdrawals.

  • michelle kennedy Detroit Michigan

    Hi Mr Perry , hope all is well . How is your bundle of joy ? Growing like a weed!! Your movie have and the have nots was off the chain like everything else you make. God comes first , then comes you

  • Brenda Canoga Park CA

    OMG . . I didn't see that coming!!! You had the maid aaaaaand the 2 sons at the Press Conference!!! I was expecting Candice to pop up. I bet Jim would have rather seen Candice, then let THAT cat out of the bag!!! And can Veronica get any crazier??? I have to take my hat off to you Mr. Perry! Just when you think the story line can't get any juicer . . . You come back each week with something else!!! Thank You! Love,Peace, & Blessings to you!!!

    • janie texas #2137115

      I think it would be really juicy if veronica herself got pregnant. would serve her right for what she did to her son!

    • j** chicago #2137206

      OUT OF THE BLEW ,,since quincy is always talkin on raping Vertonica let that happen,she would snap,,GIVE HER A TASTE,,OR KIDNAPP HER AND RAPE HER FOR DAYS

  • Ruth Phoenix

    Due to my work schedule, I last saw the Have and the Have Nots during Season 1. How/where do I view online or purchase Seasons 1, 2 and 3?

  • ck ok

    I enjoyed this last episode. The cursing was not there . Sex was not there , yet it was still full of drama . I would enjoy this show more if there were more episodes like this last one. I didnt have to fast forward though the trashy sex sceens. In my opinion his main crowd are more christian based and he has gotten off track and needs to quit being so " main stream hollywood "and bring back what people actually got hooked on as an artist that he is . We have enough tv programs with sex in it. Bring drama , incorporate morals and leave out the trash.. go back to being unique ..thats what made you an artist

    • Madeline Haggenmiller Monroe Twp. NJ #2142788

      I am so tired of these holy rollers crying about sex. Get over it. Candace was an escort not a saint. That was how Oscar was able to get to her. She never had a normal relationship. That is what is so sad about her relationship with him. I hope he did feel something for her and they do have a long relationship marriage. H*** Tyler if you need someone to write it I will. I will do it for free. I would like to see a great love story develop for her. I am not a holy roller but I know God forgives to bad some of your church goers don't know that. Benny might lose that tow service but when his sister become a lawyer she can help him sue Wyatt for leaving him in the street after he hit him. That if Hannah is not more concern about the Cryers than her own children.

  • corey chicago

    TYLER WE WAITED A WEEK AND U BACK TO THOSE LONG AS COMMERICIALS,,YOU WILL LOOSE RATINGS,,,i,m glad she will divorce David but why she mad at Maggie still..so wyatt and jefferey huh may happen,,aides I smell,,hanna might get custody but Oscar will save the day..hmm Katherine wasn't told about wyatt rape.all in all it keeps us watching but tyler make the actors work longer ,,to many commericials

    • Janie texas #2137113

      don't you think its possible Oscar could be jim or davids payback to get jims money back to Candace? maybe hes not so nice. he could get her to invest in a phony deal and she would lose all her money. oops jims money. I surely hope Candace ghets straight. I really like her

    • Nippy Lafayette, LA #2137308

      I think Oscar is working for Jim but will not be able to carry out what he was hired to do because he will fall for Candace.

    • lorraine #2138487

      Janey and Nippy, you both may be right; I thought Oscar was a 'plant' as well, but he has seen Candace's raw, human, loving side, and he likes it!!! I think he's sprung and will now help her keep her son! She deserves at least that much! Jim is an arrogant DOG, who is now getting what he deserves, being shown up on live tv! And Wyatt isn't going to let his rape go unanswered, especially after Jim's nasty attitude about it, threatening to send him back!!! In fact, the surprise guest just might turn out to be Wyatt at the interview, spilling his guts about what happened to him in jail!

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