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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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  • Kabaka USA

    I enjoy the series, yet Benny needs years of acting lessons. The anticipation for Season III is overwhelming! Keep the series coming!

  • EJ United States

    I have watched this show from the beginning. Tyler, you seem to have lost touch. People don't let people run over them ALL the time without ever standing up to them unless they are COMPLETE cowards. Why did you write the majority of your characters as cowards with no backbone? Only Candace, Jim and Veronica have any backbone. I don't like any of those three, but at least they say what they feel and will stand up to anyone. The rest of the characters are doormats. Yeah, Hannah and Kathryn talk a good game, but when push comes to shove, they fold instead of doing any of the things they threaten to do. Give your other characters some backbone. It's too hard watching the characters you like always cowering and being totally servile, especially Jeffrey!

    • Lana Charlotte, NC #1976976

      The same happens on daytime soaps. For example The Young and the Restless. Victor Newman is very powerful and gets away with everything. Difference is the characters on the Have and Have Nots are a little extreme. I think Tyler is on the right track but needs to introduce more people in the story line. As much as I love this show I don't think it will last with just the current cast. The cast needs to be expanded just like daytime soaps.

    • Gail Mississauga, ON #1977238

      I agree with EJ 100%. There is no satisfaction watching people get demeaned and bullied all the time...it gets depressing and I get angry. Please let it get a bit more uplifting. I can't stand the way you have Jeffery's character whimpering around his mother....Gosh, give him some backbone!

    • Candi Miami #1983978

      The ending is ridiculous. Where does all these thugs come from. Tyler you can do better than that.

  • Jackie Hardison Hephzibah, Georgia 30815

    Tyler now you can not keep giving us these short episodes I want more now this is got me upset I want more more, more, lol!!!! Me and my sister get off the prayer line early on Tuesday to see The Have and Have Not's and what are we going to do after the last three episodes now we gave you a break last season but we need need, need more more, more. We Love You and the Show forever and Ever Jackie!!!!!

  • Rodney Washington, DC

    Tyler, I hate to tell you that no one cares about that baby but Hannah! You need a bigger cliff hanger than that!

    • Joan Anita McGaha Memphis, TN #1978595

      I thoroughly enjoy this nite soap every week and have not missed an episode. I am somewhat dusappointed because it only stays on for an hour and I have. to wait months for a new season. Why couldn't you with all of your brilliance at least have allowed each episode to run to 2 hours each week for an entire year! I knkw that tbis is a kind of reality tv - but. I adore your creativeness. Continue to allow God to show favor on you in all tbat you pursue in life.

    • Leigh Maryland #1978764

      I don't think the baby is dead.

  • Lana Charlotte NC

    Ok... 1. Jeffery needs to get a back bone!!! I was dying laughing when he dad said, "Son you don't have to be afraid of her". LOL 2. I felt sorry for Benny when he was in a coma but he should have died. I hate his "new" personality, nothing like the old Benny. He is annoying. Hanah needs to put his ungrateful b*** in his place. 3. I can't wait for Jim to get it. 4. Amanda, Amanda lol. This girl is straight loco! I love it. She is playing her role. I want to see her and Quincy hookup. Quincy has the sexy gangster appeal. Keep him and boot Benny! 5. Veronica is a bully! She's worse than Jim.

    • lorraine #1976526

      ITA about Jeffrey! I can't believe how he lets Veronica bully/humiliate him into doing her bidding! Only 2 people have the 'stones' tos tand up to her...Candace and Landon! He sure wanted to give Veronica a piece of his mind, but out of respect for Jeffrey, he held his tongue, but his time is coming soon, I hope! Since Jeffrey's too chicken to do it, HE will! David's no better, he's chicken, too! Quincy and Amanda? I think she does have a crazy crush on him, and he'll use her to get to Candace, and she may end up killing him! Then they'll have to commit her for sure! Now, about Benny...I knew he would be more aggressive after the accident, and I'm glad; I'm tired of Hannah treating him like a kindergartner! He's a grown man w/a business! And trust me when I say he's going to be a force to be reckoned with when he finds out about Wyatt and and Cryers, and about dear old dad, not to mention Quincy stalking Candace!! Benny's going gangster!!!

    • Lana Charlotte, NC #1976871

      True true lol

  • Julie Illinois

    Horrible acting but I have been hooked since the first show. This second season is a little slow but, I know it will pick up so I keep it on my dvr.

    • norma oliver los anglese #1978690

      if the show is slow don't watch it and if the acting is horrible u sound confused sit your a** down

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  • Keiana Harrell Saint Paul Minnesota

    Tyler, I love this season of the HAHN!!! I think the plot has been thought out and very creative.. Tyler I love all of your productions but if something happens to Hannah I will come lookin for u. Lol I just don't think her or Benjamin can take anything else. Are Candice and Amanda gonna b rivals now??!!. Can't wait to see next week!!!

  • Maxine Davis phoenix. arizona

    I like the idea of this show, but it moves too slow. There is a reason people stopped watching daytime soap operas; they moved too slow. Oddly, I think most folks want to see the good guys win and the bad guys get what's coming to them. Life is really not that way, but that is why entertainment should be. Give me someone to hate and someone to root for in a timely manner!! Just my opinion.

  • wendy illinois

    I like the character of Jeffrey mom on the show she is bad . better character than candance character

  • DD Texas

    What is going on with Benny, this whole new attitude since waking up from the accident.He is jittery, silly and not being a very good actor

    • lorraine #1976343

      Benny is just happy to be alive! I don't think he's being silly, he's trying to make up for lost time! I predict he and the nurse will get together; but first, he needs to see Candace so she can be filled in on what's been happening. All she knew about Benny was that he was gone from County Hospital when she went to visit him last, and she assumed he was dead and Hannah didn't bother to tell her! After that, she got kidnapped and has been out of the loop! I want him to find out that dear ol' dad tried to have him 'killed' so he could have his liver! Then let's see how much he wants a relationship w/him after that!

    • ann #1977688

      always thought that when you are on dialysis it is because of kidney problems not the liver

    • Leigh Maryland #1978767

      Who said anything about liver. He does need a kidney.

  • Jackie Southfild, MI

    Hi Tyler; I know Gois blessing you. The show is fabulous. However, I have just a couple of comments. 1) At certain points, especially getting close to finale, it is moving a little slow. 2) I don't get how Candace can be so smart and miss so much. Like how is it she doesn't know about Wyatt hitting her brother or Jim's involvement, I don't see how in her comings and goings she would have missed that.

  • Charlie Chicago

    I can only assume that sooner or later Veronica will get "slapped into next week". It's hard to believe that there is not one character on the show that will stand up to her. Even if Jeffrey doesn't have the will power to accept his homosexuality, allowing his mother to completely dominate him is very sad to watch.

    • Rodney Washington, DC #1976563

      It is painful to watch Spineless Jeffrey. He is an intelligent young man and should have broke by now. The way Veronica bullies him is unbearable! It would be more interesting to have Jeffrey go toe to toe with her, not bow every time. David must get more into saving Jeffrey from his mother.

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