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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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  • RG

    I to missed the episode the aired January 6, 2015 and I am unable to find online where I can see it. Also Mr. Perry I realize that you have a lot of viewers that watch all your shows (and I am one of them) but you would have a lot more if you had not moved to Own. Trust me I understand why the move but a lot of people can not afford the cost of adding another tier to their cable or Dish providers. It cost extra to get OWN.

  • Monique Gallo Hickory NC

    I missed the episode that aired this past Tuesday 1/6/15 and it has not been "OnDemand". Can you help me find a location online to watch what I missed?

  • lennie new york

    I think Tyler Perry needs to add Diahann Carroll to the cast to play Veronica's Rich B**** sister out for some kind of revenge against her. Veronica needs to meet her match and I believe Diahann Carroll is it.

  • Iman Newport News Va

    I love your show but I'm upset that its only on OWN not everyone can afford to have her channel. Please put it on fox or cw

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  • Beth Marrero, LA 70072

    Tyler, I am a faithful fan and love all of your works. Last night on "The Haves And The Have Nots", I was disappointed. After waiting all of six months (which is definitely too long) for it to return and we still don't know who was shot. On the previews you showed blood on the wall in the hall, a loud shot lighting up the hallway, and there was nothing like that last night. I kept waiting for the real action to start and there was none. Yes, I enjoyed what else that happened but I kept waiting and waiting and waiting and before you know it, it was going off. So I was left almost empty, I felt that something I was waiting for didn't happen. We need the real ACTION.

  • lorraine

    I have to agree that the show should have started out w/Amanda being found dead by Wyatt, who obviously heard the shot! I didn't hate the episode, but I would like for loose ends to be tied up first; get closure on Amanda, THEN we can deal w/the rest of the s/l's; I can't wait to see what vengeance Candace heaps on Jim! Veronica has clearly bitten off more than she can chew w/Quincy...he seems to have a Fatal Attraction crush on her; I thought he was suppose to be looking for Candace! I'm glad Hannah will have a man (Michael, the grandfather), and that she told Byron to 'get to steppin'! As for Benny, let's not start w/the criticism after one show...give the man a break! He is becoming the man of the house, and is looking after his mother. I was wondering where the girl was from the hospital that he thought was so cute; she wasn't there! But I agree, Hannah should have sent Michael home instead of letting him sleep on her bed (we see where this is going)! One drink and he was buzzed?? LOL! And ITA about all the obnoxious commercials!!! Let's hope next week is more definitive!

  • diane va

    There are enough stereotyping of blacks in as drug dealers,hustlers and prostitutes why are you writing this about your own Lund

  • Jalex United States

    After waiting for months, I was so disappointed last night--so much that I am not interested in watching the show anymore. I have watched it from day one...Last night's show consisted of Hannah getting tipsy and flirting with an alcoholic. THERE WERE A THOUSAND COMMERCIALS. I love David, but he made me sick at the stomach in bed with another woman while he talks about how much he loves his wife-really???? I am not interested in Candace's stupidity with Jim. Honestly, Tyler, you lost me. I almost believed Veronica until she said, "I will kill your whole family." Quincy did well, until he backed down...I just expected more. Tyler--- an awesome writer, but whoever convinced him to leave out Jeffrey-the scene with the Criers-lead you astray. You mislead your fans. If you want people coming back...you have to give your audience some of what they want... You have to leave them in an awe- can't wait til the next show state of mind. I was a bit angry. A very disappointed-loyal fan...I was totally turned off and let down. If it came on tonight...I am not sure I would watch it.

  • #Team TP MS

    I don't usually comment on such things...but this I had to. Come on people it's only a TV show and if you were so disappointed why are you still watching. Tyler, KEEP IT UP! To all the disappointed people: don't watch. Go watch the worse soaps in the world: General Hospital, One Life To Live, etc., Stop hating! #Team TP

    • Faithful Fan United States #2051138

      I can understand how people were disappointed. The anticipation was so high until it almost was unreachable. I think that's because of how the last episode ended. It left you no a high note, so, when it returned, people expected that note to continue. When they didn't get what was anticipated, they were disappointed. I get that.

    • ANGEL NY #2055617

      His problem was that stupid 6 month hiatus! That was just enough time to develop intolerance of the stupid plots and delays! After you haven't had something in your life for 6 months, it is easy to just continue to not have it. I choose to HAVE NOT!

    • Chiquita Augusta ga #2057358

      I haven't watched it since it returned. When it didn't return with the gun shot....... EMPIRE... is what's Poppin this season



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