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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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  • Terry philadelphia

    I know most people hate Veronica, but I think she has trust issues that probably stem from her childhood & that is why she reacts so harshly to what she perceives to be betrayal. Whatever, I DO NOT want her husband to give in to horsefaced Maggie. That might cause me to stop watching.

    • lorraine #2130863

      I think Veronica was g** when she was young, and her parents reacted to her the same way she's reacting to Jeffrey! That's why she keeps telling him to have sex with the opposite sex and keep doing it 'over and over' until he starts to like it; no doubt she did the same thing and ended up marrying David! Now she's on the prowl like a cougar, going after 'young flesh' (Benny)! She's as crazy as a betsy-bug and needs help!!! *I hope Oscar is not a Jim plant, b/c I think he does care for Candace! If he IS/WAS a Jim plant, I think getting to know Candace is quickly changing his mind! He sees she's not the monster Jim has made her out to be, and he wants to help her. I'm not necessarily into interracial relationships but I suppose it might work...

    • kori #2131089

      yes I agree with you on Oscar. I do hope he sees Candace for who she is.. She just been hurt and lived a rough life. I like her a great deal

  • virginia a edwards FL

    well well Benny is of the chain he walked in on his mom almost to get her grove on in her own house but it's ok that she caught him with this crazy witch. on to the next thing. candace is in for a big surprise i bet this man is working for Judy Cryer so he can get his 7 million back. we will wate and see next week.

  • Thebrasta Warren MI

    The car crash scene was so fake as both Benny and Quincy escaped the car crash without a scratch. Oscar seems to be boring to me surprise Candace is even giving him attention. The previews for next week show is surprising in having Melissa taken over Jeffrey apartment and Jim Cryer actually talking to professor Cannon. TP hurry up and let Benny know how involved Veronica is with Quincy. Where is Jeffrey going to reside perhaps with Candace after her closing.

  • lorraine

    Benny is FIERCE this season and I love it! I don't like him w/psycho Veronica, but I love how he protects his family! Oscar really does care for Candace, and she for him; I guess they make a cute couple...Jim thinks Wyatt is being protected in prison...he isn't! He's going to get raped AGAIN and Katherine will never forgive Jim for that (and neither will Wyatt)! *Remember, when they were young, Wyatt was raped @summer camp and Amanda was molested; no wonder they were so messed up! Jim was too busy making out w/Celine to do anything about it! He's a poor excuse for a father, and Katherine's too overprotective! Benny's gonna fix up Jeffrey's car to give to Hannah, for wrecking hers, unless Veronica gets to it first! It's good to see Jeffrey getting some backbone and telling David the truth about his sicko wife!

  • V

    The Have and the Have Nots and If Loving You Is Wrong are your Best!!!!!!!

  • enzinza Alabama

    Mr. Perry you really need to not have the music playing when the characters are speaking! You can barely hear what they are saying! Can you please check it out and see if there is something else you can possibly do instead of the music!

  • G. F. Lakewood

    Love the show, however in the last episode, there was a lot of dialogue but it was not heard due to the volume of the background music score. Please turn the music down Tyler, we are trying to figure your characters out. The dialogue between Candance and Oscar in the New York hotel room was very low in volume. I have yet to know what he told Candance regarding investing. Turning the volume up only increases the music volume.

  • Ron Phila PA

    First soap opera that I ever watched.

  • betty United States

    If you let Candance get away from this Con/hot man, you are nuts . She's playing with the big timers now.C'mon now, get real.Somebody in Hannah's family will die, for all.that mess she's done.Show some reality.

  • Tracy Mississippi

    Love the haves and have nots and if loving you is wrong.. I just hate they are only once a week! Will we ever be able to buy them on DVD? Sometimes we need a little fix

  • Terri georgia

    The only thing i cant stand about this show, is not seeing conclusions to anything until the last episode! Every week you almost get an answer but nothing ever really comes out completely until the season finale! OMG i hate that! The suspense kills me!! LOL!!

  • sheila white ruston,la

    I love Candaces wrinkling of her nose. I cant get enough of this show

    • virginia a edwards FL #2130298

      Tyler the show is sooooo good my husband watch it with me every Tuesday night and the funny thing is that he is a golfer imagine that LOL .

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