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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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  • navyvet Texas

    I missed a lot of last season so I caught the marathon and I just have to say I would love to see Candace and Hanna finally make amends. The fighting back and forth has gotten old. Also I thought it was sad how Hanna thought Candace was involved with her house being burnt down. Wow. Please Mr. Tyler Perry can these two finally have a true mother-daughter relationship, better yet will Candace ever have any true relationship? It seems she has no one but Bennie.

    • lorraine #2162828

      She has War...he really digs her and I hope maybe she can get him to go straight and the 2 of them hook up! Sooner or later she's got to stop the madness, get her priorities straight and take care of her son, or let Hannah do it and she can visit, but stay in her child's life!!!

    • Kate Des moines #2162863

      I just can't get over how judgemental Hannaford is. So self righteous like she has no sin. I feel for Candle and Benny dealing with such a cruel parent.

    • navyvet Texas #2162984

      I agree, I have been a fan of (Crystal Fox) Hannah but she is just way too self-righteous and judge mental towards Candice and now Benny..I hope that will change this season or I may have to stop watching.

    • Susie Elk Grove, CA #2163000

      Hanna has give Candice many chances, but it's up to Candice to want to live within her means and live right. Kind of like the movie The Imitation of Life with Lana Turner. Hopefully she won't take too long to see the light.



  • Sarina Florida

    Wow, a real action packed story line with (award worthy) performances by all for this 2016 premier season show. I forgot it was on earlier but caught it's replay in the middle of the night on my I pad, lots of action and surprises. I'm in agreement with other comments, that another channel is just a remote click away, different strokes for different folks and everyone is entitled to their opinions. Personally mine is "thank you Mr. Perry for providing so many of us with great entertainment over the years in many formats, and to the actors who put everything they have into their acting. Keep on keeping on, we love you all and God bless.

  • Jamie Swain California

    Im a local truck driver, and I work graveyard. I always miss the have and have nots, will you ever make it available on your website or on OWN? I would love to be able to watch it ..my family enrages me with their spoiler alerts

  • Adria Patton California

    I love this show I make sure I'm home every Tuessday and if not I DVR this exciting show.

  • Sharon Brister lrmo sc

    Very sad all know tell men not good made it clear Tyler Perry night

  • Michelle Bryant Newark. NJ

    I sure hope this show comes to an end this season it has truly run its course for me to believe that Candace let herself be conned by anyone was so unbelievable. It's time to come up with a new drama this one is DONE.

    • Shelli phoenix AZ #2162769

      PLEASE PLEASE PEOPLE!!!! If you do not like this show DON'T WATCH IT...TURN THE CHANNELL... I LOVE Tyler Perry, and I love this show.... He is pure talent.. Other shows like Power and Empire have wayyyy too much going on.. TP keeps it real, but with some class...and to the women who can't find the previous shows... get a DVR..... Duh... you can record the show and watch it over and over again if you so choose.....

    • jerri #2162784

      I agree if you don't like it change the channel...keep going tyler perry please many more seasons to come

    • S. Adams Knoxville Tn #2163036

      You say you hope this show come,s to a end this season. You can make it come to a end (for you) any Tuesday night. But as for me I hope it continue's many more season's I love this show and look forward to it every Tuesday night. GREAT JOB. Tyler Perry! I love the suspense and excitement of this show.

  • Green

    Why is the show not on demand it's really hard to catch up on the show if you missed it cause there is no way to find it on demand. I live in New York City and there is no other way for me to catch up if I can't watch it on demand. I find that unfair leaving me no choice I won't be watching it!

    • ShaSha B. Frankfort ,Il #2162797

      I got rid of my 2 yrs ago, You can't even watch online on no site, purchase from iTunes,Amazon video,etc., it's a good show, it's definitely on lock down! Everyone doesn't have cable nor can afford it. That sucks! Is Tyler & Oprah really for us?

    • Jami #2163935

      it is on Demand. Go to OWN on demand and also every week at 7:00 pm. on the Own channel they show all previous shows.!!

  • Dikal 427 Thompson Street

    I can not wait to watch it tonight. I plan to be right in front of the television. Its back and I am so ready to see the outcome of Tyler Perry hard work. Truth be told though he wrong for leaving us on the edge of ours sits last time.

  • TAMICA ELLINGTON Huntsville Al

    YASSSSS!!!! the wait is finally over I cant wait to watch the drama unfold tonight I already got my ( lemon pepper ) wings marinating so I can drop em in the skillet when I get off work & the kiddos will have their homework done bathe & somewhere sitting real still cause I dont wanna hear nothing but the show & TP I wanna say thank you so much giving us shows that we can relate too not only THHN... but I appericate everything that you do I can relate to alot of work my & may ( GOD ) contuine to bless you

  • Shelia s The can Texas

    Tyler Perry should be shame of himself for having us in suspense. I know he needs a break but we don't want to lose interest. I'm ready for tomorrow pity

  • Priscilla Washington Madison florida 32340

    I Priscilla Washington and my family is ready for tomorrow night and your other shows to come on

The Haves and The Have Nots - Tuesdays at 9/8c on OWN