Created by Tyler Perry, The Haves and the Have Nots follows the Cryer family, a rich and powerful family, and the help that are employed to serve them in a mansion in Savannah, Georgia. Jim Cryer (John Schneider), a powerful judge with a secret life filled with escort services, is the family patriarch along with his wife, Katheryn Cryer (Renne Lawless). Together, they get along fine as they hold up the family name.
Their son, Wyatt (Aaron O'Connell) and daughter, Amanda (Jacyln Betham) have to live up to the expectations of the family. Amanda befriends Candace Young (Tika Sumpter), the daughter of the maid, Hanna (Crystal Fox). However, when it is revealed that Jim is the father of Amanda, Candace is shocked because Jim and her have been having sex. Airing on Oprah Winfrey's "OWN", the series takes a look into two families, one rich and one poor.