OWN’s long-running Tyler Perry drama The Haves and the Have Nots will end its 196 episode run at the end of its current eighth season. The final episodes will return in May after today’s mid-season finale.
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The Haves and the Have Nots is the final Tyler Perry series on OWN as part of Perry’s deal, which ended in March 2019. The debut in May 2013 was OWN’s first screenplay drama and one of the network’s highest rated series. Along with the other Perry shows, it was a major driving force behind the rise in OWN ratings after early fights.
Over the course of the series, The Haves and The Have Nots saw an average of nearly 3 million viewers and were consistently among the top 2 cable series among African American women and the general audience for all seven seasons.
The Haves and the Have Nots follows the intricate dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer and Harrington families and the hired help working for them in their opulent mansions. The series stars are John Schneider, Tika Sumpter, Angela Robinson, Renee Lawless, Crystal Fox, Peter Parros, Tyler Lepley, Gavin Houston, Aaron O’Connell, Brett Davis and Brock Yurich.
“The Haves and the Have Nots was the first script-drama we aired on OWN, and to say it started from the day it blew up is an understatement,” said Oprah Winfrey who was instrumental in bringing Perry to OWN for eight years. “It is all thanks to the creativity and very vivid imagination of one man, a man I refer to as my ‘big little brother’ Tyler Perry. I thank Tyler, the incredible cast, the tireless crew, and every single viewer who watched with bated breath every week and tweeted with us for the past eight years. I’ll be watching with all of you this final season. “
In the dramatic final eight episodes, with a finale no one will watch, wealthy Savannah, Georgia residents are embroiled in a true-to-life Greek tragedy as Judge Jim Cryer (John Schneider) and his wealthy friends find out what happens when personal shortcomings remain uncontrolled. Karma has not been kind to the elite percentages.
“We are so grateful to Tyler Perry, the amazing cast, and everyone at Tyler Perry Studios for an incredible eight years of making The Haves and the Have Nots one of the biggest hits on cable in the last decade,” said Tina Perry , President. HAVE. “The series will forever hold its place in history as the first script drama from the network we are so proud of. We can’t wait for fans to see the juicy storylines Tyler has planned for the final episodes. “
The Haves and the Have Nots is produced by Tyler Perry Studios for OWN and is created, written and executive produced by Perry.