The Haves and the Have Nots (TV series)

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The Haves and the Have Nots
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GenreSoap opera
Created byTyler Perry
Developed byTyler Perry
Written byTyler Perry
Directed byTyler Perry
Starring
Theme music composerElvin Ross
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes36 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Tyler Perry
  • Ozzie Areu
  • Mark E. Swinton
  • Will Areu
Camera setupMultiple
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)Tyler Perry Studios
Broadcast
Original channelOprah Winfrey Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original runMay 28, 2013 (2013-05-28) – present (present)
External links
Website
Production website
 
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This article is about the television series. For the 2011 play, see The Haves and the Have Nots (play).
The Haves and the Have Nots
The Haves and the Have Nots.jpg
GenreSoap opera
Created byTyler Perry
Developed byTyler Perry
Written byTyler Perry
Directed byTyler Perry
Starring
Theme music composerElvin Ross
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes36 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Tyler Perry
  • Ozzie Areu
  • Mark E. Swinton
  • Will Areu
Camera setupMultiple
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)Tyler Perry Studios
Broadcast
Original channelOprah Winfrey Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original runMay 28, 2013 (2013-05-28) – present (present)
External links
Website
Production website

The Haves and the Have Nots is an American primetime television soap opera[1] created, executive produced, written and directed by Tyler Perry.[2] The premise of the series is based on Perry's 2011 play The Haves and the Have Nots.

The Haves and the Have Nots premiered on Tuesday, May 27, 2013, at 9/8c on the Oprah Winfrey Network. The Haves and the Have Nots is the first scripted television series to air on OWN. Both the show's first and second episodes aired back to back on its premiere night. Each episode of the series runs for an hour (42 minutes plus commercials).

Variety has recognized The Haves and the Have Nots as "OWN's most popular series to date." In addition, the drama series has been acclaimed as being "one of OWN’s biggest success stories with its weekly dose of soapy fun, filled with the typical betrayals, affairs, manipulations and a bitch slap or two."

First half of Season 2 of The Haves and the Have Nots premiered on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, and the season finale was on March 11, 2014. The second half of Season 2 premiered on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. The season finale aired on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Season 3 of The Haves and the Have Nots will air on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.[3]

Series overview[edit]

The series follows three families and their lifestyles as they intersect with one another in Savannah, Georgia: the rich and powerful Cryer and Harrington families (dubbed "The Haves")[4] and the poor and destitute Young family (dubbed "The Have Nots"). The Young family is headed by Hanna, who works as the Cryer family's maid.[5] Included as part of The Have Nots is another maid of the Cryer family's, Celine Gonzales. While the Young family versus the Cryer and Harrington families lead polar opposite lifestyles in terms of social class, economics, social status, and surroundings, they are each similar in that they lead exceedingly dysfunctional lifestyles.[6] Each of the three families experience similarly overwhelming hardships and plights. Often, the plights, predicaments, and hardships that the three families encounter are of a juicy, scandalous, and controversial nature. Among the serious issues that have been tackled on the program to date have included: infidelity, cancer, substance abuse, homosexuality, suicide, prostitution, poverty, rape, crime, abortion, and mental health. All of the main characters in the program have proven to be devious, immoral, vile or at least nasty in their behaviors at one point or another if not regularly.

The show's cast is multiracial: one of the upper class families is Caucasian and the other is African American; the poor family is African American; in addition to this, there is a poor maid who's Hispanic. To that end, when Angela Robinson (the actress who plays Veronica Harrington) was interviewed about her new role on the series in late June 2013, she stated, "This is one of the only shows on television with a diverse cast that looks like America: Black, White, Latino, straight, gay, rich and poor."[7] The characters are filled with experiences—typically of a serious and shocking nature—that they attempt to keep secret from one another; however, their secrets tend to dramatically come to light when all is said and done.

Cast and character details[edit]

The Haves[edit]

The Cryer family

CharacterActorDescription
James "Jim" CryerJohn Schneider[8]James "Jim" Cryer is the patriarch of the Cryer family and Savannah criminal courts judge, who has his eyes set on becoming the Governor of Georgia. Full of power plays and devoid of all scruples, Jim will go to any lengths to get his way even if it means resorting to extreme measures, dirty tactics and reinforcements. He has a very gruff, abrasive nature and tends to be headstrong and obstinate in getting things done. He has a history of setting his secret army of thugs ("The Malones") in action so as to get his way in particularly trying circumstances. Highlighting Jim's dirtiness, he has knowingly covered for his son's [Wyatt] constructive manslaughter of a 6-year-old girl and serious injury of Benny [Hanna's son]. All the while doing this, Jim contemptuously informs Hanna of his intentions of being dishonest as to Wyatt's culpability in the matter. Jim then follows this by having Hanna falsely arrested and jailed. Jim is also philandering and two-timing, having a long, elaborate history of cheating on his wife, Katheryn.[6] He and Katheryn aren't close anymore because of it. However, they present themselves to the public as having a strong and loving marriage. No sooner than they're left in their private, however, do they both shift into their surly attitudes and begin exchanging sardonic remarks between each other. In these moments, it's Jim who's the more harsher of the two. Among the many women Jim has had affairs with is Candy, later revealed as Candace. Out of all the women he has had affairs with (one of which was his own employee, Celine Gonzales, who wants him back), Jim finds himself most intrigued by Candace, acting with reckless abandonment in his extramarital affairs with her. Jim is incorrigible and always seems to submit to his vices and negative ways. While Jim is harsh and rough in his parenting of Wyatt (who seems to have the scruples that his father lacks), he's more gentle and tactful in his parenting of his daughter, Amanda, because of how "fragile" he perceives her to be. It is later revealed that Jim has another child, a grown son by his housekeeper, Celine, named Carlos.
Katheryn Cryer née HardgraveRenee Lawless[9]Katheryn Cryer is Jim's very intuitive, pessimistic, malcontent, and furtive wife and the mother of Wyatt and Amanda, who rules her house with an iron fist. An heiress, Katheryn was born into one of Savannah's oldest and wealthiest families, considered to be old-money (her father was also revealed to be an alcoholic during an argument with Jim). She always has some idea of what's going on without things being directly revealed to her, especially with regards to her close friends and family. At the same time, Katheryn doesn't always present herself as being aware of certain hidden matters due to having a lot of ulterior motives. As an example, she once secretly revealed to Hanna that she only remains married to Jim as part of one big scheme to make his life more miserable. She well understands that her family and she herself keep a lot of secrets from one another. Katheryn's two closest friends are her housekeeper Hanna Young (despite Katheryn discovering that Hanna's daughter is Candace, a fact that Hanna herself revealed to Katheryn) and attorney Veronica Harrington. (In some ways, Katheryn sees Hanna as her only real friend) While Katheryn is discontented in her dysfunctional family life and particularly her marriage to Jim (knowing all too well of his many affairs), she often doesn't let on as such. Rather, she's two-faced, acting romantically content and loving with Jim when around strangers but bitter and saturnine with Jim when in private. Much of her discontentment, sullenness and pessimism stems from Jim's constant adultery; her battles with breast cancer (a secret which she's kept from the family); and the sexual abuse of her children and their resultant corruption. Katheryn has an inclination to refer to Jim's long line of mistresses by the numerical and chronological order in which Jim has messed around with them as opposed to their given names, highlighting her contempt. She greatly despises Candace, whom she refers to as "Nine," because of the upheaval she has caused with her affair with Jim and her friendship with Amanda. She also has sheer animosity towards her other employee, Celine Gonzales (whom she refers to as "Four") due to her past affair with Jim and also for the shabby way Celine treats and her disrespect towards Hanna. In a reverse of how Jim parents, she tends to be much harder on Amanda, but yet tends to be more gentle and tactful in her parenting of Wyatt, although she will not tolerate his more extreme behaviors. Katheryn is saddened when Hanna quits her job due to Jim's conniving. However, after a scheme which effectively exonerates Wyatt, Katheryn, after telling Jim to go into the house, is tearfully reunited with Hanna and wants her to return to work for her. Hanna agrees, but only after she gets Benny settled in.
Wyatt CryerAaron O'Connell[9]Wyatt Cryer is the son of Jim and Katheryn. In the first episode, it's learned that Wyatt is so incorrigible in his vices that he's on his third stint in rehab for drug abuse and alcoholism.[6] Wyatt's current rehabilitation program is run by the Harrington family and is on an outpatient basis on the condition that he is monitored on a 24/7 by Jeffrey Harrington.[6] Very hostile and ill-natured about this arrangement, Wyatt is constantly copping attitude and making snippy remarks, even in moments in which his redeeming sides are shown.[6] In his redeeming moments, Wyatt has shown that he'll take up for those whom he considers his friends, such as Jeffrey. In general, however, Wyatt is hostile towards Jeffrey and knows that he's gay. Wyatt also suspects his father of having an affair with Candace. Often, Wyatt spews innuendos at Candace over this, making insinuations as to her lust for older men. Wyatt's father, on the other hand, is able to subjugate him with his regular tough, sometimes even abusive treatment of Wyatt, deterring Wyatt from confronting him on these matters. In the season one finale, Wyatt informs Jeffrey in a cutting and unsparing manner that he's neither gay nor bisexual and not interested in him. Following that, he gets strung out on heroin. While intoxicated, he is involved in a fatal hit and run which kills a six-year-old girl named Lizzie and critically injures Hanna's son, Benny, leaving him on life support. Wyatt is eventually arrested for vehicular homicide (Lizzie's death) after confessing to the hit-and-run, which shows that he does have more of a conscience than his corrupt father, and Katheryn decides and compels Jim that he should be held responsible for his actions and not to protect him anymore.
Amanda CryerJaclyn Betham[9]Amanda Cryer is Jim and Katheryn's naïve college-aged daughter who is friends with her father's mistress, Candace.[6] To date, Amanda is unaware that Candace was her father's mistress. Amanda has had issues with self-harm and suicide in the past, having engaged in cutting herself. It has been hinted in the series that the reasons for Amanda's battles with self-harm may stem from some traumatic sex abuse incident from her distant past, involving Wyatt and a priest. Compounded with this, she was raped by one of her law school professors in episode 12: "In Recovery." Amanda is portrayed as very fragile, self-doubting and unassertive, lacking self-confidence and afraid to speak up for herself. She is also portrayed as innocent, unsuspecting, and naive. Despite her suicidal past and self-doubting nature, Amanda is also bright, cheery, warm, affable, and easy to talk to. Currently, Amanda, with Candace's support, is suing her parents for her inheritance from her grandfather Hardgraves. It has also recently been revealed that Amanda has some very deep-seated emotional/psychological problems that she must take medication for. Resulting from this problem, her temperament can become touchy, mercurial and even nutty. As she has recently been stalking her former law professor who raped her—going so far as stabbing him out in the open and in broad daylight in their most recent encounter—her problems are grim enough to the point that she's nearing an emotional breakdown. Presently, Amanda's mental problems are getting progressively worse and she went and purchased a gun, possibly to use on her former law professor, and also perhaps her parents.

The Harrington family

CharacterActorDescription
Veronica HarringtonAngela Robinson[9]Although refined, composed and classy on the surface, Veronica is actually highly snobbish, vicious, catty, manipulative, tyrannical and hell-bent underneath it all. Obdurately, she has proven to be set in her bigoted and diabolic ways. She uses her trenchant, stinging expression and cunning to get her way. Veronica has proven herself a success story who has lived a rags to riches life: she started out in poor, struggling circumstances, living from the dangerous projects, which speaks to her self-proclaimed "tough hood" side; however, through hard work and determination, she has fought her way up into luxury and the elite. Adding to her advancements in life, Veronica is a recovered alcoholic—her alcoholism spawning from an abortion she feels has haunted her throughout her whole life. She later started up the drug rehab program that Wyatt's enrolled in. Although Veronica's from South Side, Chicago, she is Ivy League educated. Further, she had a stint as a practicing attorney from which she drew an indomitable and highly proficient reputation. It is in this forum where Veronica's sharp intelligence is portrayed as intimidating and formidable. She gains Hanna's favor after helping Benny through a legal predicament, a job which Veronica reluctantly took up for free at Katheryn's request. Katheryn informed Hanna that Veronica "owes her big time" for some unmentioned act. Veronica has expressed vitriolic intolerance of her son Jeffrey's homosexuality, often reducing him to feelings of grief and sorrow. As examples, she has harassingly instructed Jeffrey to find a girlfriend; she has sabotaged Jeffrey's relations with Wyatt; she has impassionedly told Jeffrey that she rather the survival of her sons that didn't make it due to an abortion and miscarriages than a homosexual like himself; she has asserted that Jeffrey's being gay is a punishment from God; etc. As of the second season, Veronica's controlling behavior, intolerance, and overall devilry has gotten so extreme that it's prompted her husband, David, to move out of their home until she changes her ways.
David HarringtonPeter Parros[9]David Harrington is the grim, gravelly-voiced husband of Veronica and father of Jeffrey. He is a judge and is also Jim Cryer's business partner and friend. He spends most of his time trying to clean up Jim's messes and cover up for his (Jim's) extramarital affairs as his career path is currently aligned with Jim's. As a result of trying to clean up Jim's messes at every other turn, David has gotten himself into serious plights and predicaments of his own. Most notably, in an effort to frame Candace to avenge Jim, David unintentionally ended up framing Candace's brother and Hanna's son, Benny. Consequently, Benny was arrested and incarcerated for drug possession, which resulted in a large, complex mess that David was on the receiving end of. David has once implicitly admitted to having extramarital affairs but this has not as of yet been a focus of the program. However, when asked by Maggie in season 2, he denies ever having an affair. Though in one episode, Veronica did suspect David of having an affair with Candace, this was later invalidated. She later accused David of having an affair with Maggie, but this was also invalidated. David frequently admonishes Veronica whenever he perceives her behavior as getting out of line, such as in the case of her bigotry towards their gay son, Jeffrey. In contrast to Veronica, David has shown acceptance of their son Jeffrey and disapprobation and shame of his wife.
Jeffrey HarringtonGavin Houston[9]Jeffrey Harrington is David and Veronica's son. Jeffrey is Wyatt's 24/7 substance abuse counselor in the Harrington family's drug rehab program.[6] Much to Wyatt's displeasure, Jeffrey's counseling is full of preachy remarks and frequent urgings for Wyatt to open up about his feelings. A topical matter in the series has been Jeffrey's sexual orientation. Closeted throughout much of the first season, Jeffrey spends most of his time immersed in his job of monitoring Wyatt. Although the two grew up with each other, Jeffrey finds that the more time he spends with Wyatt, the more he seemed to develop feelings for him. Still, Jeffrey struggles to remain the consummate professional and suppresses his attraction to Wyatt while in the presence of others but not before attempting to thwart every plan that Wyatt had to reconcile with his ex-girlfriend, Laura. Unbeknownst to Jeffrey, Wyatt already strongly suspected Jeffrey of being gay [before Jeffrey came out] and as a result would oftentimes be needlessly snappish and hostile towards him. Although suspected by almost everyone close to him, Jeffrey doesn't come out about his sexuality until the final episode of the first season, "No More Hiding". In this episode, Jeffrey desperately brings the matter to his parents' attention which results in a compassionate reaction from his father and a harshly disapproving and disappointed reaction from his mother, Veronica. In the second season, he gains the support of Candice; and also gains an admirer from afar in a man named Landon, who works for the campaign manager of his dad's friend, Jim Cryer. Presently, Jeffrey is considering an interest in Landon, despite his mother's constant hatred of his lifestyle and her constant manipulations (even going so far as to have him thrown in jail, and ordering her son to have a dinner date with a woman that he doesn't want to be with).

The Have Nots[edit]

The Young family & Celine

CharacterActorDescription
Candace YoungTika Sumpter[9]Candace is Hanna's estranged daughter, Benny's younger half-sister, and Jim's latest mistress who's less than half his age.[6] Candace is portrayed as a roguish, crafty jezebel with a very presumptuous, saucy and nervy attitude.[6] Often, Candace subjugates others through her many forms of manipulation; extortion; low blows; and dirt she's able to obtain on people.[6] Unprincipled and unscrupulous, Candace has pulled many cons; has acted as a prostitute and a mistress; has engaged in elaborate forms of blackmail; etc. Candace also has redeeming qualities about her however, such as her genuine love and concern for her brother, Benny, and friend Amanda. In addition, she is very gay-friendly and has assisted Jeffrey through his struggles in dealing with his mother's anti-gay behaviors. She has expressed a discontentment with growing up with nothing and the dysfunctional family life she feels was brought on by her mother's bad choices and sexual immoralities. Candace is covetous and aspiring of the wealth and riches that the Cryer family possesses. She will go to any and all lengths to partake in it. Most of Inauspiciously for Jim, Candace is also friends with his daughter, Amanda. Katheryn disdains Candace, insinuatingly labeling her as "Nine" [after the number of mistresses Jim has had]. Candace is guiding their [Katheryn and Jim's] daughter, Amanda, in suing them for her [Amanda] inheritance. Candace has also opened up to Jeffrey about how she learned her many artifices and maneuvers from a deceased mentor/close comrade of hers, who was a tranvestite. It has been revealed in the series that Candace has a baby whose whereabouts and status are unknown. The father of her baby is in prison. Candace's mother frequently harasses Candace to bring her this baby.
Hanna YoungCrystal Fox[9]Hanna Young is Benny and Candace's mother and the Cryer's maid.[6] She raised her two children as a single mother. Hanna is very soulful, religious, grandmotherly, persevering and compassionate.[6] Haggard and long-suffering, she often displays the effects of overwhelming stress, overwork, and worry in her behavior. Still and all, she is very much a trouper who's uncomplaining, assiduous, and always hard-working. Compounded with this, Hanna is also trustworthy and reliable and can be confided in about anything. This has won her the respect of her superiors and even a close bond with her boss Katheryn. Hanna is often confronted with many hardships and obstacles, but she has relied on her strong Christian faith to pull through. Hanna has an unprincipled distant past with regards to her sexual behavior. For example, she knowingly had sex with a married man to give birth to Benny and a one night stand to give birth to Candace. She maintains, however, that God has long forgiven her, rendering this all null and void in her mind. Thick-skinned and even-tempered, Hanna is typically slow to offense and anger. Though the two people she shows no patience for is her daughter, Candace, and Benny's absentee father, Tony, treating the both of them with great amounts of venom and vituperation. Hanna regularly shows deep-seated disgust with Candace because of her [Candace] unethical choices and sexual immoralities. Because of Hanna's own sexual immoralities and constant emotional and physical abuse especially of her daughter, she often comes across as sanctimonious and holier-than-thou. Hanna is deeply proud of her son, Benny, because of his more upright choices and hard work ethic. Hanna is currently in contention with Tony about keeping Benny on life support after the hit and run accident. Also she has fallen prey to her evil employer, Jim Cryer, who abuses his power as a criminal courts judge, and has her falsely arrested and jailed, to knowingly hide his collusion with keeping Wyatt out of jail for the hit and run death of a little girl named Lizzie and the injury of her son, Benny, due to the fact that she is falsely accused of moving Benny from the county hospital. Hanna quits her job as a housekeeper in the Cryer home due to Jim's conniving, and later reunites with her best friend, Katheryn who wants her to come back to her job as her housekeeper. Hanna agrees but only after Benny is settled in.[6]
Benjamin "Benny" YoungTyler Lepley[9]Benjamin Young is Hanna's son and Candace's older half-brother. He operates a tow truck company. In comparison to his conniving sister, he is less prone to cause trouble for his mother. Benny is personable, dutiful, and hard-working. He's tough in areas of his demeanor and shows strong love and caring for his family. Benny's often caught in the middle of his mother's and Candace's acrimonious relationship with each other.[6] Despite the fact that his mother has completely given up on Candace, Benny still shows he loves and believes in Candace.[6] Secretly behind his mother's back, Benny has close ties to Candace and keeps in contact with her. This involvement in Candace's affairs has landed Benny in prison. In the episode "No More Hiding," Benny sharply called out his mother for her treatment of Candace, reminding Hanna that she has a colorful history of sexual immoralities. It is also in this episode that Benny learns that his father is Tony and shames his mother upon discovering this for keeping that information from him. In the season one finale, Benny is changing a tire when he is run down by a strung out Wyatt Cryer, which leaves him in a coma and on life support. He is ultimately removed from life support and supposedly passes away, leaving his mother and sister to grieve him. However, it is revealed that he still has some brain activity that means he is still alive after being moved to a private hospital from the county general hospital (which was revealed to have been the doing of Hanna's former employer and still her friend, Katheryn Cryer, who also pays the bill for Benny's hospital stay, again without Jim knowing).
Celine GonzalesEva Tamargo[9]Celine Gonzales is another maid in the Cryer home and ex-friend of Hanna Young.[6] Celine was originally depicted as a very down-to-earth, well-informed (and sometimes gossipy) woman who would oftentimes divulge useful inside information to Hanna. However, as time moved on and Hanna appeared to become closer to Katheryn Cryer and gain favor within the Cryer household, Celine's demeanor changed and she began to take on a more jealous, bullying and antagonistic attitude, especially towards Hanna. Prior to the dissolution of their friendship, Celine reveals through conversation with Hanna that she is currently married to a man named Humberto and that the marriage is troubled and distant, if not all together dysfunctional. Despite her marriage, Celine happens to be another one of Jim's former mistresses and due to a lack of knowledge of Jim's infatuation with Candace, she has continually tried to rekindle her relationship with Jim. Each of her attempts to seduce him have been met with rejection which also adds to her aggravation. Because of her history with Jim, Katheryn disdains Celine and refers to her as "Four", the number she comes up among Jim's list of mistresses—in similar fashion to the way she refers to Candace as "Nine." Katheryn has stated that she allows Celine to stick around under employment as she revels in the grief she suffers from Jim's rejections. Though in the seasons 2 episode "Family Issues," the two seem to have their first confrontation when Katheryn sharply calls out Celine for only pretending to telephone Hanna so as to get her [Hanna] into trouble with Katheryn. Katheryn informs that she's well aware of Celine's shenanigans towards her friend in more ways than one and that she'll be fired if she keeps it up. However, Celine shuts down Katheryn by letting her know that she won't be firing her what with how much she values her reputation and all the information she [Celine] has on her [Katheryn] family, information that she would not hesitate in using as blackmail. Of late, Celine enjoys needling Katheryn, which is pushing her to her limits, and has ordered her to leave, blackmail or no. It is revealed that she and Jim have a son named Carlos.

Ratings and broadcast history[edit]

Ratings and broadcast history[edit]

The Have and the Have Nots premiered on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at 9/8c on the Oprah Winfrey Network.[4] The Have and the Have Nots is the first scripted television series to air on OWN.[10] Both the show's first and second episodes aired back to back on its premiere night. Each episode of the series runs for an hour (42 minutes plus commercials).

The Haves and the Have Nots set a record for OWN, scoring the highest ratings ever for a series premiere on the network.[11][12] During the show's first season, The Haves and the Have Nots received numerous widely publicized series highs in ratings, including with its July 30 episode, its August 6 episode,[13][14] its August 13 episode,[15] its August 27 episode, and most notably with its season 1 finale on September 3.[16] The season 1 finale of The Haves And the Have Nots was the third most watched telecast in OWN history, bested only by an interview with Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina and episodes of Oprah’s Next Chapter featuring Lance Armstrong.[17]

Within its first season alone, Variety had recognized The Haves and the Have Nots as "OWN's most popular series to date."[18] Also within only its first season, The Haves and the Have Nots had been critically acclaimed as being "one of OWN’s biggest success stories with its weekly dose of soapy fun, filled with the typical betrayals, affairs, manipulations and a bitch slap or two."[19] Recognizing the show's increasing popularity, OWN renewed the drama series for a 2nd season midway into the first season. The 2nd season was originally to consist of 16 episodes and bring the series to 32 in total by the completion of season 2;[20] however on August 21, it was announced that the network had ordered 4 additional episodes for the 2nd season, which will bring the series to 36 episodes in total by season 2's completion.[21]

Season 2 of The Haves and the Have Nots premiered on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.[22] Continuing on with its ratings records from season 1, the show debuted its 2nd season with series and network high ratings.[23] Since then as season 2 has progressed, the soap has achieved several more series highs. On February 4, 2014, in fact, the drama series came in as the most watched television program in all of cable television with an estimated 3.4 million viewers.[24] Among all of OWN programming since the network's January 2011 debut, only a March 2012 Oprah’s Next Chapter interview with Bobbi Kristina has drawn more viewers (3.5 million) than the February 4, 2014 episode of The Haves and the Have Nots.[25] The Haves and the Have Nots episode in question is "Why Didn't You Tell Me?" On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, however, the season 2 finale of The Haves and the Have Nots set a record for all of OWN programming, scoring the highest ratings in the station's history. The record-breaking episode brought in 3.6 million viewers, surpassing the 3.5 million that tuned in for Oprah Winfrey's interview with Bobbi Kristina.[25] Not only was the episode the most watched broadcast in all of OWN history but it came in at number 1 among all of cable television and number 4 among all shows on television for its airing night.[24]

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