SNEAK PEEK: Being Bad Never Felt So Good on ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’

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Tuesday, January 6 is the day fans of OWN’s Tyler Perry‘s “The Haves and the Have Nots” have been waiting for: the much anticipated third season of the popular drama series premieres with all new episodes. In clips released by OWN highlighting the new season, the primetime soap promises that being bad never felt so good.

Season Three Trailer

TEASER TRAILER

“The Haves and the Have Nots” averaged over 3 million viewers during its second season and follows the complicated dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer and Harrington families and the Cryers’ hired help, including the less fortunate Young family.

Below is a synopsis of what viewers can expect during the new season:

Viewers last saw Jim Cryer (John Schneider) as he was carried away from his mansion in a revenge kidnapping perpetrated by his former mistress (and former captive) Candace Young (Tika Sumpter; “One Life to Live”). In the new season, the devastating consequences of the lies, betrayal, deceit and adultery come to fruition. Both the Cryer and Harrington families face personal tragedies that threaten their privileged status, as well as the political aspirations of Jim Cryer and David Harrington (Peter Parros). In the wake of the parents’ bad behavior, their children try to pick up the pieces of their own troubled lives—Jeffrey Harrington (Gavin Houston) fights to claim his identity as a gay man; Wyatt Cryer (Aaron O’Connell) faces his demons and Amanda Cryer’s (Jaclyn Betham) personal crisis comes to a shocking conclusion. Meanwhile, Candace continues her personal war against the two families that want her dead. And through the storm of destruction and self-sabotage, Candace’s mother and Cryer housekeeper Hanna Young (Crystal Fox) serves as a beacon of light, proving that virtue and faith can be more valuable than limitless material possessions. The series also stars Rene Lawless, Angela Robinson, Tyler Lepley and Eva Tamargo (“Passions”).

“The Haves and the Have Nots” is created, written, directed and executive produced by Tyler Perry and is produced for OWN by Tyler Perry Studios.

New episodes premieres Tuesday, January 6 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT.