The release date for The Haves and the Have Nots season 4 — January 3, 2017
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of The Haves and the Have Nots season 4 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. OWN has scheduled the premiere date for a new season for January 3, 2017.
Production info and plot
The Haves and the Have Nots is an American prime time television soap opera. The series` creator, writer, executive producer and director is Tyler Perry with Tyler Perry Studios behind the production. The show was originally released on May 28, 2013, and the current third season has premiered on January 5, 2016. It is the first scripted television series to ever be released on Oprah Winfrey Network.
The storyline follows three families in Savannah, Georgia: two rich families – the Cryers and the Harringtons, and the destitute Young family. The main cast of the series is refreshingly diverse, the characters are well-developed, with skeletons in the closet and both positive traits and flaws. The story is a typical one for a soap, but an elaborate and thoughtful one.
Current season and renewal prospects
The series is the highest-rated program for the Oprah Winfrey Network ever. The second season is reported as being #1 in primetime original cable series in the African-American women demographic, as well as among all viewers. The second season finale attracted 3.7 million viewers, OWN`s highest rating ever. The third season picked up right where the second season left off, with high ratings and viewer praise. Season 3 part B, which resumed on June 21, 2016 after a 3-month hiatus, is still faring very well, and gives us no reason to worry about its future. Let`s note that the praise is not unanimous, and The Haves and the Have Nots has a mere 5.9/10 rating on IMDb, but the soap opera genre isn`t for everyone – just like any other genre. The show definitely has enough of a fan following to keep on going, so we should expect a renewal from OWN.
Season 3 recap
On September 6, 2016 the third season of OWN`s all-around hit primetime soap series The Haves and the Have Nots has concluded with the season`s biggest audience of 3.24 million total viewers. The #1 show of the night also scored a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo, and doing even better in P25-54(1.15), P50+(1.68) and F18-49 (1.23). Katheryn goes over the edge in the shocking season finale when Candace`s house is about to be searched by the police, with Jeffrey making frantic attempts to warn her of the impending search. More loose ends are picked up when Jim is confronted by Katheryn about Wyatt being raped in prison, Benny reveals the truth about Candace`s `lies` to Mitch, and so on, but all the action builds up to the point when Katheryn invites Veronica and Jennifer to her house, and cold-bloodedly shoots Jennifer, making it clear to Veronica that she has to make sure that Katheryn gets away with the murder of the District Attorney. While the series has not yet been officially commissioned for a fourth season yet, we can almost surely dismiss this as a technicality, as it is hard to imagine a network canceling a show this popular.
UPDATED November 15, 2016: Tyler Perry`s The Haves and the Have Nots is coming back in 2017 with the fourth season of the never-ending soapy tale of two rich Georgian families going about their complex lives, dealing with intricate intrigue and intertwining relationships. The new season on OWN will portray Jim Gryer facing new charges, Candace haunted by a crime committed long ago together with Jeffery and Hannah remaining the moral pillar for all those around her. Stay tuned, and we will let you know when the new season should be hitting the screens.
UPDATED December 3, 2016: The upcoming fourth season of Tyler Perry`s The Haves and the Have Nots now officially has a confirmed release date. The primetime soap series will return on January 3, 2017 at 9/8c, right after the holiday season wraps up. There are some questions that fans are really need answered in the highly anticipated fourth season, such as whether Quincy`s body will be discovered, and whether Candy will actually kill Oscar. Please sign up for our automatic reminders, and we`ll cue you in one day before the release date for The Haves and the Have Nots season 3.