Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots will conclude after its current eighth season on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
The network announced this week that the series will end its run with episode 196.
“To say it took off from the first day it hit the air is an understatement,” OWN CEO Oprah Winfrey said in a statement. “I thank Tyler, the incredible cast, the tireless crew and every single viewer who watched with bated breath each week and tweeted along with us these past eight years. I will be watching alongside you all during this final season.”
The Haves and the Have Nots was OWN’s first scripted drama when it premiered in 2013. The series stars John Schneider, Tika Sumpter, Angela Robinson, Renee Lawless, Crystal Fox, Peter Parros, Tyler Lepley, Gavin Houston, Aaron O’Connell, Brett Davis and Brock Yurich.
Following the announcement, Crystal Fox tweeted: “For EVERY one of you that have hung with us or left & continued to check back in since 2013, THANK YOU! From the depths of my heart & from the struggles I’ve faced to persevere while hoping/ believing I might have something to share that YOU would want to tune in for!”
The series tells the story of the complicated relationships between the wealthy and powerful Cryer and Harrington families of Savannah, Georgia and their domestic workers.
The drama just aired its mid-season finale on Jan. 12, and will return with its final episodes in May.
The Haves and the Have Nots is produced for OWN by Tyler Perry Studios and created, written and executive produced by Tyler Perry.