Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots is a new television drama from the prolific writer, director and producer Tyler Perry. The show follows the complicated dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer family and the hired help who work in their opulent Savannah, Georgia, mansion. We recently caught up with iconic TV actor John Schneider who plays Cryer family patriarch Jim Cryer, a powerful judge whose double life, including tawdry affairs with high-priced escorts, puts his family and political ambitions at risk. Watch our exclusive interview, where John reveals how fast paced the shooting schedule was for this 16 episode series, and learn more about Tyler Perry's creative process as we peer behind the velvet curtain of the Cryer family and their dysfunctional deeds.

All-new episodes of The Haves and the Have Nots air Tuesday nights on OWN, continuing this week with Episode 1.03: "Beautifully Disfunctional"

B. Alan Orange