TV Line: After eight seasons of murder and mayhem, blackmail and bats–t crazy, The Haves and the Have Nots is coming to an end. When Tyler Perry’s OWN primetime soap returns for the back half of Season 8 in May, those eight episodes will be series’ last, our sister site Deadline reported Tuesday.
“The Haves and the Have Nots was the first scripted drama we aired on OWN,” noted Oprah Winfrey, “and to say it took off from the first day it hit the air is an understatement. It’s all due to one man’s creativity and very vivid imagination, a man I refer to as my ‘big little brother,’ Tyler Perry.
“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,” she concluded. “I will be watching alongside you all during this final season.”