Reports say that OWN's series The Haves And the Have Nots will officially end after season 8. According to Deadline, the final episodes will end in May, with the midseason finale airing this week.
Tyler Perry's The Haves and The Have Nots premiered in May 2013 as the network’s first scripted drama and one of the network’s highest-rated shows. During its run, the series averaged nearly 3 million viewers and consistently ranked among the Top 2 scripted cable series among African American women and total viewers during all seven seasons.
Oprah Winfrey said in a statement, “'The Haves and the Have Nots' was the first scripted drama we aired on OWN, 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. I will be watching alongside you all during this final season.”