One of Jim's arch-enemies is assistant District Attorney, Jennifer Sallison.
An heiress, Katheryn was born into one of Savannah's oldest and wealthiest families, considered to be old-money (her father was also revealed to be an alcoholic during an argument with Jim).
The premise of the series is based on Perry's 2011 play The Haves and the Have Nots.
The show premiered on May 28, 2013 on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Jim has a gruff, abrasive nature about him and can be headstrong and obstinate in getting things done.
Highlighting Jim's dirtiness, he has knowingly covered for his son Wyatt's constructive manslaughter of a 6-year-old girl and serious injury of Hanna's son Benny.
Jim's power plays and abuse are generally used when desperate times call for desperate measures.
All of the main characters in the program have proven to be devious, immoral, vile, or at least nasty in their behaviors at one point or another, if not regularly.
The show's cast is multiracial: one of the upper class families are Caucasian American and the other is African American; the poor family is also African American; in addition to this, there is a poor maid who's Hispanic.
Jim is incorrigible and always seems to submit to his vices and negative ways.
While Jim is harsh and rough in his parenting of Wyatt (who seems to have the scruples that his father lacks), he's more gentle and tactful in his parenting of his daughter Amanda, because of how "fragile" he perceives her to be.