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Our story opens very early on a Monday morning, at the home of Grandma Hattie Mae. Hattie has allowed her daughter and son in law to move into her home with their son Wallie. The morning silence is broken by the ring of the telephone. Hattie is afraid to answer. The bank has given her three days to pay up the mortgage, or the struggling family will be evicted. Tensions are rising for Frank who feels responsible as the man of the house. Frank has been out of work for months, causing the family to be supported by the sole income of Rose who works as a maid for a wealthy real estate giant, Louis Willis.

After months of avoiding phone calls from the bank, Frank finally gets a break when Louis hires him to be a handyman at the Willis estate. Rose is elated that her prayers have finally been answered. Frank is cautiously optimistic, but excitedly prepares for his new job as a handyman. That morning at the Willis home, Floyd, played by Palmer Williams Jr., is hilariously negative about Rose allowing Frank to work for the wealthy couple. Floyd is convinced that Louis’ much younger wife, Diane, will snatch Frank right from under Rose’s nose.

It soon becomes painfully clear that Floyd’s madness was not craziness at all. Diane goes after Frank the moment she sees him. Rose is completely unaware of the depths to which her boss Diane will stoop when trying to satisfy her insatiable appetite for strapping young men. While Rose and Frank consume themselves with saving the home that Hattie has lived in for over thirty years, Wallie has been deeply affected by the fears of being homeless. Only Hattie is aware that Wallie has been running the streets at night. It is not until Wallie is arrested for shoplifting that Rose discovers that her honor roll son has decided to walk a different path.

Frank and Wallie finally face off when Frank overhears his son lashing out about how Frank is a sorry husband and father. Wallie has learned on the streets that all men have a side hustle, and are always able to support their families. It is a bitter pill to swallow when Frank realizes that his son has lost respect for him, and blames him for the family’s impending doom.

It is under these circumstances that the struggling family will have to pray for a miracle when their worlds begin to spiral out of control. Hattie, an old woman who has survived a mountain of challenges, finds herself more afraid than she has ever been. Rose, the strong and virtuous matriarch of her family, stands firmly on her faith when she tells Hattie that she has to meet God for the first time. At the end of her rope, Hattie lifts her arms in a miraculous and desperate show of faith and power. It will take both of the women to battle the principalities coming against their family unit.

Meanwhile Frank is put in a treacherous situation when Diane maligns Rose with lies and deceit, while offering to write a check to Frank in exchange for sexual favors. Frank is tested like never before when he is presented by an opportunity to save his family by betraying the sacred relationship he has with his wife.

Frank’s impeccable character lifts him out of the situation in time to discover that Wallie has become a money making drug dealer. When Frank finally discovers the stacks of cash and drugs, he is ready to give everything he has to fight for his son’s life. Wallie has been so brainwashed by the streets that it will take the strength and love of a tough father to win the heart of his son back to the principles he was raised with.

It almost appears that Diane may have been successful in breaking up a happy home when Louis finally sees his young wife for what she is. Troubled by the truth, Louis must make the hardest decision he has ever had to make. Seeing the love that Frank and Rose have for one another, Louis intervenes to help the couple who are about to lose everything they have. In doing so, Louis experiences firsthand the power and the beauty of a family’s love.

Tyler Perry’s “The Haves And The Have Nots” is a powerful story of love and honor told with honesty and brutal truth. The show features powerful new music written by Tyler Perry, and a cast of extraordinary singers and actors who make the evening a heartfelt experience. Hattie, played by Patrice Lovely, and Palmer Williams Jr. as Floyd offer up enough laughs to keep audiences chucking for the rest of the year.

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  • kim scott detroit.mi

    Tyler Perry im into the have and have nots I love the show I could play a role I'm a bit of a diva myself if and when you're casting I would love to be apart of the show love u Tyler muah.

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  • Helen Philadelphia, pa

    I love the show. However, I get tired of the rape angles. To have an entire conversation after the rape was offensive. You spent approximately 5 mins on this scene. Is the girl that retarded? I'm not blaming the victim, just whoever thought this particular scene was ok to continue on for the time that it did.

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  • helen Nigeria

    This is a good production and more grease to your elbow Tyler . Lets not kid ourselves till forever some people will always feel they are better than another group of people no sentiments. The black girl who seems to be the major focus now is just one of those children who think the world owes them a favor. Get a grip girl do you know how many people desire a family that you have and do not appreciate. I feel sorry for your Mum and brother you took the wrong turn and their is a price to pay. Well I look forward to other episodes since we are not opportune to see the play live . All the best to the various Actors and Actress good cast. Well done.

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  • Sabrina Houston, Texas

    Tyler you will never be able to satisfy everyone! Continue to do as you have done: Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness...I absolutely love both shows but The Haves and the Have Nots is actually better than CBS' Y&R. I personally think that a new door has opened for you, as this has introduced a new style of talent for you. You've also successfully starred in new roles in movies that were probably not 100% in your comfort zone; but you still did an amazing job! When God is for you, it's more than the world against you! You are awesome and I pray for your continued success. Be blessed!

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  • Nene Alabama

    I have always prided myself on never getting caught up in soap operas. But I am absolutely stuck on the Haves and the Have Nots! I wish it came on more than one day a week, but I can keep my cool until the following week to see what crazy Candice is going to do next. She is fabulous! She acts while acting! Thanks for giving me something to look forward to at least one day of the week that is utterly entertaining! Oh yeah, forget the negative comments. Your true fans have been with you from the beginning and we love your work. Stay true to yourself Tyler!

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  • Sukaih Las Vegas

    I love the show and would love to know if they're having a play in Las Vegas. ..:-)

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  • Shedebe Texas

    I love the show... It is a modern day soap opera. The comments about the way the cast is portrayed is ridiculous....Its A SOAP OPERA..... One Life to Live, All My Children, Guiding Light...... Well now its the HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS....... A Soap Opera with a majority Black cast...... Just watch it and enjoy.... Like I do every week! TYLER and OPRAH what a wonderful combination. Keep up the good work!

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    • brandy #1853455

      I freaking love have and have nots.I stopped watching CBS YR for this show.It needs to be on five days a week in the place of the boring soaps.It reminds me of Dallas and Knots landing.I love myself some candace and the mother of the drug addict ,as well as Candace mother and the judge Candace is sleeping with most of all.Great job and can't wait for each episode.

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  • Reece South Africa

    Tyler Perry, we love you in South Africa. I look forward to this show airing on our screens...hopefully soon!

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  • Jake

    Tyler perry the have and the have nots come out next Tuesday July /9/13 you can get it at all stores and preorder. Now at Walmart. Or amazon now

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  • Elizabeh Jackson Adel,Ga

    I love the show, can't wait for it to come on every Tuesday. Which one of the cast members attended FAMU, in Tallahassee, Fl

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  • Puddin H. Forestville, MD

    This show is one of the best, I can't wait to see it every Tuesday. It ranks as number two on my favorite 25 shows. All I can say is BRAVO, BRAVO, and more BRAVO. Whenever award time rolls around Tika Sumpter needs to be a winner!

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  • jade New Jersey

    I was wondering when does the Have and the Have Not's Play come out on DVD or is it already out in stores

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