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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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  • denny stone florida

    what a fantastic series well done I cant wait for the new one to come out..you do good work mr perry

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  • Marlene wilborn Chicago

    Tyler, you are extremely talented, you are a blessing to many as well as myself, you inspire people to strive for a better them, and to have faith in god and ourselves, I love you for giving as much as you get, be blessed Mr.Perry and continue to inspire

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  • Ray Adams Evansville, IN

    My wife and I just watched "The Haves and the Have Nots". WOW! Is all I can say. What a great message about faith in God in the hard times and the need for God in the good times. Great music and performing by all the actors and musicians. AMEN!

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  • tre memphis

    Tyler perry r u gonna put all ur songs thats un ur play r u gonna put those songs on a cd..

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  • Greg Memphis

    Will Have and Have Nots be on tour as a play? If so, will it come to Memphis?

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  • GwenieoutofDC hyattsville md

    Hey Tyler Could'nt wait to send you this email. Thanks for coming up with the HAHN! This is a wonderful show. Very Relatable, everyone is so convincing (except Amanda, too whinning, no back bone). Katherine is Powerful, Jim is Cowardly, Wyatt is Messed-up, Amanda is pityful, Hanna is Benevolent, Candice is Wicked, Benny is Angry, The Black Female Lawyer is My Girl, Her Husband is a Pushover, their son is so Sad, the White Maid is Trailer Trash, but I love The Have's and Have Not's. Can't wait till the New Season. Keep doing yo thang, my Blessed, Talented and Gifted Brotha.......We Love You. P.S - Keep Praising JESUS, Speaking in Tongues, Laying Hands and Sowing them Million Dollar Seeds......May GOD Bless You, as you stay Committed to HIM.....Proverbs 3:5-6

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  • Dawn Smothers Irmo SC

    Tyler I loved watching this show every Tuesday night. I just hate that i have to wait till January to see it again. I heard you say on the Steve Harvey show this morning that not justBenny got hit. You have an all time hit with this series. Good bye young and the restless, hello have and have nots.

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  • BETTY JEAN NORTH HOLLYWOOD CALIF

    TYLER THE HAVE AND HAVE NOTS ON OWN WAS OFF THE CHAIN TELL YOU GOT TO THE END WHAT WAS THAT ALL ABOUT IT COULD HAVE ENDED BETTER THAN THAT HANNAH'S SON GOT HIT BY A CAR DID HE DIE? THE BOY CAME OUT OF CLOSET TO HIS PARENTS WHAT HAPPEN TO CANDACE AND MR CRYER? DID THEY END UP TOGETHER AFTER ALL YOU NEED A PART 2 OF THIS STORY OTHERWISE IT WAS VERY VERY GOOD

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  • coco miam fl

    WOW! Thank you for this suspense show. Please make part 2 with bad girl Candace humbling herself down. Also, let mama Hannah sing her heart out. I need this suspense in a book.

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  • tamesha rickmon

    U are just incredible,and my ten yr old son ask me "mama why I dont have a Tyler Perry voice yet",smh he will watch your plays over and over again,thanks for being a inflyence in my childs life

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  • Charlotte St. Louis

    Tyler first of you did you job by ending the season on a jaw dropping cliff hanger. Opionion's if your interested, as other's have mentioned, all weak men. I guess 'Benny' will be the only strong man if you choose to let him live....You did a great job with Veronica. What a evil B**** specimen of a Mother. I hope she becomes of lousy drunk and sleep's a stranger. Good idea! Yes ? Lastly, I will not watch the show again if Benny dies :( LOVE YOU TYLER. :)

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    • Paula Chicago #1882575

      I too agree Bennie shouldn't die. Excellence and interesting show. I don't appreciate waiting until January, leaving me hanging sooooo long. Overall, you never disappoint me, certainly this is an example of what lies on the inside of a man...brilliance. Thank you. Paula j.

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  • Christie Omaha

    I love this show! Katherine and Veronica are brilliant in their roles. Keep up the good work I hope there is a season 2.

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