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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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  • Victoria Chirwa Zimbabwe

    Dear Mr Perry l realy enjoy all of your movies and commedy keep up your good work.

  • Maxine Elam United States

    I love the plots and that it's a soap type of show, but don't let Hana's son die, he one of the good ones

  • Mary Jones Arkansas

    Dear Mr. Perry I love all your shows ,but I just had to tell you that the haves and the have not's is one of the best shows that has come out in a long time it's so good that I found myself praying alone with Hanna for benny for just one minute I forgot it was make believe. thanks and keep up the good work

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  • Angela Winston Salem, NC

    Hello, I would like DVD of Tyler Perry have and have not's TV show, where can I get them?

  • Jane Howard Bryant Louisville Kentucky

    Dear Mr. Perry I really enjoy watching The Have and the Have Not I watch it over and over again but I just want to know why is it taking you so long to show the last part of it , It is a real good series and I don,t want it to end but I know all good thing have to come to a end some time. I Love all of your movies and plays and I go to see your plays when I can or when I can afford it please don,t stop making movies and plays because everybody love your movies and plays even the hater. we love MaDea also when are going to come up with some thing new for Madea? We Love You Tyler keep up the good work. much love Mr. Perry



  • LINDA Sicklerville,NJ

    My mother and I started watching this when she came up to visit me when I was sick.When she got back home we would talk about it on the phone,well one day she got my dad to watch it ,and he was hooked..just no he do not watch anytype of shows only cowboys and indians shoot em up shows, he cant wait until it starts again.All that to say your doing a hella job.

  • Patricia Blackshire Country club Hills, Ill

    When will the TV show the Have & Have Nots return?

    • MJ FL #1900617

      Hi, The Haves And The Have Nots will resume on Jan,7th at 9pm est.

  • Thelma Moore Washington DC

    I truly enjoyed the play the have and the have nots but the mama role was overplayed. Jumping on the man's lap in front of her family demeaned her character to an all-time low

    • Anastasia Haynes Texas #1893341

      Hi Tyler my name is Anastasia, I am originally from Trinidad & Tobago. I never knew of anyone who make me laugh until my cheeks hurt like you!! Your Houston bound in January, I do wish I come see you!

  • Patricia Carty Hempstead New York

    Hello Tyler, I simply love "The Haves and The Have Nots". My summary so far is that everyone on teh show is a have as well as a have not. This show has allot of meaning to it. It is life!! You can't call me when the show comes on and please don't come over and think your goiung to talk during the show. This is a no no!! Can't wait for the return of the show. Keep up the good work. You are one talented man Mr. Perry!! Sincerely, Pat

  • Marlene Tucker Duluth, GA

    Hi Tyler. I hope you cast a new character (me). I sat next to the Cryers and Harringtons in the scene recently filmed in October for Season 2. I was thinkinggggggggggggggggggg...maybe you can build me in as either the sister of Veronica or one of the girlfriends of both Katherine and Veronica. I could bring it and from what was fimed...it would flow beautifully!!!! You will know who I am by looking at my presence as an Extra in the recent scenes filmed in October. Give me a reason to retire.... I am so close and ready to pursue my dream of working with you on a major sitcom. Plus I can sing the helleerrrrrr out of Amazing Grace, There's a Leak in This Old Building, Great is thy faithfulness, For This I give you praise, and He's a Wonder!! . Love ya! Muahhhh!!!

  • augustine larry Flint Michigan

    i really enjoyed your plays but the have and the have not's has a song that really touched my heart sung by miss patrice lovely i call your name brought me to tears i really felt where she was coming from i enjoy her and all the cast members . but miss patrice touches my soul when ever she sings she really and truely delivers god's presents . keep on doing what you're doing MR. Tyler perry you are amazing & we love you all.

The Haves and The Have Nots - Tuesdays at 9/8c on OWN