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From prolific, writer, director, producer Tyler Perry, The Haves and the Have Nots is a new television drama that follows the complicated dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer family and the hired help who work in their opulent mansion set in Savannah, Georgia.

From the outside, the Cryers are the enviable face of success and wealth, but behind the veil the family’s dysfunction threatens to destroy their world of privilege. Cryer family patriarch Jim Cryer (John Schneider) is a powerful judge whose double-life, including tawdry affairs with high-priced escorts, puts his family and political ambitions at risk. His wife, Katheryn Cryer (Renée Lawless), is the ultimate matriarch portraying a loving and dutiful wife, but she is willing to do anything to protect her family’s status. Their son Wyatt (Aaron O’Connell) is a troubled angry jock who cares little for his own image and finds himself in and out of rehab. His sister Amanda (Jacyln Betham), a struggling law student, tries harder to live up to her parents’ expectations, but unknowingly has befriended a scurrilous young woman, Candace Young, with the power to ruin the entire family.

Hanna Young (Crystal Fox) is the Cryer’s maid and the matriarch of her family. Despite having no money, she has found other types of wealth through religion and virtue. She prides herself on her dutiful son Benny (Tyler Lepley), the glue who helps keep the family together. Hanna does have one dark secret, however, her estranged daughter Candace (Tika Sumpter)—a manipulative opportunist who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

Other characters in the series include the Cryer’s chef Celine (Eva Tamargo), their wealthy friends Veronica (Angela Robinson) and David Harrington (Peter Parros), and son Wyatt’s rehabilitation counselor, Jeffery Harrington (Gavin Houston).

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  • dianne Washington

    I just read the "Shocked Viewer" comment and had to ask myself "did I write that and forgot that I had?" I was just chatting with some friends - all very discriminating about how we give our time to TV. We found the first season of Haves to be quite well done. However last season totally wasted our time. One actress's lines for the entire season were "eeney, meany, miney, mo" and then a gunshot. Another actor woke up out of a coma and spent the entire season in the kitchen with his mother! Some actors had one change of clothing for the whole season - really?? We felt insulted by the season and don't plan to watch the next one but please respect your viewers' time enough to deliver quality entertainment and not simply string them along while they contribute to your ratings.

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  • Keyon Johnson Sumter, South Carolina

    Hello Mr, Perry. My name is Keyon Johnson and my whole life I dreamt of being a actor. I love every movie you have and I would love to have a opportunity to work with you on some projects. I don't really have the experience to act but I am taking some classes. I really hope you get my message and get back to me as soon as possible. I would love to hear from you. I am currently a freshman at Morris College in Sumter South Carolina. I am from Chicago. I am 18 years old. I really hope I get this opportunity, it would a wonderful and enjoyable experience to live out my dream with my role model. I love all of your work and I really love The Haves and the Have Nots. that is my favorite show. I cant wait for the new season in January. I really am waiting on God to let this experience happen for me because I want to make my family proud to see me on TV living my dream. Even though my dad is not here I am sure he would be proud to see that as well. Thanks for your time, cant wait to hear from you. God Bless.

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  • tina taylor pensacola

    I absolutely love the show. I don't get to watch the episodes and have searched high and low to buy the series on DVD or bluray Is there anyway we can make this possible? Pleaaaseee! -huge fan

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  • Nikkie Jordan Decatur, GA

    Tyler i love this series and everything else that you have done. Me and my father-in-law both love this series and drop everything wr are doing to make sure we are watching! Since i just recently moved to Atlanta i hope to be able to witness a taping if that is possible. Congratulations on your success and new baby! You sre a true inspiration to those that kept their faith in God. Thank you.

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  • Howie Kemper Johnson City, TN

    I'm absolutely in love with this show and all the cast. Things on the show are now getting HOTTER and JUICIER than ever and I'm so glad that me, my family and church family haven't missed one single episode of both seasons. We are so looking forward for third season...we are so looking forward to it that we even MARKED IT ON OUR CALENDARS AND EVERYTHING ELSE!!! We are, like, your biggest superfans in the world. Keep up the good work, Tyler, and we can't wait to get your new play "Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned" on DVD when it comes out in November.

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  • GaIslandGirl Richmond,Indiana/ Jekell Island Georgia

    I absolutely love this show! It is well written and one of the best soaps I have watched in a very long time. It is more relatable than those soaps you see in the afternoons. The actors are perfectly matched for each character. Tyler Perry has out done his self once again! I can not wait for the new season to start! The anticipation is driving me crazy! Please keep the shows and movies coming Tyler (Perry), but Don't you Dare think of ending this series anytime soon! I would like to see this go on like the day time soaps which are in my opinion no where near real life or relatable to anything in the daily life of REAL people! Tyler Perry has a true gift from God! Write on Tyler (Perry) Write on. :)

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  • Shannon Velasquez United States

    I love love love this show and all the characters! I cannot wait for January! I happened upon it one night and just got caught up in it and been watching it ever since and have not missed ONE episode. Keep up the great work!

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  • d. sharpe new hampshire

    OMG...this is the best weekly series drama on TV. I don't usually watch these kinds of shows, but I am hooked! Wish there was not so much down time between seasons. I think this is Tylers best show on OWN!!!

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  • Nita Memphis, TN

    I love the show... and have been anticipating its return. I want to know who was shot, if anyone. Please come back before January. The anticipation is too great!!

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  • mina kampala

    love all u Nine u rock ma world

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  • Jonnyblaze Plymouth

    Love the show can't wait for return and I hope these new episodes will b more realistic and good drama like the first season, c'mon show writers!. John Plymouth, Ma.

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  • Murff Michigan

    When will the series , The HAVES and the HAVE NOTS , go on sale please?

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