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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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  • P. Ferrell Oklahoma

    As an older citizen I do believe that the HAHN is the best series that I have seen since the original Lonesome Dove. Also there are several actors I do enjoy . Mr. Crier was wonderful in transitioning from "Dukes" to HAHN. Jeffery is one of the HOTTES men on the show. Even though he portrays a g** man which is okay by me he is eye candy to a lot of people. Thanks Tyler Perry job well done. Oh yes I wish it wasn't on OWN I am sick and tired of having OPRAH shoved down our throats. Yes she is talented and richer than God but enough is enough.

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    • jackie wilson nc #2162522

      no one in this world will ever be richer than God

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  • Vangie California

    Love the Haves and Haves Nots. When is the new episodes coming to TV?

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  • Valeria NJ

    Dear Mr. Tyler Perry, I am so proud of you and your achievements and your honesty and courage. I am just a little ol' senior citizen who particularly loved to watch The Have and The Have Nots. Cable has gotten too expensive for me and I was wondering if you could possibly make Own available on Hulu or Roku or an app. ? Or an individual pay channel similar to what CBS is doing so all of your golden age fans can see the shows...Thank you in advance for giving me the privilege to contact you...stay Blessed, Valeria

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  • Lois Mascotte, FL

    One of the finest pieces of acting I have EVER seen was Hanna, in the hospital's chapel, as she begged, bargained, and accepted whatever plan her Lord had for Bennie. That one scene is what keeps me coming back. Crystal Fox is amazing.

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  • Neecy

    Can you put The Haves and the Have Nots on DVD? I would like to own this show! Also, please put If Loving You Is Wrong, Love Thy Neighbor, and For Better or Worse on DVD! I will buy! PLEASE! :)

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  • Cynthia Clark United States

    Hello Mr. Perry, I was wondering where I might purchase DVDs of HAHN and ILUIW. I would like to purchase all the seasons from both shows. My aunt will be 77 years old in December, I would like to get them for her to see. I have told her about the shows and how I have enjoyed every episode. She does not have cable. I would like purchase DVD's for myself also, Mr. Tyler. Thank you for your response and time.

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  • N.K. Tucson, Arizona

    I am a TP/OW fan and that's why I tuned in for HAHN series premier. I stayed tuned in week after grueling week hoping beyond hope that the poor level of production was simply a glitch that no one behind the scenes noticed. Surely the lighting, the script, the music, etc., would begin to show signs of life and rise to a level of quality viewing. Well finally, beginning with season 4, life found a way! Thank you to all of the wonderful actors who sacrificed their reputations to hang in there! HAHN is now a must-see in my book. Yes, suspend any need for realism relative to law and order. This is soap to the max and I'm lovin' it! SOMEONE took a page out of Shonda's playbook. Hang on to your hats for January, 2016. Thank you TP and OW - HAHN has risen!

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  • Quay1415 Macon ,Georgia

    OMG..... THIS IS THE BEST SHOW EVER IM A BIGGEST FANN

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  • Marianne Green Modesto California

    This is probably my favorite show I would be embarrassed to tell you how many times I've replayed the episodes waiting for the next one it touches all problems in our country at 1 time it keeps me on the edge of my seat I'm getting mad because I don't get to find out everything in one episode lol please keep this show on the air Oprah made a good choice by bringing Perry riding in the her network if loving you is wrong is also pretty good my dream would be to watch this show live if that ever was possible the haves and the have nots number one show for at least as far back as I can remember for me

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  • Anthony M. Johnson Fort Lauderdale FL

    One of my all time favorite shows my favorite character would have to be Jeffrey I love Jeffrey I love everything you stand for have I can meet Jeffrey and just tell him my story that would be great keep up the good work Tyler

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    • Misha Span #2157227

      Does anyone know where I can buy this on DVD??

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  • Colette Florida

    Love that show. Tyler Perry you are magical

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  • Richonda New Jersey

    I am on the edge of my seat as most of your viewers. I can't wait until 2016. Mr. Tyler Perry, you are the best at what you do. Everything you produce or have your hands in is "AMAZING". Keep up the good work and God bless you.

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