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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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  • MJ Spring, Tx

    OMG the show is outstanding. Cant wait until next season. You go Tyler Perry. Modern day Payton Place !!!

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  • Joanne Dunlap Glen Daniel, wv

    Love this show!! Hahn cannot COME BACK ON FAST ENOUGH!!

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  • Sandra Fayetteville

    The season finale it was nice but like wise you have myself and other viewers hanging once again Tyler Perry that's not kool if you start something finish it don't hold out for 6 months and then bring show back on let the series keep going that mean work extra hard so you don't have to keep putting this series off for the fans it is off the chain man just get better with the viewiing of the series you putting out there for people to see

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  • Sandra Fayetteville

    Mcgrady

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  • Melody Atlanta

    OMG Tyler Perry why did you do that to me!!!!! Last night season finale of the HAVE & HAVE NOTS was off the chain but you left me & other viewers I know on the edge of the couch or bed... I must say I LOVE LOVE this show you definitely left us wanting more but till Jan. 6, 2015 why why did you do us like that.....Can't wait for your new show on 9-9..... P.S. YOU KEEP MAKING THEM I WILL KEEP WATCHING... Avid Tyler Perry fan

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    • angel NY #1984671

      ...and therein lies the problem.....

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  • Grace VA

    I love watching the show but January is too far away.

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  • SHARON M HUNTER DETROIT

    We LOVE the show. Mr. Perry Please don't let David have sex with Maggie. It's so typical a black man cheats on his wife with a white woman, even though Veronica is a dirty low down woman & terrible mother. The shows proves what we know, the rich & powerful can get away with murder & treat people like scum. I thank Quincy for putting a beat down on Mr. NASTY Jim. If Wyatt dies from the gun shot he got what he deserves. You CAN'T get away with murder, "AN EYE FOR AN EYE". When will THE HAVES & HAVE NOTS be available for purchase on DVD?

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    • Lena Washington, DC #1984549

      Amen to that. I agree with her comment. Don't have him to be that week.

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    • Lena Washington, DC #1984550

      Amen to that. I agree with her comment. Don't have him to be that weak (correction from week), I guess I got excited and misspelled that wrong.

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    • carol monroe va. #1984625

      I cant tell you how much I agree with you....don't let that white woman be with David..please!!!

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  • Lisa

    I am in love with this show, and I cannot wait until January to find out what happened. Great job Mr. Perry!

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  • Maggie Michiga

    So unrealistic. Jim is attacked and no one called the police? Jim, a judge and candidate for governor, and this mansion has no security? Even Quincy climbing into bed with Veronica was unrealistic. Please get rid of the crazy Amanda. What does Veronica have on her son? The fact that Wyatt was driving his car? How does that put Jeffrey in jeopardy? Is she going To allege that he is an accessory to the crime? This whole story line involving this maid is so far fetched.

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    • Lisa #1984219

      Maggie, I do not think it is unrealistic for the Cryers not to call the police. Jim has enemies on the police force due to Wyatt, and the family is accustomed to covering up their misdeeds. Jim was probably planning something evil for Quincy before he was kidnapped.

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    • Rochelle Los Angeles, CA #1984963

      I agree, Maggie@ Veronica having the car. I NEVER understood what the big deal was about the car. Jeffrey wasn't driving, that's been established, so how can she hold that over his head and have him jump through hoops and have David leave the home just because she has the car. By the way, that scapegoat guy who took the blame for Wyatt, looked nothing like Wyatt IMO.

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  • La Labarbara Madison County USA altadena, CAZ

    I truly enjoy watching the HAHN. I love every twist and turn. I look forward to the next season. I have one complaint. I have never seen the conclusion of what happened to the professor. He was staved in a public park by Amanda, stumbled away and never seen or heard from again. What's up with that? Your fans need closure. Please help.

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    • Michele Virginia #1984713

      Also, isn't Amanda pregnant? Wasn't it Amanda's pregnancy test that Jim found that made him think that Candace was pregnant? What happened to that story line?

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    • Alley Oop Boise, Idaho #1984942

      Candace made Jim think that she was pregnant. Once the Malones got a hold of her, she told the truth about making up the pregnancy because mama Malone was going to give her an abortion.

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  • Christine Dallas Texas

    Come on you didn't have to end it like that other than that I love the show and daughter can't watch it without her and faxed all your shows and movies

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  • Pam Washington, D.C.

    How can viewers see all episodes in seasons 1, 2, and 3 to catch up on the series? Are there plans to make all episodes available for viewing through on Netflix or Comcast OnDemand? E

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    • angel NY #1984673

      Too bad for you....seems Oprah's motto is Watch it on MY NETWORK or you won't be watching it at all.....

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