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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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  • Kim

    Love. Love this show. Tyler Perry you have a gift!

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  • Michelle

    I've never really liked soaps. Thathn , I didn't watch. One episode caught my attention and I've been watching ever since. Tyler the one thing that is so irritating is how everyone furrows their noses and say huh or umph. This is sooo annoying. I guess it's too much. Cut that in 1/2 and ill b berry happy. I think the same thing occurred in Temptation. It's too much. Otherwise I like. Was looking fwd to coming home after helping the ill and watching th he recorded show. Only to c no episode tonight. Aargh

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  • Janice washington PlattenvilleLa, la

    I love the show, my husband even watch it. We recorded the series to ensure we see every episode. I hope you keep Benny alive. Although Candace keep the show interesting...she's starting to become boring. Someone on that show has to be able to beat her at her own game. Would love to see Jeffery straight . Would bring more interesting females on the show. Would love to see Amanda turn on Candace since she made her a bad crazy b***** In the show Candace was the one who told her how to dress an flirt which caused her to get raped...so that would be a nice twist.

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  • Vee

    Tyler, I am a new fan of the show and just started watching. I have started at season 1 but the episodes are being loaded onto FIOS on demand veryyyyyy slowly. Only episodes 1-9 of season 1 are up via OWN where can I watch more - I AM HOOKED!!! PLEASE HELP ASAP!!!

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  • carla matlock warren ohio

    Hi Mr.Tyler Perry I'm hooked on this show can't wait till may to see if Benny is still alive. I love all your shows and movies and plays keep up the good work.

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  • Shanefia C.

    Can't wait til May. I'm SSSOOO HOOKED. I love Candace...she's my Bad B:&!$....THANK YOU TYLER PERRY, KEEP DOING WHAT YOU DO BROTHER. I'm a FAN for life. :-)

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  • M FL

    I can't wait for the new episodes of THATHN to resume. Even though Hanna turned Katherine's son into the police, I hope that they can resume their friendship. I believe the friendship between Hanna and Katherine blossomed so quickly irked Celine. OMG, if Amanda killed the professor who raped her, would devastate the Cryers! Hmm, if TPTB let Benny live, how will they pull that off? Mr. Perry should let it be known why Hanna dislikes Candace so much. He also let it be known what happened to Wyatt at summer camp that's too painful for him and his family to talk about. And is Candace's baby is alive or dead. I hope TPTB give Hanna a love interest, but not with Byron! I'm sad because no new THATHN to watch tonight :-( Peace.....

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  • Lubertha Cox Ocean NJ 07712

    Hi Mr. Perry Just wanted to say I'm so proud of you! I just recently, about 2 months ago. Started watching Ms. O's Own Network. I'm so happy that I found it. Now I have found it to be very difficult to watch anything else! I have always said that everyone has a little O in their hearts. She (Ms. Winfrey) has always expressed honesty. You know what she says is for real. You can trust what she says. I feel the same way about our President and First Lady. Now their is you. Love you Mr. Perry! All the Best and Continued Success..........Lubertha

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  • Angel NY

    Why be in search of a hit when you have a hit? The Haves And Have Nots is a hit!!!! The show is on fire, it is what we all want to see, what we love, and what we can't get enough of. Cultivate it! Ride the wave of it all the way to the beach while the tide is high!!!! Keep it going, increase episodes, increase season length and consistency. Give the fans what they want!!!! "The Single Moms Club" from Lionsgate grossed a disappointing $8.3 million, missing expectations of around $18 million. That marks Tyler Perry's lowest opening ever as a director, debuting weaker than 2007's "Daddy's Little Girls," which launched with about $11 million in ticket sales."

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  • solena arkansas

    This is one of the best shows on TV. I wish it were on primetime instead of paid cable. The actors are believable when they ad lib. The script they follow isn't the problem, it is the execution of the delivering of the lines. Most actors can feel a scene and put themselves in it. These actors are talented but they aren't used to doing this kind of show. Ease up and give them time to feel the roles they are playing. I SAY KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK !! I will be watching.

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  • DD Orlando, FL

    Tyler, are you going to put the series the Haves and Haves Not on DVD?

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  • Ebony Dayton, Ohio

    Saw the play last night "Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned and enjoyed it. It was awesome. Love Hattie Mae.

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