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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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  • Cookie Maryland

    Tyler why did you just have to make Jeffrey g** why couldn't you make Wyatt gay. What a waste.

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  • Raina New Orleans

    I'm just trying to figure out where I can watch the episodes to get caught up.

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  • Adrienne Maryland

    I always enjoy the episodes on your show, and the characters are great and complex. I love Hanna and Katheryn's friendship and glad they made up, but I do hope Hanna learns the truth but don't want it to ruin the unique friendship she has with Katheryn. I glad Jim might get his comeuppance and looking forward to Quincy beating him up. Jim really needs to pay for all his dirty deeds and arrogance, they way he treats people. Glad Katheryn finally got her backbone back and put Jim in his place an he better leave Hanna alone after what she's been through because of Wyatt. Both Wyatt and Jeffery need to man up, Wyatt needs to step up to the plate and do what is right and Jeffery needs to stop allowing his mother to blackmail him and live his own life. I love the characters Candace and Katheryn and despite what others had said I don't think Hanna is a bad Christian just a human one who still feels rage at her daughter because of what kind of person she became. I hope these two bond sometime in the future. I know there is going to be a death in the finale and I'm looking forward to who it is just hope it isn't Hanna, Benny, Katheryn or Candace since they mostly make the show.

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    • lorraine #1981808

      I'm betting either Jim or Quincy! Maybe Amanda; she may commit suicide from all the stress (finding out Quincy's just using her; her daddy's affair w/Candace; Candace using her; being raped by the professor, fear of being committed again, etc.)! Her rope's just about run out!

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    • dee Stone Mountain, GA #1981819

      Qunicy will die. Veronica need to be found out,she got him out of jail

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    • Adrienne Maryland #1981995

      I don't believe Jim or Quincy is going to die. Jim is too much of a major character and Quincy isn't important enough. I read an interview by John Schneider a while back saying that someone unexpected will die this season. I'm convinced it will be someone we don't expect.

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    • candi pa #1983569

      I think Jeffery to much pressure with him mom trying to make him somebody hes not

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  • Lynda United States

    The scene between David and Jeffery about acceptance and character "I LOVE U" was the most moving scene I've watched in a very long time. I felt as if I were sitting across from them. David is my favorite actor of the cast I've watched him since soap opera days and I'm blessed to have him back on TV. Thank everyone involved in this seriesit is an awesome show I tape every week to watch at least once.

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    • Danita Akins Baltimore, Md #1981732

      I though so too, Lynda. I cried watching that scene because David truly loves his son and wants the best for him. I thought that was the best scene last night. I liked the fact that we found out that Carlos was really Jim's son.

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    • Dee Stone Mountain, GA #1981822

      How can you love david, he just as weak as his son. A man with no backbone.

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  • El Virginia

    Mr Perry, I think I had heard you say that Hannah was getting a love interest and so far I have not seen it happen. Will it still happen? Give Hannah a life. I just love her acting styles and after all of that crying she did in the first season she deserves someone to be there for her. I love the show. Just can't wait for Tuesday Nights. Make sure Oprah order lots and lots more episodes.

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  • beverly west palm beach fl.

    Love your show Tyler but when in life is the rich ever going to face their consequences, the Cryer just like every else need to face what eventually come to them. The Lord rain on the just as well as the unjust, please bring them down.

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  • Annette Robinson -Edmunds Henrico Virginia

    Mr. Perry I am setting on the edge of my seat waiting for the Have and the Have Nots finally. I can not wait for the new show that's coming out in September if it's anything like the Have and the Have Nots that you have already presented it's going to be a winner you have my vote. You have always been way been a great inspriration to me. When you performed at the Beacon theater. I know that you know talent.,and i have a seven year old newphew named Zyaire Robinson. When he goes out into the neighborhood in Brooklyn New York engaging with public staements are always made that we need to get in contact with Tlyer Perry because i know he will be overwhemled at that GOD gifted talents f this little boy. Madea would just love him smile.

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  • alvin gray houston texas

    we want more of the have and have not, we want it every week. all of the year.

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  • Mariyah Illinois

    You shuld let me be in one of your shows and I can be the gymnest

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  • Sasha Peters Dallas Texas

    I reached out to you because you have been such an inspiration to me and my life. Thank you.

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