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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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  • E. Marilyn Nugent Lenox, MA

    This powerful drama has created characters that are unforgettable, due to the energy of the acting. Katheryn Crier, I think leads the cast because she emits such a strong held-back emotional power she is like a dam ready to burst any minute but doesn't quite. Young Jeffrey is probably the most wrenchingly heart breaking character, and Jeffrey's mother manages to offer up one of the most unspeakably evil mothers that I have ever seen on TV but who pulls it off brilliantly opposite her strong empathic understated husband. Certain actors are better than average, like the daughter Amanda, the long suffering wise Hannah, and of course the one-of- a-kind fiendish Candace. The chef was strong. Jim Crier contributes the role of a deeply flawed man who maddeningly , but convincingly holds the story line together. Wyatt is an unsympathetic spoiled son who you'd like to shake hourly. Thank you Tyler Perry and OWN.

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  • Niyonu Virginia Beach

    My family and I absolutely Love the show! We're all groom in the creative arts and the production and the execution of Mr. Perry's work is superb! I will Always be a supporter because I will never forget the awesome customer service I'd get whenever I'd call Mr. Perry's company to purchase his DVDs. Excellence in all areas and we can't wait to see the season premiere!! God's continued anointing on your gifts and lives

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  • Coretta United States

    I Love this show been watching since day one. I did get a little upset how the Candace kidnapping happened it just seemed so fake but I loved the kidnapping of Jim. Keep this show on.

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  • Sheila chicago

    they are right the same person is putting up cancel,but this is a very good show ,,loving you is wrong is good,,others well to immature,,but this show is the new updated soaps opera,,move over all my children.. All the actors are very good,,,veronica ,veronica,weeeee ,,listening to her talking to her husband had me like glued her role is so bold and outstanding,,,and bennys mom was so believable ,had me crying of a mothers love...I,m glad tyler hits homebase onpeoples feelings and when jim went into the hood I died laughin wandering ,,hmmm would it be that way,,yes ,,black would look but rarely will harm,,depends on where you are and what time,,in the morning he was safe..most would tink in a suit hemaybe a cop,,,,i,m glad this show is on ,,another thing his lighting is so different compared to he old soaps ,something about the old soaps lighting is different from now...

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  • khayla johnson cloumbus ga

    I love the new that coming up the have not have

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  • Sharon Brister Irmo, sc

    I can't wait for you to know if you fight against made it clear That all by Tyler my hugs

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  • Liz Texas

    Great show, great cast, great acting, and great story lines. Love my Tuesday's @ 8c. Keep up the good work.

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  • K. Swift Atlanta

    Mr. Perry, You really should have folks fill out more information when posting material to your page. Looks like someone is having fun changing their name every few minutes to post back to back negative posts about your show. I love this show. Every show has it's ups and it's downs but continue to bring the drama. That is what's entertaining to most. Thank You for Being a Positive and Successful representation of our race. Don't let anyone take that away.

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  • Susan

    I like the show and the actors. I have only watched the last series and I am a little lost but am looking forward to its return. If you do not like it watch something else!

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  • Lori Oklahoma

    Love it! Keep it!!!

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  • Kevin

    Stop this show.

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The Haves and The Have Nots - Tuesdays at 9/8c on OWN