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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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  • Elaine Ohio

    Mr Tyler Perry I am Caucasian female. One day about 9 years ago I over heard some of my black co-workers talking about a new movie they had seen and loved. It was Diary of a Mad Black Woman. It did not sound like anything that would interest me but a few months later I joined Netflix and decided to order it just out of curiosity and because it had Steve from The Practice. In it along with Shamar Moore who I knew from Y&R and Criminal Minds. When the movie came, I noticed how long it was but I put in the DVD and began to watch. It has been a long time since any movie elicited so many emotions from me. After that movie, I ordered all your movies and I love them all and Madea is my very favorite. I hope you never stop making Madea movies. So naturally when I saw you were doing a new series on OWN I had to watch and I love the series. Now when will it go to DVD. I want to buy the series for friends of mine. Thank you so much for your wonderful body of work. Keep the hits coming and I am looking forward to the new series in September.

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  • Danielle MI

    First of all let me just say I love all of your shows. They are very well written. I have to say however I was EXTREMELY dissapointed in Hanna. When Candice said she lost her child her mother offered her no comfort at all, not a hug, kiss, or even an I love you. What on earth happened to make her so cold to her own child? I must say I do love how close Bennie and his sister are. I like that there is no animosity between them even though he is clearly the favorite child. The love displayed between them reminds me of me and my siblings. Please in the next season let us know why Hanna hates her daughter. I know the explanation will be mind blowing as much of this great show usually is. I can't wait to see what happens next.

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    • Angel Ny #1983545

      I can't stand Hanna for all the reasons you cited!

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  • lorraine

    Hold onto your seats, ladies and gentlemen...it's about to be ON on Tuesday!!! if you've seen the previews, I think we're gonna lose Quincy, but not before he gets some payback on JIM! I can't wait for the rest! See you tomorrow after the show!!! *And who's going to see "Get on Up: the James Brown Story"? I sure am!! Looks like a winner!!! Folks'll be dancing in the aisles!!! :)

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  • Paris Milwaukee, WI

    I would love to see the first season of THATHN. I haven't had the pleasure of seeing it and jumped onto the show at the second season. I absolutely love the show, however I'm missing so many pieces of the puzzle because of this. Is that possible?

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    • cityoflaurel Maryland #1983557

      HAHN is on Monday and Tuesday, showing all of the shows from the start to the season finale. If you missed any this is your chance to catch up.

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  • MJ FL

    Greetings! Oops, sorry about that. So the season finale of The Haves And The Have Nots is tomorrow, right? With all due respect Mr. Perry and Ms Winfrey, why must the fans of the beloved THATHN have to wait until god only knows when in 2015 before we can watch the new season of THATHN? Why, why, WHY must you make the fans wait that long, especially when the ratings are at their highest ever!!! Need I remind YOU and Ms Winfrey that THATHN gave you your FIRST profit!!! In my humble opinion, you are going to lose a BIG portion of your audience...AND THEN WHAT, HUH???!!!??? Peace,,,MJ

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  • MJ FL

    Greetings! So the season finale is Tuesday, right? Mr. Perry, I don't mean no disrespect

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  • Angel NY

    DVR ALERT!!!! THE HAVE AND HAVE NOTS MARATHON STARTS TODAY 7/28 AT 10AM ON OWN. THEY ARE STARTING WITH EPISODE ONE SEASON ONE AND GOING STRAIGHT THROUGH TO THE SEASON FINALE ON TUESDAY NIGHT! EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL OF YOUR NEWBIES TO GET CAUGHT UP, AND FOR ALL OF US OLDIES TO RECORD OUR SHOW FROM THE BEGINNING! ENJOY!

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  • Dr. Gerald Higginbotham St. Louis, Missouri

    Greetings Tyler Perry, I working on funny but serious mock trail in Louisville, KY that puts America on trial for slavery. Its a documentary. The mock court house have been built. Need you support. Please call me. Dr. Gerald Higginbotham www.drgerald.net

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  • Elizabeth Amoah Accra, Ghana

    God bless you .

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  • joyce columbus ohio

    Mr. Perry, will you ever consider making a movie that includes all of your "granddaughters?"(Helen, Lisa, and Vanessa) oh! And their progress. That would be a fun movie. You can do it! p.s. you have OUT DONE yourself with TH&THNs Joyceann

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  • MacArthur Campbellton Fl

    when I first saw you on television I said to myself......"how long will this guy last." I kept up with show after show and started too realize that your films and plays taught me more about my cultural history than what I would have ever expected. Your life lesson too me is "Never doubt the power of one's Will" Thank you!

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  • Tamika Houston, Tx

    911, MY NAME IS TAMIKA AND I NEED YOU AND YOUR CHURCH TO PLEASE START PRAYING RIGHT NOW FOR SUPERNATURAL HEALING FOR MY COUSIN ERICA(AGE 31); SHE'S BACK IN THE HOSPITAL (ICU) BECAUSE THE CANCER SPOT ON HER BRAIN, STILL HAVE A BAD CASE OF PNEUMONIA AND NOW NOT BREATHING ON HER OWN. ERICA, HAVE BEEN SUFFERING CANCER IN HER BODY FOR 5 YEARS AND IT'S TIME FOR A SUPERNATURAL BREAKTHROUGH IN HER BODY. SHE HAVE 3 LITTLE BOYS WHO NEEDS THEIR MOTHER. SHE NEEDS A RIGHT NOW MIRACLE. PLEASE PRAY!

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    • JeanE. Hamburg, New York 14075 #1983588

      Oh Tamika (Houston, TX). Ok sweetheart, I put my prayers on hold for the night and asked God to do this special favor for Erica... You also are in my prayers, how kind of you to ask for all of our help. Take some time to relax and tune in to THATHN... Peace

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