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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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  • Jesse brooks Newport News va

    All I'm going to say is, Mr. Perry has only the first 5 mins of next week episode to show who got shot. And if it's not shown I will not be watching this anymore.

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    • Verve Virginia #2053954

      The have and have most are just showing that once someone feel that they have a following they can treat people any way they choose to . Tyler you are just showing us what be a loyal supporter to someone will do you claim to care so much about your followers why are you showing so much garbage in this show . You should be showing people trying to better themselves not slits,drug dealers and disgusting trash this show is very disappointing . You got rich showing people encouraging aspects of little now you are just dumping anything to us now and expect us to accept it enjoy your riches since we no longer matter we can move on and find other ways to entertain ourselves and forget looking at your trash that you are throwing at us.

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    • angel NY #2055609

      Oh yes Verve! We have been had, took, hoodwinked, bamboozled, led astray and run amok!!! We have been totally taken for granted!!! He could care less about us. He acts like we are a bunch of uneducated idiots who will sit in front of the tv watching any mess he puts out there because we don't know any better and we are not going anywhere!!! Well....the day of reckoning has come, watch this show circle down the drain!!!!!! Everyone is watching Empire!!! THAT is how you bring it with a drama series!!!! 11 and 13 million viewers in the first and second episodes. There is so much going on in one episode you can barely keep it all straight! They cover in 10minutes what Tyler covers in 2 seasons!

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  • Disappointed Chicago

    I really do enjoy watching the show. Been watching it since day one. But, I'm feeling a lot frustrated right now. Feel like loyal viewers deserve better than this. Why were we deceived in believing we would find out who Amanda shot. Will the cliffhanger from last season be the cliffhanger for this season too? Tonight's episode just seemed to drag out to the point of boredom. The preview last week was more exciting than this entire episode. I plan to watch one more airing. If it continues to stall I will watch something else during the time slot. I'll record it and watch it whenever.

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    • Karen United States #2053946

      I too am frustrated that after a 6 month wait & 2 episodes in we still don't know who Amanda shot? Other than Veronica the b*itch smacking Maggie the tramp, both episodes were very boring. Its disappointing because I'm a HUGE Tyler Perry fan! JMO

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    • anna #2054090

      I'm also disappointed. The last cliffhanger, Amanda stabbed the professor. This one she shot someone. The timing is off. One minute it's night another it's day. Wyatt is running around the house. I thought Amanda was. The phone was broken then it works again. It's a party going on but daytime for other things. Veronica was over the top at the hotel but she doesn't fight off Quincy in her own home? I too won't be watching. I love your works, Mr Perry. But this is way off the mark.

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  • Faith Greenville, SC

    Little disappointed and confused with the HAHN season thus far. The cliff hanger last season is being dragged out, which is weird.... I will assume that either Catherine or Amanda got shot or both??? Doesn't really matter at this point because we're two episodes in, so irrelevant now.... A lot of scenes have been confusing, with the exception of Veronica and David story line.

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  • Debra Houston, Tx

    I must say that I love all of Tyler Perry movies The kick off of this season of the Haves&Have Nots is not what I expected.As a fan i must say that I'm very disappointed.I feel that everyone that's watching the show.Is being

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  • Sonya Texas

    Where do I start? There is too much focus on Jim and Candace. Next, where in the world is Catherine? I know she has not slept this long, she is too much of a busy body. Besides, Catherine should be getting ready for Jim's big announcement. What was the purpose of Wyatt reading those old text messages from his dad's phone? This particular scene was irrelevant to anything that was going on. Benny needs to stop acting like his mama's boyfriend and show her more respect. He just got out the hospital, and he is so hard. His character has gone too far disrespecting Hanna. Now, that was just right to see Veronica going hard on Maggie-Ronica knew what Maggie was after in the first place-her husband. Now, we need to see Jeffery in action with the geek girl, Melissa or maybe, just maybe, he might be falling for Candace. I will keep watching the show, because I have to know one thing--- Where in the world is Amanda and who did she shoot-was it Celine?

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    • Imbibe NYC, NY #2053991

      Its not Celine. Wyatt sleeps with her in the episode 3 preview. Celine and her son are a developing story line, possibly a rivalry with Wyatt. Amanda shooting herself is the most logical kill, since her character is going nowhere. The thing that annoys me as much as dragging out the cliffhanger is that its 2015 and this show doesn't stream online. It's just plain weird. And, honestly where is the sex? Will Jeffery get to have sex or just play the tragic g** guy? And, why did Wyatt wake up in pajama pants and not just underwear? Push the frakking envelope.

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    • Imbibe NYC, NY #2053992

      gay, gay, g** Really the word g a y is censored???

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  • Sondie Beaufort, SC

    I am so disapointed with the show so far. It seems like it is all over the place with no direction. The main disapointment is not finding out after months of waiting who was shot. I am a tv junkie and not one show comes to mind that didnt clear up a cliff hanger on the first show of the next season. Really???

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  • Dolores Jackson Columbus GA

    Love it love it thank you

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  • Janel United States

    I am disgusted with Tyler. Why state at the end of the 1st episode that we would find out who got shot in the next episode with less commercials? There were 12-14 commercials in between each small set. I will probably stop watching, along with many of my coworkers.

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  • Robin Baltimore, md

    Tyler, please get rid of Benny or grow him up. He's like a spoiled little sissy who is so irritating. I'm a widow who has a son, so I get how sons feel about their moms dating . But, can't this be communicated in a less irritating way. Benny's character is boring and vexing. He is not a curt little boy. He's a grown a** man who is one big yuk. Please grow this man up or write him out of the script. He's the only character that makes me want to change the channel. Sincerely!

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  • Joeann Lafontant Essex MD

    I was very upset tonight an I don't thank I am going to keep on looking at this Mr Perry you are wrong an Iam not liking you right now

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  • Karen United States

    When are we going to find out who was shot by Amanda? I can't believe how you have deviated from the cliffhanger from last year.

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  • Daquiel Finney

    Will there be an encore

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