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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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  • Anonymous CA

    It never ends the white boy always get the black female with the wave then you have the black gentleman who is playing g** has a crush on the white boy? Why is it that we continue to always run toward white people in relationships? Why is it that African-Americans can't have relationships or Robert take it to bed relationships with one another? Why is the white boy and white girl always the prize for African-American male or female to have in movies in motion pictures. No matter how many African-American male and female killed by whites you Tyler Perry along with your white counterparts want to make it seem that whites are the ultimate epiphany for African-Americans to be with. You are partly responsible in widening the gap of respect and relationships between African-American men and women. Your show is an interesting study for the Dynamics I have mention.

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    • Sheila #2130845

      what world are u living in,,tyler is trying to keep it close to relaty as possible,,whites are not prizes,,,blacks kill theirown,,don't take care of their kids or women,,so going to another race I,m for it..

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    • TEP East Coast #2132119

      I agree totally Anonymous. It's Jeffrey after Wyatt, Candice's new man, & horse faced Maggie after David. I also hate that Tyler made Veronica so crazy. I think it's because she;s against the idea of her son being gay. She CANNOT be a sane, rational mother who believes wholeheartedly in the word of God that says men should not be intimate with men & women should not be intimate with women, she has to be crazy. I too wish Tyler would tone down the g** storyline, at least don't be so graphic. I used to watch Dynasty back in the day & Blake Carrington's son was gay. Viewers did not have to watch him swapping spit & laying up with another man, everything was implied & that scenario should be played with the heterosexual couples as well. I don't know how much longer I will be watching this show.

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    • keyshia 33157 #2132138

      You bash everyone's comments. Girl bye!!

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    • granny Mn #2137110

      Why is race brought into everything?? White women shouldn't wear their hair like black women, but black women wear their hair like white women and nothings said. !!??? It is people like yourself that keeps the race card alive and kicking. Enough already! How silly. Give it a rest. Taking down the Confederate flag doesn't change history. The past is the past. Instead of playing the race card all the time, hold your head high and realize what a beautiful black woman/ handsome black man you are. I'm white and would love to be as beautiful as these black women. Your skin is so beautiful!! I look like I'm running around in long johns year ' round, I'm so white. LOL I'd love to have the fuller l*** that you have been blessed with. Have a Happy Day :)

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  • Terry philadelphia

    I know most people hate Veronica, but I think she has trust issues that probably stem from her childhood & that is why she reacts so harshly to what she perceives to be betrayal. Whatever, I DO NOT want her husband to give in to horsefaced Maggie. That might cause me to stop watching.

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    • lorraine #2130863

      I think Veronica was g** when she was young, and her parents reacted to her the same way she's reacting to Jeffrey! That's why she keeps telling him to have sex with the opposite sex and keep doing it 'over and over' until he starts to like it; no doubt she did the same thing and ended up marrying David! Now she's on the prowl like a cougar, going after 'young flesh' (Benny)! She's as crazy as a betsy-bug and needs help!!! *I hope Oscar is not a Jim plant, b/c I think he does care for Candace! If he IS/WAS a Jim plant, I think getting to know Candace is quickly changing his mind! He sees she's not the monster Jim has made her out to be, and he wants to help her. I'm not necessarily into interracial relationships but I suppose it might work...

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    • kori #2131089

      yes I agree with you on Oscar. I do hope he sees Candace for who she is.. She just been hurt and lived a rough life. I like her a great deal

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  • virginia a edwards FL

    well well Benny is of the chain he walked in on his mom almost to get her grove on in her own house but it's ok that she caught him with this crazy witch. on to the next thing. candace is in for a big surprise i bet this man is working for Judy Cryer so he can get his 7 million back. we will wate and see next week.

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  • Thebrasta Warren MI

    The car crash scene was so fake as both Benny and Quincy escaped the car crash without a scratch. Oscar seems to be boring to me surprise Candace is even giving him attention. The previews for next week show is surprising in having Melissa taken over Jeffrey apartment and Jim Cryer actually talking to professor Cannon. TP hurry up and let Benny know how involved Veronica is with Quincy. Where is Jeffrey going to reside perhaps with Candace after her closing.

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  • lorraine

    Benny is FIERCE this season and I love it! I don't like him w/psycho Veronica, but I love how he protects his family! Oscar really does care for Candace, and she for him; I guess they make a cute couple...Jim thinks Wyatt is being protected in prison...he isn't! He's going to get raped AGAIN and Katherine will never forgive Jim for that (and neither will Wyatt)! *Remember, when they were young, Wyatt was raped @summer camp and Amanda was molested; no wonder they were so messed up! Jim was too busy making out w/Celine to do anything about it! He's a poor excuse for a father, and Katherine's too overprotective! Benny's gonna fix up Jeffrey's car to give to Hannah, for wrecking hers, unless Veronica gets to it first! It's good to see Jeffrey getting some backbone and telling David the truth about his sicko wife!

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  • V

    The Have and the Have Nots and If Loving You Is Wrong are your Best!!!!!!!

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  • enzinza Alabama

    Mr. Perry you really need to not have the music playing when the characters are speaking! You can barely hear what they are saying! Can you please check it out and see if there is something else you can possibly do instead of the music!

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  • G. F. Lakewood

    Love the show, however in the last episode, there was a lot of dialogue but it was not heard due to the volume of the background music score. Please turn the music down Tyler, we are trying to figure your characters out. The dialogue between Candance and Oscar in the New York hotel room was very low in volume. I have yet to know what he told Candance regarding investing. Turning the volume up only increases the music volume.

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  • Ron Phila PA

    First soap opera that I ever watched.

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  • betty United States

    If you let Candance get away from this Con/hot man, you are nuts . She's playing with the big timers now.C'mon now, get real.Somebody in Hannah's family will die, for all.that mess she's done.Show some reality.

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    • sherry texas #2138769

      I HOPE CANDACE GETS WHAT SHE DESERVES. SHE'S JUST A HOE, CAN'T STAND HER. LOVE HANNA, FEEL SORRY FOR THE PSYCO, KATHERINE SHOULD KEEP HER HEAD IN THE SAND LIKE SHE HAS FOR ALL OF HER CHILDRENS LIFES, IT'S TO LATE TO HELP NOW. JIM IS A DOG, DAVID, JEFFERY, WYATT,BENNY, AND QUINCY ARE FFIINNNEEEE.

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  • Tracy Mississippi

    Love the haves and have nots and if loving you is wrong.. I just hate they are only once a week! Will we ever be able to buy them on DVD? Sometimes we need a little fix

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  • Terri georgia

    The only thing i cant stand about this show, is not seeing conclusions to anything until the last episode! Every week you almost get an answer but nothing ever really comes out completely until the season finale! OMG i hate that! The suspense kills me!! LOL!!

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