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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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  • Renee

    I have told everyone in my family and my job in the past to watch The Haves and the Have Nots and now they are all complaining to me about the same thing that I am getting ready to complain about. Tyler, you can't hold people’s interest when stuff is dragged out too long! Last season, we waited the entire season for Benny to wake up. Now we have gone through two episodes and we don’t know who was shot yet. The program is still in the same night and haven’t even made it to the next morning yet. We were supposed to see that immediately after waiting 6-7 months for the premiere. Let's get moving please. Thanks.

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    • Tracey #2054177

      I agree with you Renee. I applaud Tyler for giving other unknown, or less known actors and actresses jobs, but a lot of the ones on this show are just awful. The pauses, stares, unnecessary conversations, are getting ridiculous. For instance, " Harrington, with an H? ". Why was this in the script? That was the dumbest question, especially, when I don't recall Benny being portrayed as illiterate. Then you have Veronica jumping on this woman instead of handling herself like a classy lady that she is supposed to portray. She should of approached her and her husband with a mouthful like, Olivia from Scandal, and then walked away. Cat fighting like she was in high school was ridiculous. Where is Amanda, Mrs. Cryer, the maid, and the professor? At the yard party, it was mentioned that the whole Benny ordeal had only been like a few weeks ( I believe).....seemed like months ! If that's the case, why would the little girls father be at the party celebrating so soon. The dates, and time frame of these scenes and events seem off and not believeable.

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    • Tracey #2054178

      I meant grandfather

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    • Valencia Mississippi #2054341

      So What????

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    • angel NY #2055603

      Hanna on this episode was wearing that same pink top and flowered shirt that she had on when Candace told her and Benny that her baby was dead! So you are absolutely right when you say these storylines are not thought out and ridiculous!!! WHO FINDS OUT THEIR GRANDCHILD IS DEAD IN THE AFTERNOON AND HAS A GHETTO YARD PARTY, DANCING, GRINDING, AND DRINKING HOURS LATER!!!!!! COME ON TYLER!!!!

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  • Tee RVA

    I see you have the show so far on the same day and night. So we have not gotten to see but Wyatt so Katherine is yet asleep so when morning come will we see Amanda dead. After waiting 6 mos I am disappointed TP. I did not watch If Loving You Is Wrong as I had just wanted to watch HAHN. I want Hannah to have a love interest in Byron. They make a cute couple and there is some chemistry between the two. Benny needs to take a chill pill. I like the old Benny better. Benny need to cut Mom a break. Hannah can take care of her self and her man if she ever get one. I hope the third week will give me more of what I want to see.

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  • Faith Williams ohio

    I have been disappointed in the first two episodes you seem to be making like no time is passing move the days along like it is real time. Why hasnt tp at least revealed who may have been shot. He also has hanna going back to work and she is still up at two thirty in the morning and the previews show her fighting off the man in her bed your nights are stretching out to be too long. Hoping it gets better for instance you have hanna

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  • Mel NC

    To all you haters out there, guess your mama never taught you... "that if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." While ignoring this logic makes sense in life-and-death situations, it's just plain rude when its not. TP and the cast are hard working and doing their best to entertain. if you don't care for the show, don't watch it. It's that simple.

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    • Mia United States #2054158

      hey Mel... who's hating people can say what they want about whats going on with the show or the fact that they may not like where a story is headed.. but you do have a point.. if they don't like it.. then move on... tv seems to be 99.9% white and I myself have to have at least one black person in the cast.. IN THE MAIN CAST.. for me to watch...a show except for that reality tv crap.. these networks will never get me to watch that crap..

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    • Carmen Sacramento #2054637

      It's not that people don't want to watch ok. We just would like the show to speed up. The commercials keep promising EXPOSIVE, but so far NADA!!!

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    • ANGEL NY #2055605

      What an absolutely ridiculous comment! You do realize that this is America and there is freedom of speech and freedom to express opinions that differ from yours.....????? The show sucks...and we have every right to be on here saying whatever we want to! Deal with it!

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  • Andrea Georgia

    So Katheryn Cryer is gone? She's the one missing?

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  • Ms. Tiffy Illinois

    wondering is there a place to watch an encore online for this season (2015)? Are reruns only played the day a new show is to be aired?

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  • Mother of two

    loving the new season but when will we find out who got shot getting irritated

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  • Mz.Lady USA

    Ummmmm!Tyler Perry I love u and I love what u do...I work 24/7 my sweet. I love the Have n Have Nots....the cast n the story line ....How it's displayed. Either u have it or you don't. Either way people still experience real life sh×#. It displays family, marriages, And drammma....Everyday life...And the cast, I feel like I know them..My mom And I love watching it...Keep me watching...Mwah!

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  • shaunda evans MD

    I thought it was just me and that I had missed the cliffhanger from the last season! Usually the start of the new season picks up where it left off but you have yet to reveal who Amanda shot so now I irritated because I have waited for the new season. I am not all that crazy with long drawn out scenes like the one with Veronica she was way over the top with the young man at the hotel, he was only doing his job! There are other things but the list is too long.

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    • Karen United States #2053987

      I agree! Veronica was WAY over the top in the hotel & the Candace - bondage scene was ridiculous! I feel like a fool for anticipating the return of this show for 6 long months, after watching since day 1! What a disappointing joke!

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    • Janine Colorado #2054208

      I agree with you Karen about the Candace scene its was just too much and unreal...

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    • Pat Maryland #2054395

      I agree that the bondage scene was ridiculous. So ridiculous, that I turned the channel. Wishing Tyler and Own the best, but I believe they will loose many viewers due to the poor writing.

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    • Angel NY #2055608

      Amen to all of y'all... A viewer on facebook said it best when she said, " If Candace is such a bad b****, then why hasn't she dealt with Quincy?" I thought to myself! Wow!!!!! She is absolutely right....what kinda bad b**** is running scared in the hood with a hood! LOL!

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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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