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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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  • Lucy Virginia Beach

    When will this show be released on DVD? I've missed the first two seasons and I have heard so many good things about that show and I would love to start watching the show from the beginning.

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  • Doretha Ross meridianville, Alabama

    I am giong to sing this song oh lord i want you to help me. At Fellowship Presbytery Church in Huntsville, Aabama. Just call me

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  • Charlene Aberdeen,MS

    Hi Tyler Perry..I can't wait til January 6 to watch the Haves n the have not . I love the show. My favorite creator is Candice

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  • Darryl Fl

    I can't wait Next Tuesday ya'll!!!, ''Have your a** home by 9!'' (Madea voice) ;) lol

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  • adria lewis United States

    Hello Mr Perry, Have you considered putting the have and have not seen on DVD for those of us that had to let go of cable and dish due to budget cuts in their household. Lol that would be me I am addicted to the show and now I have no way to view it. Consider releasing it by season for purchase. Thank you and congratulations on your new arrival. .

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  • Arnesia Texas

    Hi Mr. Perry I was wondering if the haves and the have nots wound ever be featured on Netflix?

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    • How about #2048180

      Lifetime?

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  • Tena Farver St.Gabriel,Louisiana

    Hello Mr.Tyler Perry I know you probably never got a message like this but it's been my mother's life long dream to work in your excellent stage play's.She's a very beautiful singing person and a dedicated person.She almost.....well she pretty much does have your whole collection.And she watches The Have's And the Have Not's almost every night.Like I said she's a very great singer and if you bless my mother with the opportunity to work with you in your stage plays she probably wouldn't want nothing else in the world.Thank you Mr.Tyler Perry for making everyone smile ALL these year's.

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  • Darnell L Washington Elizabeth nj

    Hi Tyler Perry i really love your work iam such a big fan of all your work.I love reading how you really came from the bottom to the top it gives me hope that one day i still can make it.Even doe sometimes i just wanne give up at life but god keeps me going everyday and i thank him all the time.Iam a good actor if giveing the chance i will excale i just need the help i dont like asking nobody for anything but i really wish somebody would give me a shot at it......

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  • Military Family United States

    Hey! We really love your shows and movies! Will you every aire your shows on Netflix or Hulu? We recently got rid of cable. Really hope you do! You bring laughter to our lives despite the long deployment, separations and periods of rough times! Thank you for your hard work and all that you do!

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  • Marian Burris Edison, New Jersey

    Can't wait for the show to begin, it was very entertaining black soap opera. Wow, you go Tyler Perry and how about the birth of your child is it a girl or boy. Let's hear the latest, since you portray this Christian man are you going to marry this woman or just keep making babies out of wedlock. Just my thoughts.....

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  • Aarika Dallas, TX

    I love this show! It is a modern day soap opera that deals with all issues in the world today! I love all the characters and can't wait for the show to come back! I will be faithfully watching on Tuesday January 6th!

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  • stephani La Quinta, Ca

    I love this show, can't wait for it to return. I love Hannah and hope she finds a real man for once. I love Benny too!!!!! I think there should be more episodes, it goes by too quickly. I think Mr. Perry is so talented to write such sensitive stories, even through the perspective of a mother's pain. I don't think that the show attempts to do anything other than tell a story with no political agenda, just a story that entertains. People need to stop looking for hidden messages and just enjoy the show.

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