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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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  • Jabarrie Evans Jackson,Ms

    Mr.Perry (Tyler) Your show has kept me speechless. I enjoy every scene throughout this entire season . Thank you for allowing me to experience this. Always enjoyed your work and you keep me begging for more...true talent showcased..... Sincerely, Damarte

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  • Cheryl Batteast South bend, Indiana 46637

    I wish I could share m real life story about my sister who was on life support and she had a 1% chance to live like Benny. Hanna's discussion with the doctor was so identical to my discussion with my sisters's doctor that it shook me to my core. I wish I could share her whole story, because it is unbelievable God is a healer and my sister is a miracle. The script you wrote for Hanna was almost identical to mine. Thank you Tyler for showing the power of Faith.

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    • beverly alawi birmingham al #1927375

      my question is, how the heck do i watch season one of this fabulous show the have and the have nots. also when i go on OWN i cant find but just a few eposodes. i think this show is so awesome. Keep up the good work Mr. Perry.

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  • Grateful NJ

    Tyler, It is the best show! You are "Entertainer of the Year" God has blessed you with unique gifts that your are sharing with the world. And a great examples for others to follow. The show touches all facets of life. It is truly showing what real life is about. Thank you and keep up the great work!

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  • Christy Watson washington dc

    ,I really love this show and I really look forward to watching it every week. I hope this show never end it is so good Tyler Perry you really have out done yourself with this one it is getting better and better each week please keep it going.

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    • Norman Metro Detroit #1927025

      I LOVE this show and that is very rare for me. The cast is TREMENDOUS and the acting SUBERB. The story is WONDERFUL. I hope that the series does not end for MANY seasons. I look forward to watching it each week and will not miss it. This is probably the best TV series I've ever seen and I'm 70 years old so I've seen lots of them. Please keep it going!

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  • Kathy Mcmiller United States

    Mcmiller Tyler Perry the series is spectacular, I love the cast, they all deserve and emmy, for their acting abilities please keep the show running, i love your work1

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  • Brent Brown Baton Rouge

    Joe Brown as Candice's father . Jeffrey run for office .

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  • Tyson flo

    I love this show this show is awesome. No one is perfect in the whole world.

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  • Lisa W NJ

    I love this show this is the most outstanding writing Tyler has done. Keep it coming Perry!

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  • annette United States

    Hooker or not Candace is what goes on in the real world and I hope the Criers and Benny's dad gets it in the end and Hannah get justice for Benny!

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  • Kathy J Mcmiller United States

    Mcmiller, love the show, it"s eye catching and hilarus, I can't miss an episode. can't wait for the next Tuesday!

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  • Yes Mary Garrett

    LOVE This Show, Please continue this series

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  • Azalia Puertorico

    Love the H&H nots keeps me on the edge. I think your a. Beautiful person. God bless you always.

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