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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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  • Shakira

    When will all season be available online? I think it would help people who's trying to catch up.

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  • Lito Springfield,Tn

    What was the song played while Candace and benny was driving in the porsche in last episode lyrics (what the h"ll is going on in this world)Howdo we find the songs or the artist that you use dring the season....very inspired ....very well written and acted!

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  • LJ Indianapolis

    I love the show ! I hope Candace and her mother get it togeather one day. When she take the bar exam,she will be be a heck of an Attorney. She could be a heck of a person if she forgive her mother.

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  • Cheryl Ewing, NJ

    Mr. Perry you have certainly out done yourself with this show!! Everyone is buzzing about it...I want more I want more.. Perfectly written.. It is all about Hannah this season.. She is letting folks have it.. Veronica Wow didn't see that coming. Cougar Cougar God is truly blessing you with your talent.. Keep up the Awesome work!!

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  • steven wilson richmond va

    get a plan together to but your show on the internet for a price I will pay just ask and see how many would get it get ready of cable

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  • Gary West Va.

    Please, please, please put The Have and The Have Nots on a DVD to purchase. Starting with Season 1.

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  • Ty Paarkville md

    You should post the shows online

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  • francine texas

    what name of three hundred thousand dolla car candice drive nice

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  • renee cunningham California

    This week's show was great.

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  • lorraine

    As I said before, Benny's going 'gangsta' this season! He needs to move out of Hannah's house and get his own place if he's gonna keep messing w/that psycho cougar Veronica! Unbelievable! I knew Hannah would have a fit...I would, too! Maggie will get her vengeance on Veronica and so will David. That little Melissa is a real piece of work, and I hope Jeffrey doesn't buckle under the pressure; she can be dealt with! I wonder how Quincy gets out of jail again...I guess Veronica did it. I sure hope Candace is putting some $$ aside, or investing...she's spending an awful lot of it! That's what happens when you're not used to having money, it all gets spent until there's nothing left to show for it!!! She's not too bright, for a lawyer! I understand she wants to help her brother, but Benny's a grown man, and he can take care of himself! Put some $$ aside to take care of little Q, if she ever does get him back from that thug, Quincy! And WHEN is she going to take the bar exam? And are we going to see that white man again? I think he really does like her, and she likes him, too! I miss Landon!! Wyatt, good luck in prison, dude...be careful what you ask for, you might get it!

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  • Thebrasta Michigan

    Will next week be the last episode for this season???

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    • lorraine #2127052

      What are you talking about??? It hasn't been on that long!!! There are several more episodes to go! Why are you rushing it?!

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  • Net California

    I just started watching THATHN this year it's a wonderful program,dramatic, always wondering what's gonna happen. People's always have something negative to say just keep doing what you are doing; cause I think it is one of your best. I love all you have ever done .I love the cast everybody on there but Ms. Harrington, she is horrible specially going with Hanna's son, but just keep doing what you do; it's a wonderful show and please keep it on the air. thank you. One more thing I read your "comments from viewer's" but all that's help to you to better than you are.

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