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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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  • Asia P. New Orleans,La.

    Please don't make us wait. #addicted

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    • kokoladecora #1988315

      I posted on the wrong comment, lol...I totally agree with MJ, Please don't make us wait so long between seasons. I don't want to become unattached. I'm hungry for more now!

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  • MJ FL

    Greetings! Why was the season's finale called "Checkmate?" Peace....MJ

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    • kokoladecora #1988313

      I second that MJ! Pleeease don't make us wait so long between seasons. It's too good a show so c'mon, please your viewers and come back sooner...

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  • MJ FL

    Greetings! I'm sorry Y'all, but sistah girl gotta vent! Mr Perry and OWN, WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, but why on God'S green earth do the fans of THATHN have to wait 6 months before we can watch The Haves And The Have Nots??!?? I am sure you are aware that the season's finale viewership was 3.49 million, and yet you make us WAIT 6 months!!! SAY IT ISN't SOOO!!! I don't know about anybody else, but I feel as though YOU ARE MAKING FUN OF THE FANS!!! You give us a little (10 episodes) tease. And before we can bat an eye, the show is going on hiatus. Is this how you will operate in the future, huh? If so, and I hope I'm wrong, but you are going to loose a lot of your audience...and then what....huh? May I make a suggestion? Since we have to wait 6 months, what about treating the fans with some two hour episodes. What do you think, Mr. Perry & OWN? Peace...MJ

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    • kokoladecora #1988317

      That's a good idea MJ. One two hour new episode every month until the beginning of the new season on January could work for me...3 thumbs up on that!

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  • michelle norfolk

    Please dont allow David to sleep with Maggie. We need one civilized person with character left on the show. As far as amanda goes i choose i wonder was it mo. Lol. Cant be Mo's kidnapped

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    • psalm3rd ga #1987259

      I so agree. There has got to be one decent person and I would love for that to be David. Please let him remain faithful. I know it seems as though everybody cheats but some of don't and we'd like to be represented too.

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    • kokoladecora #1988319

      David is already tainted. Remember he wanted to do away (murder) with Candace because she was a threat to their political goals. If anything Hanna and Benny are the most decent and righteous characters on the show

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  • Shazaria Deijaye Houston, TX

    I absolutely love The Haves & Have Nots. Its the best soap opera in history. I get so mad when I have to wait a whole week to see it. I wish it would come on every day. My only problem is that its too slow. It takes them forever to talk & respond. That makes the show even shorter. Another thing is that I have no problem with g** people at all but Im tired of Jeffrey being confused. Either he's g** or he's not. I dont want to watch the whole show focusing on him & his sexuality. Let's move on already, that part is getting old & ignoring. Lets focus on Hanna & when she's gonna get a man. Or when Judge Cryer lies will come out about Wyatt. Besides that Tyler Perry you are awesome & I love u so much. Keep up the good work!!!

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  • Teresa W. United States

    I am beyond addicted to this show just started watching and can't really count how much sleep Ive lost. Maybe thats not a good thing but it hurts more to wake up in the morning not knowing what I missed. Tyler Perry have dropped jaws from day one and if God permits It, I want to one day show him my acting skills. Tyler you are awesome and truthfully my support for you is at its max. Keep up the good work!!!

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  • Stan F. Florida

    This is really not a comment. I just wanted to know if it's possible to purchase a DVD of "The Haves and the Have Nots", season 1. It has become a hit with my spouse and I did not watch it with her. I really want to catch up so I need to see it from the beginning. Let me know if I can purchase it.

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  • Dawn Los Angeles

    While reading many of the posts, I have noticed that some of us have suggested Tyler take some writing tips from Shondra (Rhimes). I think I agree, but not in any disrespectful way towards Tyler. Tyler is used to writing comedic plays and so his characters are often "over the top". His "bad guys" are almost cartoonish is their "badness". He is not as seasoned as a dramatic writer as Shondra so he's not really adept at writing characters who have more than one dimension so his characters' behavior is mostly cliche. Shondra has been doing it for a long time and she knows how to develop a multi-leveled character. Let's take Olivia (Scandal characters) for example, she would chew Candace up and spit her out as a street-wise yet educated woman who knows how to get what she wants from men. She knows how to stay two steps ahead of whomever she is dealing with and outsmarts them before they even know what hit them. And Huck? Oh, he would have Quincy somewhere in a corner sucking his thumb. You want crazy? Quinn would have Amanda hiding under her bed. And Fitz could show Jim a thing or three about being corrupt and cheating. But none of this is to diss Tyler, he just needs to focus on each of his characters and give them real personalities and depth. I think too, that he maybe needs to play entire scenes out in his head before writing a scene. I say this because the scenes feel stifled and awkward as if the actors aren't sure of what they are supposed to do or say. And maybe it would help if he would hire a team of writers to help develop characters and scenes. I say all this like a sister would tell her brother. No disrespect...it's all love. I've supported Tyler's work since the first Madea play. I think like many of us, we were just happy to see a young black man doing something positive and we wanted to see him soar. He's soaring now and I'm on his team, I just wanted to give my opinion.

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    • Dawn Los Angeles #1986546

      *in their badness (not "is")

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    • lorraine #1986692

      Can we please stop comparing Tyler to Shonda Rhimes?? She's a very talented woman and surely does her thing...NOW, can we let Tyler do his? The shows are completely different! I don't watch 'Scandal', it doesn't interest me; I watch shows strictly to be entertained and not to nick pick over every detail. If you want ridiculous, try the daytime soaps, w/their totally unrealistic, unresearched, recycled, tired storylines (good twin/bad twin; who's the daddy; back-from-the-dead, etc.); the viewers already know what's gonna happen before the writers do! THAHN's is something new and fresh from Tyler (some of us are tired of Madea), and I, for one, totally enjoy it! I think all the actors are doing just fine, and there are just enough twists we didn't see coming to keep you speculating from week to week! That's the FUN of it! I won't be whining and complaining until Jan. 2015, I can speculate about what I think might happen in the new season; until then, I'll just wait patiently 'til it gets here and move on w/life and other things!

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  • Tammy Jacksonville FL

    January 2015???? Tomorrow is not promised to us. I'm teasing, this too shall pass. From Candace to Amanda, who scares you more, ummmm Amanda. She is in rare crazy form...lol Thanks Tyler

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  • Savannah persaud Madagascar

    Eenie,meenie, minie mo I am waiting for the next episode 2 show!!!!! Can't wait omg bring to earlier date like 31 of August!!!!!!!!my bff's b/day she loves it all lot and she would like that to happen!!!!!

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  • Savanna persaud Madagascar

    Hi my name is Savannah and I love the show so much my mom and I love to watch and we were angry that it starts in 2015!!!!! but other than that we love the show. And my fave characters are Candace, Amanda, Jim and that lady that likes Veronica's hussy.

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