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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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  • Dr. Annie Eskridge California

    Thanks be to God for the gift of writing that He has I stored within you. Your imagination with the characters are awesome. Thanks for allowing God to use your gift and talent. Keep up the good work.

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  • erin

    Hey, Just wondering if anyone knows the name of the song playing when Candace tours the condo she wants to buy?

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    • Whitney United States #2086749

      I'm wondering the exact same thing...

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  • Winfred Stephens Stockton, California

    Hello Mr. Perry, the evening drama, "The Haves and The Have Nots" is outstanding. You continue to amaze me as you have been gifted by God with many, many talents and extraordinary gifts. You are an outstanding writer, creator, director and producer. This is apparent by all of the meaningful plays, movies and adventures and dramas which you have shared with the world in the last ten years. But the "Haves and the Have Nots, in my opinion, is truly the best. Further, you are helping minority actors and actresses to share their talents and develop their acting abilities to the fullest. May God continue to bless you in your endeavors, which help and benefit so many other people. Rev. Winfred Stephens

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  • John Davis portsmouth

    Nothing but a bunch of night time soap opera. Trash!!!

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  • AJ Chicago

    The show has such great potential, but the writing is hit or miss and some of the actors are the worse I have seen even on daytime soaps. The writing drags on and on sometimes, even redundant, e.g.. question: "Did you see the sun this morning?" answer: "yes, I saw the sun this morning?" And the actors just stare at each other for long pauses. Please bring on better writers and step up the pace. I realize it is supposed to be a campy night time soap, but sometimes it is just over the top with ridiculousness. I don't watch the show consistently, but am trying to hang in there with it. Like I said earlier, it has great promise, but requires just a little bit of work with the scripts.

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  • Memory Garises Namibia

    I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this show. Tyler Perry one can always relate to his creations. Its really close to home and an excellent series. Love all the charactors, they were truly hand picked and perfect for the role. Especially Candice young, Katheryn and candices mom and son and ms Veronica oh man the list go`s on. Thanks Mr Perry and for all those that are hating, talk is cheap, create your own series or movie and lets see. Quit trying to be negative and always seeing the fault in other peoples work. Dont talk unless you have something positive to say.

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  • harvey lane plainfield nj

    when does the new season start?

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  • Toshia

    I'm so addicted to this show it's great considering you think you know how it's going to go then there's a little twist. Congrats on you child because i'e followed your carrier & story from day one i cried with the different adversities you had to go through "the Devils A Liar". I had to say that, but please make another season there are a few areas that need closure. Why didn't David smell the smoke or feel the heat? Veronica wow she's off the hook & where's the baby omg it's so great i admire and respect all of your work i especially love Alex Cross but that's off topic thank you for allowing me to leave a comment looking forward to yet another great season you have to give the people what they want lol. Much Respect & Thanks again

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  • Violet hawaii

    does anyone know when the next season starts?

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    • jewels #2090479

      June 2015. show goes off for 3 months and then returns.

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  • christine johnson Baltimore, Maryland

    I love this show. I just can not get enough of it. This is truly the best sow on tv. I do not care how good they say the empire is. This show should run everyday like The Young and the restless. I just need to know how long I have to wait this time for the show to start back again. The amazing part is that every person that plays on the show is excellent. I am happy g or Crystal Fox to be playing in just an excellent show. I followed her when she played in The Heat of the Night. Thank you so much Tyler Perry for making such an excellent show. I know that the next season is going to be out of this world. I can not wait.

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  • Sharon Buffalo, NY

    Who was the woman that played the realtor? I've seen her before.

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  • Sandra Marsh Ca

    When is this marvelous show returning? Cannot wait. Everyone needs a Candace at times...not the sex but her brains

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