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Our story opens very early on a Monday morning, at the home of Grandma Hattie Mae. Hattie has allowed her daughter and son in law to move into her home with their son Wallie. The morning silence is broken by the ring of the telephone. Hattie is afraid to answer. The bank has given her three days to pay up the mortgage, or the struggling family will be evicted. Tensions are rising for Frank who feels responsible as the man of the house. Frank has been out of work for months, causing the family to be supported by the sole income of Rose who works as a maid for a wealthy real estate giant, Louis Willis.

After months of avoiding phone calls from the bank, Frank finally gets a break when Louis hires him to be a handyman at the Willis estate. Rose is elated that her prayers have finally been answered. Frank is cautiously optimistic, but excitedly prepares for his new job as a handyman. That morning at the Willis home, Floyd, played by Palmer Williams Jr., is hilariously negative about Rose allowing Frank to work for the wealthy couple. Floyd is convinced that Louis’ much younger wife, Diane, will snatch Frank right from under Rose’s nose.

It soon becomes painfully clear that Floyd’s madness was not craziness at all. Diane goes after Frank the moment she sees him. Rose is completely unaware of the depths to which her boss Diane will stoop when trying to satisfy her insatiable appetite for strapping young men. While Rose and Frank consume themselves with saving the home that Hattie has lived in for over thirty years, Wallie has been deeply affected by the fears of being homeless. Only Hattie is aware that Wallie has been running the streets at night. It is not until Wallie is arrested for shoplifting that Rose discovers that her honor roll son has decided to walk a different path.

Frank and Wallie finally face off when Frank overhears his son lashing out about how Frank is a sorry husband and father. Wallie has learned on the streets that all men have a side hustle, and are always able to support their families. It is a bitter pill to swallow when Frank realizes that his son has lost respect for him, and blames him for the family’s impending doom.

It is under these circumstances that the struggling family will have to pray for a miracle when their worlds begin to spiral out of control. Hattie, an old woman who has survived a mountain of challenges, finds herself more afraid than she has ever been. Rose, the strong and virtuous matriarch of her family, stands firmly on her faith when she tells Hattie that she has to meet God for the first time. At the end of her rope, Hattie lifts her arms in a miraculous and desperate show of faith and power. It will take both of the women to battle the principalities coming against their family unit.

Meanwhile Frank is put in a treacherous situation when Diane maligns Rose with lies and deceit, while offering to write a check to Frank in exchange for sexual favors. Frank is tested like never before when he is presented by an opportunity to save his family by betraying the sacred relationship he has with his wife.

Frank’s impeccable character lifts him out of the situation in time to discover that Wallie has become a money making drug dealer. When Frank finally discovers the stacks of cash and drugs, he is ready to give everything he has to fight for his son’s life. Wallie has been so brainwashed by the streets that it will take the strength and love of a tough father to win the heart of his son back to the principles he was raised with.

It almost appears that Diane may have been successful in breaking up a happy home when Louis finally sees his young wife for what she is. Troubled by the truth, Louis must make the hardest decision he has ever had to make. Seeing the love that Frank and Rose have for one another, Louis intervenes to help the couple who are about to lose everything they have. In doing so, Louis experiences firsthand the power and the beauty of a family’s love.

Tyler Perry’s “The Haves And The Have Nots” is a powerful story of love and honor told with honesty and brutal truth. The show features powerful new music written by Tyler Perry, and a cast of extraordinary singers and actors who make the evening a heartfelt experience. Hattie, played by Patrice Lovely, and Palmer Williams Jr. as Floyd offer up enough laughs to keep audiences chucking for the rest of the year.

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  • tina vicksburg,ms

    I really enjoy your show its a black sopa opera. its funny and full of drama. when im not at home I set my dvr just to catch on the latest show. keep up the good work

  • Diamond

    I have seen clips of the Haves and the Have Nots on YouTube, but there is only one problem. I do not have the OWN network so I can't see the whole episode. It seems to be a good soap opera, but Tyler Perry can't view it on TBS because the numbers don't match. Most people do not have the network or just simply don't watch it. If it were on another network, it would be more popular. I would like to see it, so your fans need a better option Mr. Perry.

  • Tanya

    @ Carlin, I thought that Tiki Sumpter was Ebonie Smith as well. I thought, how nice it was that Ebonie is returning to acting as I loved her characters on the Jeffersons and her role as LaToya Jackson in the made for tv movie "The Jacksons". Tiki and Ebonie are indeed dead ringers of one another.

  • carolyn Savannah,GA

    kudo's on the new show. I was surprised to see its supposed to be based out of savannah. I am enjoying it. I was born here but grew up in Maine. I do believe if I was raised here I would not be alive. perhaps don't realized this really is a garden of Good and EVIL. Help ME!! I don't want anybody's money or pity. The spirits were very HIGH in Savannah last night because a good soul Mr. Ben Tucker left us yesterday. He was a friend and LOVED by many. I can't say more now but will continue to pray. Dear Lord Hear My Prayer. Oprah I know I owe u and will pay u as soon I am able. Thanks to you and Tyler for everything.

  • leiah

    I think a lot of people won't like it specially if you are not into soap opera for me I like it but tyler can't please everyone take it as this one not for you no need to disrespect the actors or tyler

    • Joice Indiana #1842769

      I enjoyed it very much and yes it is like a soap opera, which made it something different from Tyler! " I agree if you don't like it, at least don't disrespect..

  • David San Diego CA

    I can't describe how terrible the acting is in this show and the writing/direction, etc. leaves nothing to be desired! I question Tyler Perry's talents after watching this train-wreck...

  • Ed CA

    I LOVE THIS SHOW!! I believe the actors and actresses picked for this show are great!! It has that feel of early 80's soap opera with some campy acting but it reeled me in!!

  • Jean Inglewood, CA

    I had to stop watching this show. Each character is despicable and unbelievable; each scene is filled with such misery and deceit it makes my stomach churn. It may have a wonderful ending all planned out, but I won't ever see it. Pure rot.....

  • caroline modesto, ca

    I hope you will put this on Netflix streaming when the time comes. Not all of us have OWN.

  • Aallysha Humboldt,TN

    When does it go on sell?!

    • anna Manassas,Va. #1842635

      I think Tyler Perry you did it again. Love the"haves&haves not. I look forwaed to seeing each week. I think it could be aother hit like Dallas. Love ya. Keep on working.

  • Teressa milwaukee wi

    Stop hating I haven't seen the show but I know its good its Tyler Perry more power my brother

    • Tonya North Carolina #1838001

      I think you just proved Richard's point. How is it hating if he just stated his opinion? Atleast he has seen the show which you haven't. Come on, we have to do better people. Me, personally I thought the show was good!

  • Richard Atlanta

    It's funny how whenever someone post a negative comment or opinion everyone attacks that person for how they feel. It says 'Send Me Your Thoughts', not 'Send Me Your Thoughts Only If It's Good Feedback'. I think Mr. Perry gets a pass way too often just becaue he is a Black man making content for Black America. I am a fan of some of his work but this show has to be one of the worst shows I have ever seen on TV. It looks and feels extremely outdated and the acting is a joke. I can understand supporting the man as I do, but we need to give honest feedback because we all want Mr. Perry to stay on top but this show is not quality and if he keeps churning stuff out like this he will eventually fade away and lose that power he has in "Hollywood". Just my 2 cents.....now watch how many people attack my post.

    • Angela NY #1837719

      I could not agree more Richard and probably one of the most opinions post on this site.

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