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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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  • Sarah Scott Atlanta

    Although Title Perry have some good shows out, but this "Have and Have Not" is not his best writing. It is too detailed and the story is not moving fast enough, some of the things happening in it is crazy--9 guys to get one man. You have professional a lawyer fight over a man? Mother is blackmailing her son? Girl shots through the house in the first picture, we are now in the second picture and getting ready to start 3 picture and no one knows whether she shot herself or not---PICTURE IS MOVING TOO SLOW. What are you trying to do Mr. Perry buy time? The show just started so you should have plenty of material to move this picture along or you can hire some professional writers who know how to do this. Check out other network pictures they do not move this slow. You got to be competitive. People in general think fast so you have to move the show at the same speed we thinking. Look at Scandal and some of these other shows and see how they move fast, bouncing from one situation to the next. You are not doing a good job writing this picture so it will get very tiresome for many quickly and you will lose viewers.

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  • Sarah Scott Atlanta

    This show could be a very good one if Title Perry would hire some professional writers. His writing is not that good but it could be better if he did not include too much details. In other words it is like he is dragging things out to fill in time which means story is not getting anywhere too fast. If you check other popular pictures out like Scandal, Empire, State of Affairs, and all the others, writers move the story along quickly and it does appear they have problem finding material to include in the story. Whereas "The Have and Have not" seems be be lacking having enough available information to add to the story or maybe Title Perry is just buying time so he dwell the details too long. A story gets very tiresome quickly when this happens.

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  • Sheila

    I get it now what TP is doing ,,hes making his money,,,look he has other shows not just this one,,also this is the new way of soap opera,,got to admit it keeps you on edge,,but their are problems,,the loooong commercials,,that eat up time,,,i was so mad at how he came back and didn't show who got shot but its my instinct that no one got shot and JEFFREY MAYBE THE ONE OR the white mom excuse mei forgot her name ,,I notice that whiyet searched all rooms and it was dark on his sister that you couldn't see her in bed but I don't think she got shot,,Jeffrey might end up taking the bullet to save his mom from quincy,,I believe Quincy will try again on ronnica and that when Jeffrey comes in,,BUT TP cant do a daily thing cuz other shows has to play,

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  • Kendra Harper Houston, TX

    Hello! I am desperately searching the entire first and second season of The Haves and Have Nots so that I can catch up to the new season getting ready to start. Where may I purchase the DVD and when!!!!!

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  • Angela Briscoe United States

    I would like to know if the have and have nots tv series will ever be on dvd?

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  • Maxine Atlanta

    Looking for the Haves & Have Nots on DVD Season 1 Please, How soon can we get it please?

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  • Brianna Beaufort South Carolina

    How come all your new shows are not on TBS anymore i really loved that. All they show is re-runs.

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  • Wayne Baltimore

    Are any of the songs from the play available for purchase (iTunes)??

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  • Zodwa Mdabe South Africa

    Hi Mr Perry what happen with The haves and the have not in South Africa. It stop without any one telling us the reason? Big fan worried Zodwa Mdabe

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  • Veronica New York

    I've been looking for season 1 & 2 is it out for sale, and if so where can we purchase them?

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  • Kabaka America

    Are you going to have the typical stereotype of the Afrikan-American Man unable to resist advancements of a white female? Is their any AfriKan American Producer/Director with the jewels to show the other side of an AfriKan American Man able to be faithful to his Afrikan American wife? It's powerful you show their are AfriKam American with a Strong Positive relationship with his Son.

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    • jakara somewhere in, ga #2042985

      Did you really spespethe word African like that?? Wow? That is all. Less tv. More books for you.

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  • LaSharita

    Where can I purchase seasons 1 & 2 DVD's

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    • mavis Canada #1997543

      smith

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