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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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  • Marie Stone mountain

    Please don't kill that boy I can' t wait for january

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  • Latrice Jenkins

    Tyler I'm lost for words I just cant wait to January 2014

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  • CARAMEL_42 BIRMINGHAM, AL.

    TP, you are soooo wrong making us wait until Jan. to see Haves and Have Nots again. LOL. I might go through withdrawal.LOL

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  • tanya Philadelphia

    This show has totally swept me off my feet. I can't wait for the next season. Please don't let Hanna son die!!! Plus can we get a little less commercials

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  • PAMELA FLORIDA

    DEAR MR PERRY'S I LOVE all your movies IF could have all of them that would make me the happy woman in the world . I watch all your movies and plays

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  • Valence Houston, TX

    I'm so angry that I saw the marathon. NOW I CAN'T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD!! I saved it in my DVR and was late to work this morning because I could not pull away. I can't wait until tonite. Thanks Tyler Perry for creating a Soap Opera that is realistic, funny and suspenseful. Please don't wait a long time like most to bring on the second season. I'm not a big TV fan, but this is a great escape. Keep doing what you do. By the way... the OWN Network is awesome.

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  • Don New Jersey

    I am so hooked on this series since watching the marathon I can wait to watch the finale. Brilliantly done TP

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  • DremaR Ohio

    Wow, I have watched the marathon today on OWN. I am now a dedicated fan of this series. Tyler Perry, you are amazing, the talent you possess is a like a gift from you to the world. Always, Dre :)

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  • Faye Greenville, SC

    Dear Tyler: You are so very talented. Please do everything to keep "The Have and the Have Nots" on the air. It is so brilliant and so well written. I cannot wait until the next Tues, and now it is Labor Day, and it is ending. Why? It is totally based on reality, and I have not heard one F word. I really believe it is at the very top of the best programming I have ever seen. I really would appreciate a reply. Thanks.

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  • cori jean FL

    Season 2 of The Haves and Have Nots cannot come soon enough!!!! When does it come back in 2014?

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  • Pammie Columbia ,SC

    Dear Mr. Perry after seeing numerous all of your Movies and having the pleasure of going to a few of your plays live. I thought you could'nt possibly do anything else so amazing and of course I was wrong. I have watched the Haves and the Have nots from the begining and I salute you for your tremendous writing talents. The cast is outstanding and the way that they embraced their characters and brought them to life was unbelievable. I find myself laughing , crying jumping for joy and screaming at tv as if they could really hear me. (Lol) Now we are at the end of this journey and I cannot wait to see what you do next! Please give us a season 2. If your'e ever in SC doing casting I would love to do a mini part even a walk on . God bless you!

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  • Tony Hot sprigs ark

    Well I think it is very very very very very good soap and i don't think that the last show should be now cause this is the best night time soap on tv so we are acking for more mush more

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