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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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  • J Charlotte

    Where can you buy all of the episodes of the haves and the have nots on DVD or can you not buy them? If you can't buy them then Tyler Perry should get them put on DVD so we can buy them. Who agrees?

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    • Lantramama Illinois #1984159

      I agree,PLEASE,Mr.Perry put this show on DVD .I love it!

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  • Jennifer Jones New Albany , MS. 38652

    I'm missing everything since I don't have OWN. Is any of this on DVD? Love me some Tyler Perry and get movies and plays as soon as available. Keep up the good works Tyler. We still think there's a preacher in you! Think about it!?! Love & Respect, Ms. Jennifer The Community Angel

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  • A. Gabriel Terrance Laredo, Tx.

    Tyler, where is the missing baby Candace claimed was murdered? I did not buy those crocodile tears? Does Jeffrey ever become "straight" and are his parents ever reconciled?

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  • Shantia Hampton, Va

    The ADA in season 2, is she the chick that played in "Coming to America?"

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  • Richard Ashby Forestville Md

    Dear Mr. Perry, my wife and I would like to know whatever happened to the professor in the last episode that Amanda stabbed in the back? Is he still running in the park with the knife in his back? Lol

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  • Jordan

    It needs to be on Netflix watch now but cnt wait to see the finale

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  • Wade Stallings Atlanta

    Mr. Perry, Whatever you do, please do not kill off Candice or Wyatt. I think there should be another woman that can stand up to Veronica and Jeffrey need to Man Up!!! It would be nice to see Candice beat Veronica down and put some church scenes in the plot with some good singing and preaching. I love this show with a Passion. Very Good Work Wade

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  • Veronica Franklin Cincinnati, Ohio

    I can't wait until tonight's show!!! I'm rushing home after teaching Aqua Zumba, shower, and get my eats!!! I wonder who's getting killed??? I guess I'll see in a couple hours!!! Such a hwat show!!! CAN'T WAIT!!!

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  • MJ FL

    Okay Mr. Perry, I'm waiting for my roller coastal ride tonight. I think that Qunicey will die tonight' or maybe Amanda, or maybe Wyatt. Btw, you aren't going to have the fans wait 7 or 8 months before we will see our beloved THATHN? Peace...MJ

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  • juarlesa williams Huntsville,AL

    I can't wait till season 3. I love you Tyler and keep up the good work.

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  • Sherry Baskett las vegas

    I love the show however sometimes to me the dialogue between characters is long and drawn out here and there. I watch and say to myself....c'mon spit it out already. Other then that, it's fantastic!!!

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    • Joycelyn Martin New Orleans , La. #1984126

      Yes so true .

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  • Angel

    is there gonna be a season three because you cant just end the whole series with someone dying and Candace has to do deal with jim so I think there will be a season three...Bye

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    • MJ FL #1983750

      I Guess the new season for THATHN will resume in 2015. That is a long time to wait :-(

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