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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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  • D. Maxey Matteson, IL

    Why are blacks portrayed as drug addicts and slum residents on this show? Why must we have so many dirty policemen? There is too much of this going on now and it is not entertaining. I quit watching the news to watch this series only to see more dirty policeman and druggers/murderers all black. Not entertaining. We can do better than this.

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  • Wanda White - Legal Secretary New York, New York

    Can't Tyler Perry have a few more white or other nationalities locked up. When Quita was standing in line trying to speak to Veronica, I noticed that all the women were black except for one. I'm so tired of seeing our people stereotyped as criminals.

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  • Wanda White - Legal Secretary New York, New York

    Sooner or later they will find Quincy's body. I don't know why Benny and Candace think that they can get away with burying a body in the back yard. Now what is Benny going to do to War when he finds out about him and Candace! It's Candace's own fault. Now big brother will be fighting her battles again, which is beginning to get pretty boring. Pretty soon, someone will take Benny out. He thinks that he's such a big thug. I don't like Mitch, Benny trusts the wrong people all the time.

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    • Dominique Lashay Yancey 2700 felicity drive cincinnati,ohio #2184273

      do you think the nosy neighbor saw benny buried quincy in the backyard

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  • lorraine

    I just can't STAND Quita!! She looks like a wild woman and she talks like a ghetto country bumpkin!!! PLEASE get rid of her soon; I can't take it! And I'm getting so sick of Candace and her flunky heifer; they both need to be done away with! Poor Landon; *and for once, Jeffrey actually showed some 'manhood' and stood up for himself w/that officer; he had him figured out from the beginning, and made him feel like a closet chump! **I hope Hannah doesn't let Catherine try to use emotional blackmail on her...tell her if she doesn't hand over your $$$, you'll go right to the police and tell them what her son did to YOUR son and that little girl! All her blubbering and whining won't change the facts: they created a spoiled, entitled, druggie w/no regard for other people, but they think $$ can buy anything and anyone...not this time! ***Now let Veronica go home and get what's coming to HER!

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    • Marilyn Brooklyn #2173977

      When you posted that you needed actor's and actresses I apply spend a bunch of money on photos still waiting, like three yeas ago.peace love prosperity to you keep smiling

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  • LAMESHA WATSON United States

    Where did you get Quita Maxwell from? That girl is too funny!!!

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    • lorraine #2172528

      Too funny?! God, she makes me CRINGE! I can't stand the sight of her, and listening to her talk....unspeakable! The sooner she's off the canvas the better!

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  • RAVANDA IL.

    TYLER ,it's a shame you've got my friends and neighbour's like we are on a TV fix until Tuesday night. We get all our work done early on that day so we can wait for your show that night. Love you Tyler , can't wait til tomorrow.

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  • Joyce Coleman Detroit, MI

    Oh, Tyler Perry, you deserve nothing but kudos for your outstanding show "The Haves and The Have Nots". This is by far the best show on television today. I can hardly wait for the next week's episode and actually outrun the week until it comes on. As an avid fan please allow me to perform so I can help to get those lowdown conniving scoundrels Oscar, Veronica and Jim. I will even rent my own tank to take the aforementioned villains out. In actuality, all the characters were well chosen and play their respective roles well. Mr. Perry, you have outdone yourself again! Joyce Coleman Detroit, MI

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  • Kayla Smith 22 1 DWT I WAS JUST A LITTLE WHILE

    Kayla Smith

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  • Sandra Hughes Brooklyn,NY

    Hello Mr. Perry! ...I am not a big t.v. watcher, however, I was able to see two episodes of "The Haves and the Have Nots".... I love it! My question is ... How can I go back and watch the previous seasons? I would really like to start from the beginning. Hope to hear from you soon. Yours Truly, Sandra Hughes

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    • nadine Durkin #2172638

      This show was great when it started,but something happened last year and it wasn't good. the show started to really be bad. There is no more interaction between the characters. Actually it went downhill when Amandas character was killed off. Too much stereotyping which I don't like.I saw today the only thing I liked all year, Jeffrey telling that cop off. The cops a streptype too. Also Hannah telling Katheryne she knew all along. But weirdly I liked those 2 as friends,so that's over. And when did Candace become such a thug with a thug friend? Im confused. yuck

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    • Michelle HAHN #2173097

      Yeah, getting a bit dry now. How do you end a show like this.? Mostly everyone of them should be in prison. Maybe the cancer returning in Kathryn and Jim remain in prison. Veronica get shot, War kill Candice, Benjamin kill War , Benjamin go to prison, Maggie get pregnant decide to keep her black baby and move away, Jeffrey becomes a transvestite, David becomes governor, Wyatt, over doses, Kathryn, die and leave all the money to Hannah and she drive away in a brand new BMW to raise her grandson in her brand new home.

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  • Tina Meredith Mississippi

    Quincy's sister Quita better stay behind bars and face more charges especially for child abuse. She need to stay a good 30 or 40 years. Quita need to either do that time or face whipping from Candace and Erica and go exile to prison or be sent prison in another state. If she do get out because of Veronica,Candace and Erica need to prepare themselves thoroughly and I mean thoroughly and be on the lookout for her even if they succeed in the revenge against Oscar before they face Quita stay on guard don't get too relax in paradise. They need guns, other weapons and ammunition. When they catch her, They need to tie her up to a stool or hair salon chair and torture her by burning her with a few bruises with straightening combs, curling irons, flat irons, burning relaxer,and even a scorching hot electric iron,and threaten to pour hot grits on her and beat her with a cast iron skillet. Here's another idea Mr. Tyler they need tie her up and throw her in hot shower or tubs and whip and beat her on her back a little bloody but until large bruises show up with a switch and belt tie together with stenching cords and tattoo that heifer's back with the same brand they tattoo cows. Make sure they ask her questions tough questions too. She need to get it worse than social worker but not worse than Veronica. Candace and Erica just need to give Quincy's sister Quita a few minor bruises in face, a broken arm, a sprain ankle,and a lot of huge bruise scars on her back and a branded tattoo similar to the way brand cows on her back. Candace and Erica need to tell her leave town or state, or even the country; they can ship her off to another prison. And they should threaten to kill her if they see her ever again. As for Oscar, you should do a Have and Have nots movie where Candace chase Oscar all around the world. Let her learn how to fly planes, and make sure she has her guns. Don't let kill innocent people but get all unknown or known crooks that stole from her. Make sure this movie if you do The Haves and Have Nots movie is a box office success. And make sure it win some awards NAACP awards to Academy awards.

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  • juanita hampton fort valley, georgia 31030

    I just want you to know you out did yourself with Hahn .I love this show if I am not at home I record it my 84 year old mother loves it also she think you are the greatest your shows and your movies is what keeps her entertained .Thank you so much for your great writing skills. Can't wait until If loving you is wrong. Thanks so much for the all the help and mentoring with our African Americans .You are a great access to the entertainment industry.

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  • Shayne S.

    Each episode gets better and better. Clash between the rich and the not so rich.

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