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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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  • jeb1 United States

    I enjoyed this Season and it's obvious there's a lot of hard work put into all of the episodes but there's also a good share of bad acting. Maybe Mr. TP could put an acting coach on the set just for the moments that need more than just a Director's instruction.

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  • A Frame TX

    Have followed this show since it's first episode. While I don't agree with the legitimacy of homosexuality, it is, nonetheless, a reality. The show is gripping, and I've not missed an episode. The one constant in the series is Hanna's unswerving faith in Jesus Christ. I look forward to her appearances on the show, and, wonder if her character isnt the glue that holds the whole show together. I also look forward to seeing the law professor get his in spades!

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  • wendy nimonso 399 Madison

    when is the show coming back on? I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Beverly Amo Brooklyn, NY 11225 #2085920

      When Mrs. Harrington set her hiusband on fire, is this the final episode????

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  • Anthony Angrywolf

    Can you people PLEASE band together to end this horrid show?

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    • Marsha Roberts United States #2085060

      If y'all don't like the show, then watch something else. I love the show, like so many other people.

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  • coco United States

    Please let jeffrey and candace get together and the political boy. One happy family. Is Melissa pregnant.

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  • deaconjames Houston, Texas

    I am asking to have Patti Labelle, and Oprah Winfrey to guest on the have and have nots. Hannas lost sister and Candace aunts. Please consider this to add something to the show. You need to have some music on the show for i tunes. This may help you.

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  • Val San Antonio, TX

    When will the Have and Have Not's come back on? I do not want the show to end. Please come back.

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    • A Frame TX #2084883

      Hey Val, in San Antonio, I'm with you. Don't want the show to end. When does the next season start?

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    • Rhonda New Jersey #2085154

      me too am awaiting the next season. Anxiously waiting to see what's gonna happen to Jeffrey, Candice, her missing long awaited baby, Melissa, and who has she been visiting in the hospital at bedside? Who is erica and how does she fit into the story? Veronica, Girl you're off the chain. Keep up the good work TP.

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  • Liza Upland California

    Hey Me. Perry. Just wondering when season 3 will be coming out and if any of your season going to be on nexflix ??

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    • Barbara Riverside #2084360

      Newman Enjoy all movies, plays, everything. This is my favorite. We need answers, is there more episodes to come? if so when? please don't take too long, It the heart of my intertainment. Keep up the good work.

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    • Rhonda New Jersey #2085156

      Me too, anxiously waiting Tuesday to see what is gonna happen. Love all the characters. sometimes get a little tiffed with Benny, but, guess I can tolerate him. from where I come from Disrespecting your parents in anyway wasn't excepted. understand him loving and wanting to protect his mother, but ...

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  • Mal md

    I do like the show. The plots are insanely crazy. The dialogue needs some serious work though. The conversations, in fact nearly every line between characters is the same. Over and over in the same scene. "For the last time <enter name>." "For the last time <enter name>." "For the last time <enter name>." "For the last time <enter name>." repeat... When you say "for the last time" normal people follow up with some action. They don't just say "for the last time" again, and again... But besides my issue with the dialogue, its a great show.

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  • cynthia williams a.c., ca.

    The comments on the side bar, make it very clear that they live on Mars or some other planet. Today the world is full of haves and have nots, with and without money. I do not know a family living pure of problems. If you are clear today, keep living.

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  • Denise Plainfield , NJ

    Tyler Perry is at his BEST, the story lines are simply amazing. Go MR PERRY. Job well done......

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  • Wendy Omaha, Nebraska

    I love this show. I watched for the first time in Georgia with my niece. Can't wait for it to return

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