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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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  • 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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  • Rose Gary Richmond,VA, USA

    I love the show. It is entertaining while touching on everyday life issues. Though all may not encounter these problems, many people do. Each episode has positive encouragement added at some point. I say great job to Mr. Perry, the cast and everyone that makes this show happen. Never like waiting for new season. I would like to know who sings song that plays as Candace tours the houses.

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  • Tammie South Carolina

    I love this show and can't wait for it to come back on

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  • Jeanne Suriname

    Does anyone know when the show is returning?

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  • Lucy Fontana,Ca

    Does anyone know when the show will be coming back on or if it is? I heard rumors that it will not be coming back. I hope it is just rumors. Love the show!

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  • Evette New Orleans

    Love you Tyler, Have and Have Nots, however, some of the acting is awful, hotel if you are spending $400 a night should be somewhere to sit, nice chair sofa, chaise something, looks cheap, everybody needs to stay at the same hotel, why didit take episode 3 to know who was dead, white people cremate or bury their family members quickly, guess Amanda funeral will be next season, Veronica dstroying the bar area, anyone else would have been arrested, charges filed especially a black person, introducing new people haven't concluded with other characters problems, very bad so called acting job by that little boy, Q, accident scene bad editing or something, if there is a next season better script writing and acting, always room for improvement,

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    • joy Portland #2083623

      You are entitled to your opinion but Tyler Perry is a great writer and making making millions so in my opinion he should continue doing what he is doing and he should continue writing what he's writing

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  • Kevin Ohio

    I looooveee the new season of the show! People seem to be confused on weather this is season 2 or season 3. Own.com has it as season 2 but other sites say it is season 3. Anywho I was wondering when the season is going to pick back up? I know the last episode aired was March 24, so when does it come back on?

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    • Lil San Antonio, TX. #2083582

      Mr. Perry, I pray you will not kill off David. His character is so kind ,sensitive. And smart. If you need a budget cut, get rid of Veronica's sick, homophobic butt.

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  • Lucy Fontana,Ca

    Is the show coming back on? I heard it wasn't. Please tell me this is not true!

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    • MJ FL #2084352

      The THATHN will be coming back, but I don't know when. I read that OWN has ordered 23-26 more shows in February. The ratings are higher than they've ever been. So we just have to wait.

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The Haves And The Have Nots - Returns 6/30