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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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  • MARY PENNSYLVANIA

    the story line is very slow...let's pick it up.......and please tell me where the baby is..... Benny improve on your acting or get out....your boring.............

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    • Kaira United States #1978687

      I agree! You said it before me... dang!

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  • sharon enos sea ranch calif

    do me a favor please don't take the have and have nots off it is the best program I have ever watched

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    • Taay Wilkes #1978636

      Yesss I love this show . & what season is this I forgot cause I missed every episode from when Candise was kidnapped and they was talking to her in the basement thing . I needa know so I can watch them episodes and then continue cause me and my mother missed a lot . Help!

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  • vicky United States

    Hello Tyler I found this morning that I will not be able to watch the Haves And The Have because my cable network brighthouse has taken Own off their network the only way to watch we have to buy a digital box to watch 2 station they removed. I will buy a box to watch it. I don't understand the reasoning behind it and besides people don't have extra money to buy a box just for 2 stations. You have out done yourself with this show. I'm sorry that I can no longer watch due to my stupid cable network

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    • Janis Kellogg Clearwater, Fl #1978586

      I'm also in the boat of not being able to watch The Haves and the Have Nots. I'm not happy about Brighthouse Cable moving Own to digital. I can no longer watch your program because I can't afford to rent their digital box. They ruin everthing. Sorry, Mr. Perry!

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    • Taay Wilkes #1978639

      I Know . I Went To Watch It One Day & Then The Channel Wouldn't Work Because Something About This Box & I Miss A Boat Loud Of Shows , From When Candise Got Kidnapped & The People In The Basement Thing Was Talking To Her . I Need To Find Out How Many Episodes I Missed . Someone Please Help Me ! I'm The Biggest Fan . I Can Post All Day . I Never Go Outside Watching This Show , I Tweet About It , Always Write About It & Love Every Madea / Tyler Perry Play , Movie Or Show .

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    • cityoflaurel Maryland #1978971

      Can you watch online? Do you have a computer?

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  • Pat crawford Bakersfield, Ca

    Please develop a way that we can see past episodes of haves & have nots, like Netflix, an app, or hulu, thnk u dearly

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    • angel ny #1980652

      like every other show in the world! In this day and age it is absolutely absurd not to be able to watch past seasons on Netflix. Sounds like some of Oprah's mess to me! Trying to appease her and this stupid OWN Network is going to ultimately be the death of this show. Go back to TBS PLEASE!!!!!

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  • angela clayton las vegas

    How can we get season 1 and 2 of The Haves and Have Nots ive been searching for 2 days and look all over for the Dvds Every site says go to Amazon and its not there either ! I would reallt like to watch season1 and 2 before I start the new one because I tried to wach it and was so lost but loved it lol! Can you please tell me where I can get season 1 and 2 at !!!

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  • MJ FL

    Greetings! There is no other show, oh I'll say in a decade, that has peaked my interest, let alone my attention as much as THATHN. In my opinion, this show DESERVES an Emmy!! Kudos to you,Mr. Perry, for bringing this show to OWN, you are doing an amazing job!! I just wish you had more episodes. I am sad because there are ONLY 3 episodes remaining. Time goes by so, except when we are waiting for the new episodes to arrive. And, oh, please don't tell us that after the season is over, we will have to wait until next year before we can see new episodes. That's a looonnnggg time to keep the fans waiting!!! Last Tuesday's episode was THE BOMB!!! Peace....MJ

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  • KTSP Manvel, TX

    I realize and thank God for delivering you from a poor "On the streets", to the rich multi talented -- and rich person in your life. and the fact that you wear many "hats" at time. with `feeling your plate`, I get the distinct feeling that it is beginning to show with the many products you have "IN THE CAN", That it lead me to ask a point question. Why are the Haves And The Have Nots taking so many breaks between seasons? Most television Network will have a minimum of 26 shows "Ready To Go" before airing. and the WAIT time between {SEASONS} are no more than two months (Summer runs). This Up and down suspence on this show, and the frequency of |CLIFF HANGERS| can be quite taxing on the heart. I Emplore you to have at least a quarter year (13 weeks) or even better; now that the show is well established, 26 weeks before you pause the season out. The flow of this :Continuing Daytime Drama/Sereal/Soap Opera.,.. will give a feeling like shows that are aired on the BIG 3 Network. I am not talking about content, In the words of M. C. Hammer, "Cant Touch This", but the continuity and flow of your 'on again off again style... ask your fans in a POLL I think you would appreciate what my point is. basic poll question: DO YOU LIKE THE FREQUENCY OF BREAKS BETWEEN SEASONS? YES OR KNOW. Or HOW OFTENT SHOULD WEEK BREAK BETWEEN SEASONS: 13 WEEKS, 26 WEEKS, OR 52 WEEKS. Thamks for the drama that NO OTHER STATION CAN SIMULATE.

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  • DIANA STARKES Ocala Florida

    I would love to own all the series of The Have and Have Nots. I was sick for a while and miss a lot are they for sale anywhere.

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  • Veronica Texas

    I've enjoyed this show since it aired when will the season episodes will be offered I want to own it along with the other shows that air on OWN please offer this

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  • Kabaka USA

    I enjoy the series, yet Benny needs years of acting lessons. The anticipation for Season III is overwhelming! Keep the series coming!

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  • EJ United States

    I have watched this show from the beginning. Tyler, you seem to have lost touch. People don't let people run over them ALL the time without ever standing up to them unless they are COMPLETE cowards. Why did you write the majority of your characters as cowards with no backbone? Only Candace, Jim and Veronica have any backbone. I don't like any of those three, but at least they say what they feel and will stand up to anyone. The rest of the characters are doormats. Yeah, Hannah and Kathryn talk a good game, but when push comes to shove, they fold instead of doing any of the things they threaten to do. Give your other characters some backbone. It's too hard watching the characters you like always cowering and being totally servile, especially Jeffrey!

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    • Lana Charlotte, NC #1976976

      The same happens on daytime soaps. For example The Young and the Restless. Victor Newman is very powerful and gets away with everything. Difference is the characters on the Have and Have Nots are a little extreme. I think Tyler is on the right track but needs to introduce more people in the story line. As much as I love this show I don't think it will last with just the current cast. The cast needs to be expanded just like daytime soaps.

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    • Gail Mississauga, ON #1977238

      I agree with EJ 100%. There is no satisfaction watching people get demeaned and bullied all the time...it gets depressing and I get angry. Please let it get a bit more uplifting. I can't stand the way you have Jeffery's character whimpering around his mother....Gosh, give him some backbone!

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    • Candi Miami #1983978

      The ending is ridiculous. Where does all these thugs come from. Tyler you can do better than that.

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  • Jackie Hardison Hephzibah, Georgia 30815

    Tyler now you can not keep giving us these short episodes I want more now this is got me upset I want more more, more, lol!!!! Me and my sister get off the prayer line early on Tuesday to see The Have and Have Not's and what are we going to do after the last three episodes now we gave you a break last season but we need need, need more more, more. We Love You and the Show forever and Ever Jackie!!!!!

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