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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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  • Helen Coleman Indianapolis Indiana

    I love this show, but I love most of your shows. It keeps you on the edge of your seat for an hour an waiting patiently for the next week. The onlu thing I dont like is the long commercials and there are too many. Please bring the new paly to Indy. I come to all uour plays. Thank you. God Bless

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  • sheila chicago

    at least the show is not boring,,,I THINK IT WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOO DIRTY of hanna to bring up Candance life to that woman,,,she forgot how Candance ended up that WAY,,,FROM HER MOTHER,,if anything hanna should have offered in a friendly way to be supportive,,not take her child...cuz when candance was raped no one took candance from hanna, now as a grandmother yes care but look at your own past before u start running your mouth,,wyahtt ,,most men that get raped in jail get out and still does g** actions,,some go back to being a woman,,he might end up with Jeffery and someone gets aides,,glad tyler showed the reality of rape in jail none is saved from it,,

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  • Mrs T Tx

    HELLO! I was wondering if you will ever sell The Have and the Have Nots season series on DVD for those who do not have cable but would like to watch.

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  • jannice banksjackson 4502 teresa rd Orlando Florida 32808

    Please hear my plee. My daughter and i live in Orlando Florida. I ca me jere from ponchatoula la fleeing fro m an abusive husband. . We've been trying to keep our heads above water but we have hit a very low point pplease help us! Please don't ignore my very desperate cry.

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  • Pat White Las Vegas, NV

    Hello....what was the name of the song that played when Candace was walking through the house she is going to buy...that you. love..love...love this show..thank you Tyler Perry

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  • Joanne New York, NY

    OMG, why did have to make Wyatt get raped? That was so disturbing...I know it's just a television show but I can't get it out of my mind. I felt like I was watching an episode of OZ. Is he going to commit suicide too? That was just horrible...Maybe you rewrite it as a horrible dream..I know I'm asking for much...lol

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    • sp chicao #2136573

      hmmmmmmmmmmmm...did you say you didn't know how to take it...its just a show,,sounds like some mental facilty is missing it patient,what u escaped cuz u sound crazy a** h***

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    • Nippy Lafayette, LA #2137309

      I did not like that happening to Wyatt either. I surely wish that Tyler had something else in mind other than him being raped.

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  • Ladylove795 Madison Heights MI

    I was just reading everyone post, and you all are really good with this, because I wouldn't have never figure out what would be next. But this script Tyler is written is really kind of backwards because in real like you know that know man would be that stupid to let his wife dog him the way David is doing, this really gets on my nerve, and Renee thanks for that information because me and my husband was wondering was Oscar, and plan from Jim or David, this is really gonna mess Candice up after all she has been through in her life with men. and Benny just like a man just dump and I'm kind of shock Candice haven't caught on that he is seeing the old evil lady, that's gonna be a hot mess. Wyatt poor Wyatt once again I got this is Jim favorite words, and someone always end up getting hurt because he got this. Well thanks everyone for filling me end on something I was kind of wondering about. will continue to keep watching to see what season finale will be.

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  • TEP east coast

    It really pisses me off that Tyler has made Veronica into a villain & as I posted before I think it's because she does not like the fact that her son is gay, so she has to be crazy. I guess everyone who does not support the g** lifestyle is crazy, huh?...I can't stand Maggie & her putting the moves on David, she is a conniving horse-faced witch & I hope nothing she does works.

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    • Gwendolyn Savannah Ga #2136341

      I hope Maggie plan backfire on her as well Always trying to steal our good men even though Veronica is off the rocker right now Let them stay together in sickness and health

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  • Renee usa

    Celine is one delusional woman.. and I'm frankly getting tired of her... as for Hanna.... acting all holier than thou.. when she was clearly nothing but a big ole w**** back in the day... not taking care of Candace when she was a kid.. and look at her now...Oscar was brought in by David... and I hope he ends up on Candace's side when it all hits the fan...because they just looks perfect together.. and speaking of David.... he should do everything he can to help Candace because she is really the only friend his son has... and she has been there for him.. when he's been to worried about his wacko wife.... its like Landon said when it comes to his wife he bends and doesn't want to face facts about her.... he's just down right weak when it comes to her...

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  • Brenda New York

    I feel so sick about what happened to Wyatt, but I am Not surprised about Veronica's involvement in it. I think that could cause a friction between him and Jeffery after he was raped. If he is unsure of himself, he may start to think that he could be g** too. Then,if he tried, it could freak him out badly. I don't see Wyatt being able to cope well without drinking again or taking drugs. He may not be able to trust his parents for putting his well-being in danger like that. Don't let him feel alone in that. Bring help to him from someone female or male who was also a victim. That rapist guy should get what's coming to him, and he should give up Veronica's identity. I am anticipating Jim and Katheryn's vengeance. Veronica has made a lot of enemies with the prison rapist she will never pay, her husband and son, Candace, and soon the Cryer's as soon as they discover what she did. As for Q, perhaps Candace and her mother should share custody.

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  • CUTE530 maryland

    Mostt of the plots are so easyto figue the next scene, I think Wyatt is gonna end up with being HIV positive and transmit it to Veronica's son and Veronica is gonna get arrested, she my be the next Cookie when she gets out. Candice is gonna get taken for everthing she got by her new friend that Jim has arranged to set the bate for her.

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  • Adrienne Maryland

    I loved last nights episode and can't wait to see what happens next. Jim will once again regret not listening to Katheryn regarding their children. Wyatt is gonna be even more messed up before after being sexually assaulted. The truth about what Wyatt did needs to come out already and maybe a new twist will be that Wyatt didn't kill that little girl after all. Since Benny is alive, he wouldn't have to go to prison for his accident especially if Benny decides not to press charges. I know many people are mad at Hanna, but I don't blame her one bit for wanting custody of her grandchild. She knows her daughter well enough to know she hasn't reformed and is still lying about her new found wealth. As much as I enjoy Candace, she is still a liar and a schemer and now a kidnapper and isn't the best stable guardian for little Quincy. Hanna is the better guardian right now until Candace can get her act together. Benny needs to wise up about Veronica, he had no business being with a married woman. Veronica is just plain evil for what she did to Wyatt and I hope Katheryn founds out about what her friend did to her child and let's her have it. David is going to finally wise up and tell of her himself in the next episode and I can't wait.

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