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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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  • Lisa Plaisted Hartly,DE

    My Comment is that I would love to meet John one day plus I have challege for him and Jim can they ride abike 8.6 miles or walk it if good luck cause I have

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    • Lisa Plaisted Hartly De #2117574

      I'm writing cause I've wanted to meet john on my birthday which father 's day

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    • Lisa Plaisted Hartly #2117581

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    • Lisa Plaisted HARTLY #2117582

      I want to give GIVE Jim CRYER hug and as shoulder to cry on also my heart goes out to him and pray for him hope he has a blessed week ps direcard last message

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  • Carol J ...

    Its a pleasure being celebrated unexpectedly. Hearing caring voices that are always available for you is truly a blessing from God. God definitely know how to send his angels to rescue. Giving God the glory. Its my pleasure to bring close friends a warm smile. Take care Tyler... Not much of a party person but when others love your company.. its a blessing to share heartfelt laughs and true concern of being near you. # another bless day

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  • Viola Raymond Groveland, FL

    I can't wait for the Haves and the Have Nots to return on June 30th, as my Tuesday nights are void at this time. Mr. Perry you are a great writer, director, producer, and a people person. I love most of your shows and movies, and I was very impressed with the party that was thrown at your home for all of your employees at the end of the season. You and Oprah are the best, and may God continue to bless you both.

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  • Viola Raymond Groveland, FL

    I can't wait for the Have and the Have Nots to return on June 30th, as my Tuesday nights are void at this time. Mr. Perry you are a great writer, director, producer, and a people person. I love most of your shows and movies, and I was very impressed with the party that was thrown at your home for all of your employees at the end of the season. You and Oprah are the best, and may God continue to bless you both.

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  • Lena Miller Hyattsville, MD

    And they wonder why I follow Mr. Perry around...Madea on the Run...He is so creative, and such a "No Non-Sense" person. The waiting for June 230th, 2015 is almost killing me and I'm not in the series. It is so refreshing and alluring to see that all types of people have successfully made this series unforgetable. Now, I love Tyler and he can do no wrong...just don't get burned out.. My prayer are for you and your family, for love peace, and soul..opps..Soul Train..Love, Peace, and continued Happiness. Smoochies...Lena

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  • Sabo New York

    Woohoooo! Can't wait for June 30th, So happy to know We finally have a return date. Mr. Perry u have made my day. Love, love, love, this show but what I love more is that I watch with my mom and sister.

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    • Corrine Jones PG County MD 20748 #2118598

      My daughter and I love the Haves And The Have Nots can't wait for it to come back on. And also Love thy neighbor. And why did you put them on Friday.

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  • Marlene Duluth, Ga

    I miss Amanda's acting. She played her psychotic episodes quite well. Plus ... I wanted to see what happened to her Professor that raped her.

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  • E. Marilyn Nugent Lenox, MA

    This powerful drama has created characters that are unforgettable, due to the energy of the acting. Katheryn Crier, I think leads the cast because she emits such a strong held-back emotional power she is like a dam ready to burst any minute but doesn't quite. Young Jeffrey is probably the most wrenchingly heart breaking character, and Jeffrey's mother manages to offer up one of the most unspeakably evil mothers that I have ever seen on TV but who pulls it off brilliantly opposite her strong empathic understated husband. Certain actors are better than average, like the daughter Amanda, the long suffering wise Hannah, and of course the one-of- a-kind fiendish Candace. The chef was strong. Jim Crier contributes the role of a deeply flawed man who maddeningly , but convincingly holds the story line together. Wyatt is an unsympathetic spoiled son who you'd like to shake hourly. Thank you Tyler Perry and OWN.

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  • Niyonu Virginia Beach

    My family and I absolutely Love the show! We're all groom in the creative arts and the production and the execution of Mr. Perry's work is superb! I will Always be a supporter because I will never forget the awesome customer service I'd get whenever I'd call Mr. Perry's company to purchase his DVDs. Excellence in all areas and we can't wait to see the season premiere!! God's continued anointing on your gifts and lives

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  • Coretta United States

    I Love this show been watching since day one. I did get a little upset how the Candace kidnapping happened it just seemed so fake but I loved the kidnapping of Jim. Keep this show on.

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    • Jessica Georgia #2116128

      Scam!!!

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  • Sheila chicago

    they are right the same person is putting up cancel,but this is a very good show ,,loving you is wrong is good,,others well to immature,,but this show is the new updated soaps opera,,move over all my children.. All the actors are very good,,,veronica ,veronica,weeeee ,,listening to her talking to her husband had me like glued her role is so bold and outstanding,,,and bennys mom was so believable ,had me crying of a mothers love...I,m glad tyler hits homebase onpeoples feelings and when jim went into the hood I died laughin wandering ,,hmmm would it be that way,,yes ,,black would look but rarely will harm,,depends on where you are and what time,,in the morning he was safe..most would tink in a suit hemaybe a cop,,,,i,m glad this show is on ,,another thing his lighting is so different compared to he old soaps ,something about the old soaps lighting is different from now...

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