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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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  • Lawanda Scroggins Murfreesboro TN.

    O by the way I have all of your plays and movies you are such a Excellent writer I want to become a part of your family can you help me I know I could do this acting I've singing all of my life just tell me what you need for me to submit to you lets keep in touch.

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  • CBates New York

    Absolutely love the show and have been spreading the word. Would love to know if there will be any box sets in the future. Or at least a marathon from the very beginning. People would watch more if they could some how catch up. As for myself I would love to be able to view it from the start. Keep up the great work!

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  • Thebrasta Warren MI

    Candace just gave Benny 10 thousands dollars and he call War for credit of crystal meth. If I was War I would not give Benny s*** on credit. I bet the car that Benny planning to fix up for Hanna is Jeffrey car. If I was Wyatt I would try to get the DA to put me in witness protection. I hope the house that Veronica purchase is next door to Candace. TP David is a whim please give him some BALLS. Hanna should quit her maid job with the Cryers and either work for her son or take care of Q when Benny find him.

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  • Kelly Charlotte, NC.

    TYLER PERRY ... TYLER PERRY.. you are incredibly brilliant to have as much shows, movies going on all at once. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your work... extremely exciting and amazing much so it's just totally unbelievable what you are capable of doing. And, I just can't get enough of the HAVE and THE HAVE NOTS!!! You are the best writer and producer I've ever known! You are Hollywood Mr. Tyler Perry!!!!!! ~ Much Love in North Carolina, Kelly

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  • TONIBinLV Las Vegas

    Can someone tell me if Candace was molested as a child, does Hanna know, and in which episode was this revealed. Thanks in advance.

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  • Donella Dennis Inglewood

    I love your show, but why the bad attitude of Benny since he got out of jail toward his mother, and I am so tired of his car wrecks. Give Veronica's husband more balls.

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  • Renea Heath Baton Rouge

    I just wanted to say that I want to be just like Verona when I grow up and married to the same type man as she kept on keeping on

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  • Dennyy NY

    Tyler I noticed when running your credentials, ACTOR is usually not added. Outside of writing,directing, producing you act and a great one I think. Is this omission done for a reason?

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  • Rosemarie Upstate New York

    Mr. Tyler Perry- Amazing series, I cannot get enough! This series shows your talent and creativity! I cannot get enough of the Haves and the Have Nots.....want more!!!! God Bless you and thank you.

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  • Kathleen Battle Raleigh, NC

    Very, Very Great Show. I really enjoyed looking forward seeing this show every week. Great Job Tyler Perry. You really out done yourself

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  • ck ok

    Good show but I think tyler has gotten off track . I love this show but have noticed his movies and shows have all gotten so bad that they ate no longer family movies / shows and If it continues I will no longer watch. What drew me to tyler perrys things was that my family could watch . Laugh and they always had meaning . Now its just sex and trash

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    • Sayeeda D.C. #2128614

      The HAHNs has and continues to show people, supposedly human beings at their lowest and I mean their worst behavior! What happened to the prolific writer you used to be Tyler? I have to turn down the sound and sometimes switch to another channel when I see the characters Candace and Veronica talking to other people. Black people do not act this way and they certainly don't talk in the manner that you are depicting them. Please stop this drivel! It is not realistic or even entertaining any more. You are driving your viewers away with this trash and with "If Loving You...". You are also losing sponsors. I have noticed quite a drop in the many commercials that used to take up most of the hour. I must stop now because I was taught "if you can't say anything good, then do not say anything." I rest my case.

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  • Shari new jersey

    Mr. Perry you have done your thing this season. The jail scene this evening was off the chain. I thought that after Hanna's performance last was superb, talk about a Christian Mother protecting her cub. Veronica has really grown into her character this season, while her husband still needs to buy a clue. There is Love and then there is stupidity, "WAKE UP" the sicko burned downed your house with you in it!!!! Continue Tyler being you. Love Candy Cane. She's just a lady you would love to hate but you just can't because she keeps it 100!!!!

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    • calvin connecticut #2128656

      Christian Mother--Really, all the swearing Hannah does? ARE U KIDDING ME? If she was so Holy Ghost filled--This language would not come out of her mouth. No matter how angry a person gets. God is Holy!!

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