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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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  • Joycelyn Martin New Orleans

    What in the h*** just happened? You could have given us more. Who is dead? Did crazy kill herself? Come on now I got to wait until January ? I hope that I live to see what happened. Then you send David in the room with the white woman, come on you did not have to do that to David. You have got to come with it some more come January . I love the show and I love your movies . I call The Haves and Have Nots The Black Dallas . Come on now you got to give us more.

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  • Felisicia Virginia

    Well, I honestly respect Tyler Perry and his journey, but tonight will be the last night I watch The Have and Have Nots. I tried, really I did. My husband taped it for me faithfully, but no longer. Tonight every stereotypical cliche' came out. The thug magnificent, the emasculating Black wife and the dependent Black son. Okay, I still kept watching. The "icing on the cake" came when the All knowing, All desirable White woman finally got the only decent Black man and the most rational character to enter her hotel room! That is it for me. I predicted it, but desperately wanted him to just go to sleep. That would have been the best ending for that scene. Can we have one decent Black relationship without having an interruption by the stunning, White Goddess that all Black men desire? I am not giving up on Tyler Perry, but I am disappointed. By the way, I know this isn't hurting his pocket or Oprah's so I don't feel so bad for this post.

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    • Earnestine Los Angeles, CA #1984649

      ...absolutely....perfectly....said.

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    • D.C. Slim Washington, D.C. #1984995

      @Felisicia, maybe we will get lucky and David won't be able to get it up. ;-)

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  • Tajmanera Brooklyn Ny

    REALLY January that's a long time an plus the way it went of we can not wait that long come on at least give us some special episodes or something until than

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    • Joycelyn Martin New Orleans #1984116

      Yes he needed to give us more on tonight.

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  • Claire J. Miami, Floida

    Help!!!! I am sick. I am having a Haves and the Have Not symptoms. I just found out my # show will no be back on until January 2015. I am having a major break down. Someone please call 911-Tyler Perry. I must say Amanda crazy b*** did good tonight. OMG... Jeffery need to grow a pair of you know what.

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  • kindra Detorit

    I love this show I watch it every week how it left off will have me wondering what's about to happen next can wait until January :) :)

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  • Yvonne Harris Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548

    REALLY TYLER???? JANUARY 6TH...Why so long? I don't want to see any reruns only NEW, NEW,NEW...please don't do this to your all so faithful fans. You are killing us harshly.

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    • Sharon North Carolina #1984121

      I agree, we need something concerning The Haves and Have Nots before January 2015

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  • Jeanne Rochester, NY

    I have seen every episode and I have just watched the finale. This group of people is the most morally bankrupt and pitiful set of people who have ever been lumped together. TP ought to take a laxative, do some major deep cleansing breathes, wash his mind with Lysol and get down on his knees and beg God to release him from the demons who are driving his storytelling. Someone died tonight? Please Tyler kill them all and put them and us out of our misery. There is no where to go but to h*** from here.

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    • norma oliver los anglese #1984176

      sit your sick a** down read your bible

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  • nichelle Houston

    I am watching this episode over again...Still shocked. Tyler Perry is a genius.

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  • Yolanda Fields United States

    I have really enjoyed this show. I don't care what I am doing, I run home and get ready to see the Have and the Have Nots. If not, I DVR it and watch it later. I can't wait til January.

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  • Francine Stamford, ct

    My mother and I love this show. During each commercial we call each other she lives in North Carolina and I am in Connecticut. You really had changed Tuesday nights for us. Thank you for your contribution to society. We are going to work our way into your other shows on own. We only wish that Own showed your show on demand more.

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  • Walter Bolden United States

    Mr. Perry you know you wrong. Lol Okay Amanda shot someone Jim got kidnapped, David took that fatal step, will Jeffrey grow a pair , Veronica stop wearing the pants Hanna going to tell Benny about his father. So many questions and we've got to wait until January . I will be on pens and needles until then. May God continue to bless you.

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  • Dorothy United States

    I am going to have major withdrawal symptoms until January.....Tyler this is not right, what will my Tuedays be like? help!

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    • camille williamson United States #1984011

      i agree with you he is wrong,

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