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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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  • Peachy FL

    I am curious to see what is going to happen. Now Benny wants to talk to his father who wanted him dead. What if he finds this out??? I can't wait to see what will happen.

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  • June FL

    As a Christina I am very disappointed, how can Tyler promote sexuality in that way. It is wrong both in the sight of God and man. Is this what our world has come to? When those who are on the verge see this it will be their confirmation that being a homosexual is right. I am in agreement with Veronica, I would have behaved in the same manner if that was my son. On another note Candice got exactly what she deserves she is too awful and evil for a little girl. This is what happens when you interfere in someone's marriage. she is just like Jim, they deserve each other. The plots are awesome though I don't know how Tyler Perry comes up with those ideas.

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    • Anne (SC) Bennettsville #1973975

      The show is not about homosexuality. I'm a Christian and I do not keep company with the ungodly. Mr. Perry, is bring out what is going on in today's society. Everybody now got someone who is a l****** or g** in their family. Some people support their families and some don't. Vericonia, is a controlling witch. This is why, Jeffrey, is so confused because so moms refuses to cut loose the apron strings. No Candice, do not deserve what she is getting. Jim knew that he was dealing with a woman of the streets. Stop trying to put Mr. Tyler Perry, down, if you don't like the show stop watch. If any parents truly care about raising their children right. They will pay more attention to what they watch and listening too. I thank God, for Tyler Perry, because I have learned a lot from him and himself and his side kick "Madea" and I'm not a shame of it.

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    • norma los anglese #1976440

      sit your a** down and get a grip on it that's life what it wrong with it TYLER PERRY is doing a great job sit down

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  • Janet FL

    The show is great but I'm not into homosexuality, that is nasty and most disgusting.

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    • mikael toledo, ohio #1973716

      You are entitled to your opinion janet, but there is no need to beed rude and distasteful. Please keep your negative and unpleasant comments to yourself

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    • Sarah Queens, NY #1973745

      I AGREE, IT IS A NASTY AND DISGUSTING THING, CAN'T EVEN IMAGINE, A MAN RUBBING A MAN AND VICE VERSA, AMEN MY SISTER

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    • betty #1973870

      Worse writing ever.Candace alive?C"mon now?☆☆Kill her, hannah, and cryers daughter off.Bad acting.

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    • Anne #1973978

      Why are you hating? You don't have a man, do you? I got one for you. He name is "JESUS." Try Him. Leave Amanda and Candance alone. Those two make the show. Please, don't even think about no smart reply. My Heavenly Father, already knows what you are thinking. Be blessed.

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    • alvin houston #1982275

      STOP HATING, AND GET YOU A LIFE, NOTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE, I AM G** AN HAVE A FINE BLACK MAN, MOVE OVER.

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  • Robin Trammell Michigan

    Please just rewrite last night show. Candace just get up from being shot. Oh come on. Give us something better than that. We are knew that she was not dead but at lease show that she had been shot. I love the twists but sometimes the story line makes no sense. Please do something with Jeffrey it time for his character to develop on another level.

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    • lorraine #1973753

      Obviously, Candace was NOT shot! We didn't see him put the gun to her head, we just heard the shot! I think the hitman deliberately missed her, to make it look real to Rose, so she could tell Jim the job was done! But Candace was scared spitless and hysterical, as well she should have been! She and Jim are both users, but Jim is a typical rich man who thinks he's above the law and can roll over anybody to get what he wants! But not to worry...he's gonna get his, BIGTIME!

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    • amari chicago #1975514

      I truly think the whole scene with Candace getting shot was fake Jim would never kill Candace I think he just wanted to scare her so she won't test his limit anymore And the whole Candace getting shot in the head we didn't see the bullet we just heard the shot so we know she is not dead Tyler Perry I admire your work and all that i'm gone be yo biggest fan cause i'm going to keep it real with you all the time everytime. from :your biggest fan amari

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  • EDNA Los Angeles

    Freakin Awesome!.................each actor brings a smooth twist to the show, even the gangsters...Tyler Perry and the Crew! You guys are doing your thing.....God Bless you all

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  • ANGEL NY

    BRAVO TYLER PERRY BRAVO!!!! STANDING OVATION!!!! BRAVO!!!!!! BRAVO!!!!!! Just watched last nights episode and YOU HIT IT OUT OF THE PARK!!!! BRAVO!!!!! I couldn't take my eyes off of the screen!!! I was shouting, screaming, laughing, and even holding my breath at some points!!! THIS IS THE TYPE OF CREATING, WRITING, AND DIRECTING THAT WE LOVE YOU FOR!!!!! PLEASE KEEP THIS UP!!!!!!! I absolutely loved this episode and all of ground that was covered, and all of the loose ends that were tied up! The pace was fantastic!!!!!!!! There are no words to express how happy we were to see Candace back and raising h*** before she has even showered or changed clothes!!!! I guess bad-bitches wait for no one!!!! THANK YOU AGAIN! ....AND BRAVO!!!!!!!!

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    • lorraine #1973690

      LOL! Candace has no clothes to change into! Well, now that Warlock gave her $5K, she can do what she needs to do; Jim's gonna pay mightily for this one! Our girl is on the warpath and LOOK OUT for anyone who gets in her way...and now she has backup!!!

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    • Betty Browne United States #1974649

      SUPERB acting. Great writing, comparable, in many ways, to Tennessee Williams.

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    • angel ny #1975187

      Ha Ha....I guess next seson will be intitled Judges in the hood.... roflmao!

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  • Phyllis United States

    Hey, I love your show the haves and have nots and some way i miss the one on 07/01/2014 i would love to see that clip. How can i see it without waiting for next's week.

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  • Dot Galveston, Tx.

    I thoroughly enjoy this series. When I think I've figured out what's going to happen-BOOM! Curve Ball. Just Love it, Love it, Love it!

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  • Cassandra Patterson Hephzibah GA

    This is the best show EVER, please keep it going. I'm on the edge of my seat every TUESDAY night, i don't want the phone to ring and no talking got to hear everything, don't want to miss nothing.

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  • Mary M Green Columbia,Tn

    Tyler, I love, love love this show. I was trying to watch THATHNs on Monday night. I turn to OWN and Datline came on. I was rushing it. That's how much I like this show. Please don't make us wait to long for the next season. God Bless You Mr. Perry

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  • Myself

    I believe Saline has a son with Jim and that's why she wanted that check so badly. Also, if you remember Catherine can't fire her because of some deal they have. Not to mention, each time saline said something about Wyat the Cryers got defensive. Examples. 1: (talking to Catherine) I don't know what id do if my son acted this way. Example 2: (talking to Jim) I've always though of Wyat as a son. "Wyat is not your son saline,"said Jim. Example 3: (talking to Jim) it was very heroic of you to protect you son like that; only if you did the same for all your children.

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    • lorraine #1973691

      Yes, I'm sure they do have a son together, and Katheryn hates Celine for it, b/c she's always subtly rubbing it in that they can't fire her! Maybe the junkie Jim is forcing to do something, is his and Celine's son. Jim has more enemies than he can count; if Celine ever decided to spill the beans about all SHE knows about that family, they'd be run out of town! Now Hannah has the goods on them, too, thanks to their junkie son! Yet Jim prances around town so arrogant, like most rich folks do when they think they're above the law; those are the kind you want to see go down in FLAMES, begging and crying!

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  • Lana Charlotte, NC

    Oh, that Amanda is coo coo for coco puffs! She is playing her role.

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