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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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  • V

    The Have and the Have Nots and If Loving You Is Wrong are your Best!!!!!!!

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  • enzinza Alabama

    Mr. Perry you really need to not have the music playing when the characters are speaking! You can barely hear what they are saying! Can you please check it out and see if there is something else you can possibly do instead of the music!

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  • G. F. Lakewood

    Love the show, however in the last episode, there was a lot of dialogue but it was not heard due to the volume of the background music score. Please turn the music down Tyler, we are trying to figure your characters out. The dialogue between Candance and Oscar in the New York hotel room was very low in volume. I have yet to know what he told Candance regarding investing. Turning the volume up only increases the music volume.

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  • Ron Phila PA

    First soap opera that I ever watched.

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  • betty United States

    If you let Candance get away from this Con/hot man, you are nuts . She's playing with the big timers now.C'mon now, get real.Somebody in Hannah's family will die, for all.that mess she's done.Show some reality.

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    • sherry texas #2138769

      I HOPE CANDACE GETS WHAT SHE DESERVES. SHE'S JUST A HOE, CAN'T STAND HER. LOVE HANNA, FEEL SORRY FOR THE PSYCO, KATHERINE SHOULD KEEP HER HEAD IN THE SAND LIKE SHE HAS FOR ALL OF HER CHILDRENS LIFES, IT'S TO LATE TO HELP NOW. JIM IS A DOG, DAVID, JEFFERY, WYATT,BENNY, AND QUINCY ARE FFIINNNEEEE.

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  • Tracy Mississippi

    Love the haves and have nots and if loving you is wrong.. I just hate they are only once a week! Will we ever be able to buy them on DVD? Sometimes we need a little fix

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  • Terri georgia

    The only thing i cant stand about this show, is not seeing conclusions to anything until the last episode! Every week you almost get an answer but nothing ever really comes out completely until the season finale! OMG i hate that! The suspense kills me!! LOL!!

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  • sheila white ruston,la

    I love Candaces wrinkling of her nose. I cant get enough of this show

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    • virginia a edwards FL #2130298

      Tyler the show is sooooo good my husband watch it with me every Tuesday night and the funny thing is that he is a golfer imagine that LOL .

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  • Mary Darlene WILLIAMS

    Sleep has come to claim my Strength thguideat I might regain. The Bless keep up hold guideand nourish You Man If God i just saw The Play version of The Have and The Ha Nots and my soul prospers. Be so Mature i am Blessed by Your understanding of The Living Word. Be Fruitful and Multiply... Man Of God Jehovah Be destined To Flourish.Man If God Live and Not Die. Mary touches and agrees That All Us Well... Amen

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  • Tina Meredith Mississippi

    I really believe that deep down inside the character Candace really does care about people especially her brother Benny, her son Q, her friends Jeffrey, and Amanda. She isn't pure evil and more than just conning prostitute. She's a very beautiful smart woman with style and attitude. She may not say it or show kindness to everybody right up front, or wear kindness on her sleeves. But if you take deep look at her character pay close attention to her actions and some words from main purpose to every detail when it comes to her brother, her son, and Jeffrey, you can see profoundly she is a caring person and there is some good in her heart. She does have some good motives as well as bad. She is more than just the bad girl. She is a diamond in the rough. Everybody and especially every woman can't be the goody two shoes cookie cutter Barbie doll or the perfect saint. Everybody got flaws and ain't nobody more innocent or equal to the status of Jesus Christ. I still want the character Candace to beat up Veronica real good. Please put it in the script that Candace beats up Veronica. Candace is my favorite character. I really love the show .

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    • virginia a edwards FL #2130295

      Candacs is a good actor that's why she is good for her part .

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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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The Haves and The Have Nots - Tuesdays at 9/8c on OWN