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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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  • Jean Marie queens new york

    Why do you have to have the music playing during the show. It is difficult to hear what the actors are saying unless you put the volume up so loud. It does not make sense with having music playing when the characters are speaking. It is not necessary!!!

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  • Shania

    Love your show Tyler even though I'm 11

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  • karrin collins St.louis, mo

    Well hello mr.Perry just wanted you to know I appreciate the work you've done over the years and am wish fully thinking and hoping you would one day write a play or movie about, this little light of mine, (me!) I wish u had other alternatives for watching my hahn, I bet im not the only one who would be willing to pay for a Tyler Perry chanel, like im giving netflix and hulu my cash ,,,,,, hint hint, ttyl.

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  • kathy ybarra

    I am addressing a broadcast problem with The Have/Have NOTS. I love this program. The people chosen for their characters are great. the problem is in California there is an issue with the Broadcast signal 6 times I get a black screen no tv program. I called Charter and since it is only one channel c 118 it is a broadcast issue. IT seemed to be a problem last Tuesday seasons premier and now today 7/14/2014. I am very upset because it one of my favorite programs. I hope you take care of this ASAP

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  • Earnie RegoPark, Queens

    Mr Perry could Amand's dad or mom read Amanda's diary so they could know what the law teacher did to her? I think that would be a great part.

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  • Theresa Ohio

    Please offer seasons on Amazon. Love this show but didn't get to see the first 2 seasons. Thank you

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  • Neva Jacobs Ohio

    Have to admit, when the show first aired, I was somewhat disappointed...thought the show too much like a soap opera, including the way it felt and appeared on screen. But being a great fan Mr. Perry, I gave it another shot. Then before I knew it I was hooked...love the show, glued to the tube every Tuesday night from 7 until the very last episode.

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  • Tauscha Wiley Mobile Alabama

    Hello Mr.Perry, Tonight is the night. For what you might ask? The answer would be for the best drams show. To me in decades the have and the have not's. Wouldn't want you to think I forgot.I pray that nothing will stop me from watching.Just trying too keep in touch once again this is the highlight of my day and my night.All day trying not forget that my desire to watch this show my cause me not to perform with excellence and skill. Have A Blessed Day

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  • Josee St Paul

    Love ❤ the show wish you had the prior seasons on dvd

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  • Cat smith Ohio

    Love this show & it's definitely worth watching every week faithfully! .. Put ALL of your shows on Hulu Plus ! ... PLEASEEEEE ?!!

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  • Drelaw Charleston

    I love this series. Veronica is off the chain. I love it. Candace is still my girl. I wanted Bennie to date but WOW. I am speechless. I do not want David to have an affair. It is good to see a black man with integrity. Last year, I was unsure which way you where going to take Jeffrey. an truly since the young lady is pregnant. I am lost which direction that he is going to end up. So I have to watch because of Veronica, Benny, Jeffrey and Wyatt are unpredictable.

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    • simonesimone Los Angeles, CA #2125123

      Wow can't say to must just finish watching it tonight wow u really got us on the end of our chairs. Lol foreal love ya

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    • wands GA #2125144

      Catherine's dress I love love love that dress I need to find it. Where should I look?

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    • wanda GA #2125157

      I read those hateful comments. I'm not saying that they should not have a voice; I'm just saying sour grapes. How long have they been in the business? Where is their body of work? If you don't like the work don't watch. I don't know Tyler I'm hooked miss the first two of the season; but because I DVR the show it wasn't a problem. I know you know better than believe most of the naysayers? Don't want to be corny but I pray you live long and prosper. Keep doin what your doin. Yours since your Philly shows.

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  • Lashawnna Detroit, MI

    PLEASE put HAHN on DVD. Thank You

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    • nickey Daniel Henderson, NC (27536) #2124044

      Amen.....I have missed last season so now I'm lost....if I had all the past seasons I can feel caught up on the new season.....#havn Thank you in advance

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