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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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  • Remmie Houston

    Hello Mr. Perry, I have been a fan of your work for many years. I am writing to find out if it is possible for me to buy the haves and have nots season 1 episodes. I have looked everywhere, from amazon, hulu tv, and the Own channel but no one has those first season episodes for me to purchase. I have the 2nd season recorded but feel I will not understand because of the history from the previous season. I have been waiting so long to get the episodes. All of my friends and family love this show and I want to be apart of it. Is it possible to have Own start from the beginning from season 1 or if I can purchase it. I'm sorry if I am a pain, I just would like to enjoy more of your work. Thank you, Remmie

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  • Diana Randolph(Diamond Tiara) Virginia

    Jesus Christ just told me that we need to get this music started please contact me at your earliest convince so that we can get this music and movies and plays and ministry started please. Their are 5 billion people who are not understanding that the world is coming to a end and they need to sing his praises and the music that JESUS Christ has song to me 200songs Will help people to get their lives changed and right with Jesus Christ has his father Almighty God so that they can take the people off of this planet before it happens the end of this planet their is another planet and it is called the third world and the name of the planet is the diamond planet before people can get off of this earth is Jesus Christ and his father Almighty God has to take us there and the only people who will make it is their children that have changed and that is serving them on this earth iLife is a test and we need to make all the right decision of faith representation of them and follow the 10 commandments God law's and not the world flawed ways so make your own choice Jesus Christ said thanks again

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  • Dave Smith Prospect Hill, NC

    Why does Candace wear the same watch in every episode?

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  • miss asia lakeland. fl

    Tyler address all issuse and so does the bible and for you to say he is pushing homosexuality is crazy he puts real world issues on tv. Iam a guess you hate people. Of the same sex but attacking. Tyler is not the solution, the issues will always be addressed and not talkin. Bout it is not gonna make it go away

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  • starr blountville TN 37617

    When was last episode on TV?.... I have missed some shows. The Cryers son Wyatt was arrested in last episode I saw. I have watched TV every Tuesday night and the show has not been on. Aarrgghhh!!!

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  • Paul St. Louis, Mo.

    When will you be selling The Have and Havenots tv series on DVD.

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  • Kaitlin stabler Camden AL

    Ooohhhh I'm so mad we have to wait till January to see what happen does anyone know who died

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    • MJ FL #1995831

      Hi! That is a looonnnggg time to wait! I think that Celine (the maid) was shot. Peace...MJ

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  • MARYE. MANDE SACRAMENTO,CA.

    I LOVE MR.PERRY 'S MOVIES AND PLAYS,I'VE SEE ALL OF THEM AND LOOKING FOREWARD TO SEE MORE...TYLER PERRY IS A GENIUS !!all the award winning plays and movies he has create .and still he rise ! he is an answer to our prayer(when it comes to entainment.so proud of u ,MR..Perry.and keep up the good works that u do also behind the scenes TOO .THANKS MARY MANDE SACRAMENTO, CA.

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  • Wendy C Savannah Georgia

    Love HAHN can't wait until it returns. It is wonderful to see parts of Savannah in the show it makes me proud to live here. Tyler Perry is a great artist, producer, and actor, went to see the play H*** Have No Fury Like A Woman Scorned here in Savannah it was great . Patricia Lovely and Cheryl Riley and the rest of the cast was great, only thing would have made it better was if Tyler himself had came along. Tyler please bring more back to Savannah we love it and thank you from the fans of Savannah. God bless you and your cast members.

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  • tammy shreveport

    i would like if you would make more of the house of payne and i can wait to the have and the have nots come back on i am on the edge of my seat. thank you for all the movies and t.v shows you make. i would also like more of madea.

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  • Angel NY

    Once again, another lesson can be learned from Shonda Rhimes. She has the hit show Scandal which the world loves and supports as evidenced by the massive ratings! When Shonda wanted to air a NEW show, she didn't abuse the fans of Scandal by taking it off the air and attempting to replace it with a new show during the Scandal hiatus. Why, because it would p*** off the fans and they wouldn't watch it. Instead, she airs her NEW show in the hour following the beloved show Scandal. Now her viewers are rewarded with their beloved show Scandal and are all too eager to tune in to the new show on the same night!!! See the genius in that! Both shows are guaranteed to be hits and all the fans of Scandal will undoubtedly tune in to her new show! Now, contrast that to what Tyler has done to us. We have a short, broken, slow moving season of HAHN with not nearly enough of Tika Sumpter who is the ONLY reason ANYONE would watch this show. Then the show ends, leaving the fans hanging in the wind for 6 months. Moments after we find out our beloved HAHN has ended and won't return until 2015, Tyler comes out with a NEW show which he tries to shove down our throats during the HAHN hiatus. Well, that show will flop for sure! HAHN fans are pissed off and most of us will NOT be watching anything on OWN until HAHN comes back on. If Tyler was smart, he would have aired this new show at 10pm to follow the season premier of HAHN, that would probably be the ONLY way to ensure some degree of success for this new show. I agree with the other comments that he is doing way too much! You have a hit, nurture the hit! You have a fan base for the hit, nurture the fan base for the hit! You have the ratings, nurture the ratings! So many people are so angry about HAHN ending and prolonged wait before returning....you are going to slowly lose ratings and fans for what is the best work you have EVER done!

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    • MJ FL #1995852

      Hi Angel! I agree with every point you made. I wonder if Mr. Perry is even aware of how upset the fans are about having to wait 6 months before we can watch our beloved show HAHN. That was a great suggestion you made about bringing on the new drama"If Loving You Is Wrong" right after HAHN. It's like he has put HAHN on the back burner while he creates this new drama. You are so right, and I've even said this too, he will loose a big part of the fan base for having us waiting 6 months! I wonder how long this new drama will be sticking around? All due respect, Mr. Perry, and this is my opinion, slow down! You are doing too many things almost at the same time! Peace...MJ

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    • cityoflaurel Maryland #1999544

      Mr. Perry is NOT the owner of OWN network. Who says he can say what airs or when it airs? He's not the boss. There is a budget when doing a TV show also. He can't show HAHN year round. I dont understand all the negative remarks. TV shows come on for a season and take a break and return months later. That's not new.

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    • Angel NY #1999582

      Yeah, but Dynasty would be on 8-9 MONTHS before taking a hiatus!!!!!

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    • Angel NY #1999583

      Hi MJ! I am sooooooooooo mad about having to wait so long!!!!

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    • cityoflaurel Maryland #1999805

      Even if that is true about Dynasty being on for 8-9 months, that was in the 80's? Time has change and TV has changed. So what is your point about a show that airs how many years ago?

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  • AJ Cincinnati OH

    I love show and never miss an episode. I hope David did not sleep with his campaign manager and he finds out everything Veronica has done with the car, Quincy and also that she she has relapsed into her addiction, because she feels pressured from David running for Lt. Governor and Jeffery's sexual orientation. Veronica's addiction would help explain her erratic actions. Her recovery would allow David to help his wife and rebuild his family. Veronica can also learn how to accept people as they are not try to change the situation to suit herself. Next, Benny needs to learn about his father trying to end his life so he could get his kidney. However, after Benny understands the actions of his father, he still offers his kidney, which would show a true Christian spirit. Since, we know of Benny's father, Candace's father needs to be brought into the show as another nemesis and to further explain how Candace became so ruthless. Finally, Jim should win the election, then Wyatt get arrested this time with hard core evidence, all of his extramarital affairs and the paternity of Celine's son are made public.

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