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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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  • tmp ohio

    I LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS SHOW. I BELIEVE IF THE NEGATIVE VIEWERS WOULD HAVE GIVEN THE SHOW A CHANCE THEY WOULD AGREE. I HAVE WATCHED MANY SOAPS AND BY FAR!!!! THIS ONE IS THE BEST. THANK YOU TYLER PERRY YOU ARE THE BEST.

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  • SDGB Bklyn NY

    Tyler P. I get the shakes waiting between seasons but you do you. Amanda's stabbing the prof. needs resolution - is that buzzard dead or still jogging with a knife in his back? Benny is on the right track with mood swings - brain injuries are like that. Judgey Wudgey - Jim is a piece of work I want him to hook up with earlier mentioned sis in law he shagged MMM what an arc. He's his own worse enemy. Let him find out about Catherine's mastectomy Let's see his humanity what little he has left. Stupid Jeffrey your car NOT YOU was involved in the accidents so you aren't liable No Common Sense. Celine Work it Girl i love her. David Kohls has a Testosterone sale Make a purhase Stand up to Veronica. I may need her Rehab facility til the new season

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    • lorraine #1981453

      You just reminded me of something: unless Veronica wears the pants in the Harrington household, I don't see why David couldn't have set up an account for Jeffrey so he wouldn't have to be under Veronica's thumb! He could buy his OWN d*** car, and let her do whatever w/the other one! You're right, Jeffrey had nothing to do w/the accident; he should have reported his car stolen that night, but since he's so 'sprung' over Wyatt, he couldn't do it, so Veronica has this over his head. All this, and Wyatt doesn't even LOVE him! He would get turned in so fast...but that's just ME! Jeffrey needs to come to his senses and get w/Landon! (I'm sure he will eventually)

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    • Jules #1981460

      I agree.

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    • Julie Boston #1981643

      I agree with you. Why does Veronica have all the power in that family. Is the husband a wuss? Can't stand Veronica. She jumps to conclusions. She is going to ruin Jeffrey. Can't stand Jon Cryer....terrible actor. Love/hate Candace. Hates the way she treats her mother. Shocked her baby died ....don't believe the story though....

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  • lorraine

    Can we just enjoy the show and stop w/the complaints!? I doubt if a major network show would get this much flak! Give Tyler a break! Yes, some of it is predictable, but it's called 'formula tv'! The fun is seeing if your predictions are right! And here's mine for tonight: the junkie that Jim got, is going to pretend that HE's the one who hit Benny and the little girl; Jim picked him b/c he has similar features to Wyatt and could easily be confused by someone who was high, like the little girl's mother was; she was in the crack house w/Wyatt, if you remember. So they'll say she was high and picked the wrong person; it wasn't Wyatt, it was this other guy! **I hope Quincy shows up for dinner @the Cryers...

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  • rose greensboro, nc

    Tyler perry can you please tell me what happened to the professor. He was stabbed in the park and now is he dead, alive or just missing. What happened to him. The daughter met him in the park and stabbed him and he ran off. Rose

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  • Shirley Broadnax Voluntown,CT 06384

    Mr. Perry, I love the show, please consider making this a Monday-Friday soap opera.

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  • Shayne S.

    This show is one of the best on television, But I wish Tyler was more crafty with the storylines. These characters are so interesting to watch.

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  • Olive Bitariho Uganda

    Thank you so much Tyler Perry for "the haves and have nots". I really loved season 1. I have not been able to access season 2. How do i get it? on the NET it says " The video is not available in my county"!!. plse help. thanks.

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  • Alecia aka jamaican princess Panama city

    I am ready to work in your studio Mr. Tyler.

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  • angel NY

    NOBODY WHO CAN EFFECT A CHANGE READS THESE POSTS!!!! I AM CONVINCED.....we have all been saying the same thing over and over and over and over....yet things remain the same. THIS IS AN EXERCISE IN FUTILITY!!!!

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  • angel ny

    I wish Tyler would watch Scandal and see how Shonda Rhimes gets down!!! This whole season of 20 divided episodes would have been wrapped up in about two Scandal episodes. It seems there is one theme for the entire season (eg last season Benny) and you take forever a whole season to develop it. Too d*** slow....and not enough Tika Sumpter. I am really trying to hang with you Tyler....but you may lose me at the end of this season. I cant take all of the split seasons, unnecessary hiatuses and being left hanging trying to promote Oprah's network! You were on and poppin' back in the TBS days~!! what happened?

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  • Catherine Jackson St. Louis, MO

    Tyler, I appreciate you and all you do. You are an inspiration and proof that dreams can come true if you work hard, believe in yourself and above all, Trust in God. I love "The Haves and the Have Nots" , and my favorite characters are Hanna, Candace and Katheryn. Hanna represents the hard working mother who works hard to keep her head above water. She should shower some of the love she has for Benny onto Candace. I '[pam glad that some bad luck is finally coming to Candace because a bad person always run into obstacles that will stop them in their tracks and it is about time she gets hers. I do think it is about time it is revealed what happened to the baby. Katheryn is strong. She will back her children even when they are wrong. David is the real eye candy on the show and it pleases me that he stands up for Jeffrey. Jeffrey acts more like a 6 year old than a young g** man. The gayest man doesn't act as wimpy as Jeffrey. Some of the acting is not good and I won't name names. Anyone can look at the show and see who needs additional training. I will continue to watch the show and I am not looking forward to the end of the season.

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    • Beverly Steward #1980920

      I love Hanna. She is my favorite character. She deserves an award for this part. Judge Cryer is so long down and dirty. He should pay for all of his dirty deeds.

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  • Cheryl Royal Oak Michigan

    Tyler Perry you are doing a fabulous job with this show,the characters are, great I hope Hanna finds out about Bryon b/c he is a dirty lowdown sneak snake he new to be reviewed I hope Tyler bring him out in the storyline, he befriend her during her lowest point and took a advantage of it like he a friend, I hope it comes out soon. Great Show

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