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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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  • GeeGeeCee Bay Area, California

    This last episode was an insult to ANY intelligent viewer. Where in America can anyone walk into a surgery room? - Uh - nowhere! Secondly, I want to know where in America can a ghetto rat snatch the phone from an ER nurse, tell her to get her lazy azz up and find out ..... and not be the next one to need a hospital bed? The nurses assigned to the ER are never punks and are used to dealing with idiots. In real life Candice would have been knocked out or greeted by the police and escorted out. That's what security would have done, called the police. Thirdly, have you ever seen a doctor, let alone a surgeon who didn't have some form of arrogance? Never would the doctor come out and addressed the ignorance of an irate visitor, let alone cower down to her the way this doctor. Once again the only answer to that would have been for them to call the police. For him to say, can I go back to doing my job now?, pure insult to an intelligent audience. I like to be entertained like everyone else, and I do realize that this show is for entertainment, but come on now. Is there anyone else who consults on these ridiculous scripts? Someone who lives in the real world and not Tyler's over the top imagination. I won't even bother to address the fact that Candice is constantly just walking into Jim's office. Does he not have a receptionist? Again, can we get a little closer the real life? At least something that the average viewer can believe. I believe this will be it for me. The only acting I appreciate is the character Hanna. Sorry Tyler, still love ya!

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    • your own opiniion GA #1919996

      GeeGeeCee, Look its television entertainment drama. Its suspense. We all have our own right to our on opinion. but if TV was like you say it should be, then id call it boring.

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    • veldernia United States #1920504

      thornton I must agree with the comment about the hospital scene even though it's TV you don't have access to a operating room like that and security don't stand around and let you do what you want,I see she back off of her mom,when mama told her she would lay her out.

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    • The Jewel MA #1920686

      Oh come on now.... A little mel-o-drama doesn't hurt! It's what I'd expect in an evening soap opera----and it was a small "County" hospital. Some people have violated protocol and zip lined past security AND (oh my) some security personnel are slow to react (and yes) even sit around munching on the donuts or quickie foods. Unfortunately it does happen in America. The hospital depicted in HHNs is obviously grossly under budget, under paid and overworked with limited staff and the best security that 4.00 pr hr. can provide! LOL....

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    • Sol NY #1921350

      Yes, I agree with you I work in the Health Care field and when me and co workers discussed two of the health episodes we where offended by how the nurse violated HIPAA and Candice behavior which wouldn't be tolerated in any hospital.

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  • Ann B Poplarville, Ms

    Mr Perry , my two grown children introduced me to you and your movies and I have come to enjoy whatever I have watched that you have had. The Haves and Have Nots, have become a favorite after reading an article about John Schneider and when his father passed away. I tuned in and have become addicted to it. My question is, will the first series become avalabile on DVD ? I would love to see what I've missed and come up to date with it. Thank you so much Ann Beck

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    • A Thomas GA #1919999

      Ann, The Haves and he Have Nots are awesome!!!!! I Agree with you, Every movie he has done was successful that I have seen. Enjoyed them all.

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  • MJ FL

    Great news to report! Tuesday's episode ratings were at its highest 3.35 million. I hope and pray that THATHN will be around for a long, long time. Thank you Oprah for bringing Mr. Perry on board! He is so talented and not bad on the eyes either :-) Peace...

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    • Sheila H. Boykin Clinton Township MI. 48035 #1920970

      Mr. Tyler Perry, I love The Haves And Have Not Show you never know what going to happen next. I look forward to watching the show every Tuesday evening.

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    • Sheila H. Boykin Clinton Township Michigan 48035 #1920994

      Mr. Tyler Perry , I love the Haves And Have Not it is just a great show. It is what I call a good show to watch. I like a show that makes me feel excited. I am on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happens next.

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    • Angel Ny #1922805

      Over 3 million viewers!!!!! Sounds like a GREAT time to serve notice on the viewers of the last three episodes! #dontmakenodamnsense

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  • Idella Waits Jacksonville, Arkansas

    TP. PLE ASE DO NOT LET (B) DIE OFF THE SHOW. AND LET MS. YOUNG FIND HER GRANDSON. TYLER WE LOVE THIS SHOW. WE ARE ALWAYS WONDERING WHAT WLII HAPPEN NEXT TUESDAY. THANK YOU TP. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. AND MAE GOD CONTINUALLE BLESS YOU. IDELLA WAITS AND FAMILY.

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  • Louise Barbee Arlington TX,

    Save Benny make the miracle happens the miracle that Hannah been praying for.

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  • DaQuan Kansas

    This show is really good. There are some unrealistic things happening but; considering how amazing the plot and the characters are, makes me overlook all of that. I started on season 2 (which is a BIG regret considering how much I missed in Season 1) but it's captivating and makes me want to go back and watch the first season. I honestly want to know where that baby is and about Hanna's past! I like Candace but she is a nasty person to her mom and needs to get slapped again by Hanna. I also feel bad for Amanda though, she deserves justice for what had happened to her before with that professor. And Jeffery... after that whole hit and run thing with Wyatt and his car, I feel like I don't like him as much anymore. This situation is twisting his morality in a bad way but, love will make you do anything I guess. I'm also disappointed in David as well, I expected better of him. But keep it up Mr. Perry! It's a good show and I'd hate to see it go under.

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  • Teresa

    Where's Candace baby I miss that episode

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  • jackie

    I love this show, I hope that Benny don't die and Hannah is an excellant actor.

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  • Kathleen Sue Rhodes Texas

    Mr. Perry, will you please consider showing this soap opera more than one time a week. You're killing us. It so interesting and I try to read between the lines when you keep us in suspense for a whole week. Please, what's wrong with (5) day a week like the other soap opera's and they've been on TV forever. All of your actors and actresses are awesome and play their part. Love this show. Keep up the good and mighty work. God continue to bless you, so you can bless us.

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    • Angel Upstate New York #1919786

      Totally agree!!!! You know the fans need more when they are all DVR'ing and REWATCHING each episode a thousand times!!!!!!

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  • arona austin,texas

    the show is "off the chain" good story line,although I agree with the comments that Kandace scenes at the hospital were a little "unbelievable" that would never happen in a hospital going into an operating room demanding to speak with a doctor... I also think that it would come down to Veronica and Katherine doing whatever they can to protect their sons, I also feel that Jefrey will "get blamed for the accident and the "CRYERS will let him and that is where the "friendship" will show the true colors" mothers protecting their sons, this is what I think will happen ,could be wrong tho...

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  • sherrilyn

    this show is "off the chain" love it great script...

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  • Kesia Raleigh, NC

    How many episodes are left? Awesome job, and awesome show TP!!

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    • angel ny #1922640

      I dont even think THEY know.....

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