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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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  • Danielle Los Angeles, CA

    Dear Tyler....I just want to know how someone who is BRAIN DEAD comes back to life???? And he has no residual issues...no headaches...no memory loss....NOTHIN' ...just back to life happy as ever. I don't care what hospital you are in, how does that happen, hmmm?

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    • Larry Bird chicago, IL #1984722

      I agree with you, but this episode was a very vague way to end the season...like too much info to keep track of between now and Jan 2015,,,,,Maybe a 2 hour finally will work better

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    • DeWanda White United States #1984847

      That scene was supposed to be a miracle performed by God. Remember Hannah was singing and praying for him daily to perform a miracle on her son.

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    • dynitria west memphis #1985050

      Amenda had to been killed herself or her mama cause when u last saw her she went her mama room

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    • Angel #1994234

      It's called a "Miracle"

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    • MARYE. MANDE SACRAMENTO,CA. #1994966

      WITH GOD'S WILL ANY MIRACLE CAN HAPPY.PRAYER FOR SON TO BE HEAL ! BELIEVE..IN HIM ALL THINGS CAN BE DONE. I GET U MR.PERRY

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  • Patrice

    I didn't know it was on again.. I think I missed a lot!!

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  • annette

    Great show!! My husband and I watch it twice just in case with missed something. Hanna (Crystal Fox) is one of our favorite actresses as we used to watch her on the Heat of the Night!! She should get an nomination for an emmy!!! I agree with everyone; January is too long to wait but we just have to. Thanks for being a great writer, director and executive producer. You are doing a great job!! We love all the other actors and actresses too. Thanks Oprah for letting Tyler Perry be on your station. :)

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  • lorraine

    DELICIOUS!!! Last night was soooooo good! I'm so glad Candace made good and had Warlock and crew kidnap Jim-bo! Now let's see how he likes it when the shoe is on the other foot! Quincy gave him the best beat-down!! I loved it!!! I'm so done w/Jeffrey; Veronica has stripped him of any trace of manhood; he's gonna turn out to be a pathetic, downlow brother just like Landon predicted. I'm more than done w/Veronica, and I think we all knew David and Maggie would 'go the distance'. H* hum! *Amanda shot herself...

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  • carol monroe va.

    It is good to see Shari Headley again,i remember her in coming to America..

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  • PB Bahamas

    Tyler Perry, I think you are a talented writer, lots of imagination. I am "pulling " for you. That being said however I was disappointed last night. Please let it be that Amanda has killed herself. She is my least favorite character on the show. Her character is the least believable and poorly acted. Jeffery is just pathetic he needs more, "something". My favorite character is Hanna,please develop her character some more. Love Candace she is street wise as well as intelligent so please give her a life beyond manipulating Jim. Jim is just evil please give him a realistic dose of his own medicine.

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    • Rochelle Los Angeles #1984633

      I agree...I hope Amanda killed herself :-). She is not a good actress at all, and (although this is not her fault) her lines are ridiculous. Actually all the Cryers have terrible lines and even worse delivery. I know I sound like I dislike the show, which is not true. I like it, I just wish there was more character development and not such awkwardness between the actors. In my opinion, the only realistic or believable scenes are the ones that include David or Hannah. Oh, and back to Amanda...what ever happened to the professor that she stabbed in the park? Are she and her brother both killers?

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  • Tami California

    I was VERY disappointed. After waiting with great anticipation for this finale, you mean we have to wait another 5-6 months to get to what we thought we were to see in this finale?! Someone was to die...who was it? I didn't see that happen. Why are we having to wait to see what Candance does to Jim? So we end with him being kidnapped just like the prior season. Come on, Tyler. I thought the finale would be two hours long because all the previews could not have been shown in just an hour.

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  • carol monroe va.

    Mr. Perry,whatever you do please don't let David be with Maggie...give black women a break

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  • JB

    What kind of car was Veronica driving when she picked up Jeffery?

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  • carol monroe va.

    I don't she shot Wyatt, I shot herself...

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  • carol monroe ashburn,va.

    I think this is one of the best shows on t.v. my husband and I love it..but why do we have to wait so long for it to come back on....

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  • E. Bourne Dallas, TX

    I agree with most of the comments. Mr. Perry, you are a much better writer than that! I think you're concentrating on too many shows right now and not giving HAHN the proper amount of writing time it deserves. A cliffhanger should have us writing, calling, emailing, yelling and screaming at you for making us wait 6 months. I truly hope you start the next season with a "bang" and I don't mean with Amanda's gun! You have a great storyline, the best characters and a terrific show. More action is all we need. Thanks. P.S. Please give Jeffrey a backbone next season.

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    • carol monroe ashburn, va. #1984600

      I so agree with you

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