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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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  • Mr. W WA

    I enjoyed the episode "Vulnerable" except Benny role in the hospital, was that of a spoil Momma boy. When are we going to make the son a Daddy's loving boy? I enjoy the series, keep them coming!

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  • Ramona Roberts Houston, TX

    Tyler, did you kill of Tika or is she still alive? I hope not because she gives it that little twist of bitterness that makes the show just right! I would love to know what is next on the soap opera of deceit, deception, and drama!!

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    • gladys johnson fort benning, ga #1971478

      no candace is gonna survive and get help she gonna go to the hotel whwer david is and get help from the warlock i guess its a gang or something thats what i read on line if he kilss candace off the show goes down hill cause the rest of them are boring as h*** except veronica and david please dont sleep with tha manager she will only bring you down be strong and represent the good black man

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  • Elouise Plainfield, NJ

    I love watching the haves and the have nots, But if you kill Candace (Tika Sumpter) off. You have lost me. !!!

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  • Tamara t Raleigh NC

    I hate that this happened to Candace. If Candace goes down I am no longer watching this show. Everyone boycott this show if Candace dies!!!!!!!!!! Let Candace LIVE....

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    • francine pollar bellwood,il #1971330

      Hey Tyler, I really hope they didn't kill Candace she is the main character. I hope its a trick ..she need to payback..hopefully that happens.I'm mad there is only 3episodes left..this is one of the best TV shows playing right now.come on bring Candace back like u did Benny. ur doing a excellent job Mr.perry

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  • T. Anderson Tampa, fl

    Is Benny and his daddy related in real life.

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    • N Harris Stone Mountain, Ga #1972138

      That'w what I was wondering they looke some much alike!

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  • jon Atlanta

    This show is beyond horrible. It is so bad that cancelling it would not do it justice.

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  • Lana Charlotte, NC

    Quincy...wow!

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    • Bonita Parker #1971576

      WOW is RIGHT!!!!!! I love how he talks and shows no emotion but u can see what he's thinking SO CLEARLY!!!!!

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  • Millicent Plano, TX

    Great show! Another Knots Landing!

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  • MJ FL

    Greetings! Mr. Perry, what do you have in store for your fans tonight? I know you are not going to get rid of Candace so I'm not even worried about that, but how does she get away from the Malones? Please don't let David jump in the s*** with that woman, lol. In the finale of last season, Amanda stabbed the professor who raped her. I would like to see the out come of what happened to him. I think his name is Professor Canon. So Wyatt went to Lizzie's grave, huh? I guess Wyatt has more of a conscious than his dad. I do believe one of Celine's children belongs to Jim. I'm loving THATHN more and more every week. Great job, Mr. Perry.v Peace...MJ

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  • Anne

    Candance, will escape. She can't go out like that and besides that is not Mr. Perry's style. She got to find out about Wyatt and the band of evil that let that man our of jail. Let us not forget about "payback". I want her to make Jim, Katherine and Veronica, get it where it hurts. I like Amanda. I hope that she don't turn on Candance, even though, she was using her at first. I believe Candace like the friendship that they have. Amanda need to make care of that old boyfriend. I don't believe Jeff is really gay. He is too shy. He wants to be but don't know how (do that make sense)? He is a stuck up mommie boy. He need to go with Candance. I love the show. I have all of Tyler Perry and I will continue supporting him. Man, you keep us laughing,crying and on the edge of our seats. May our Heavenly Father, always be with you.

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  • Angel Houston, Tx

    Omg, what is going to happen to Candace is she gonna live or die? I am on the edge of my seat every Tuesday! I wonder what's gonna happen to Benny's dad? Keep making good shows and movies and you can guarentee I will watch every single one. Love you Tyler Perry. God Bless You!

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  • Barbara Massachusetts

    It's me again Mr. Perry; This is a P.S: You are a very good writer, producer actor, etc and I am honestly expressing this to you from the bottom of my heart. I do have one other comment in regards to your shows on OWN. The other show called "Love thy Neighbor" and "For Better or Worse". These are so-so. The older woman on Love thy Neighbor is boring and Marcus' wife on For better or worse is too loud. A woman doesn't have to be loud to be seen. You are such a good wirter/director, it would be nice if you wrote a show featuring young men and women, with ages roughly in their late Twenties to early Thirties or early Thirties to late Forties. I just know you would do a great job writing and directing a show with that age group. You just seem to know how to handle people well! God bless

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