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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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  • carolyn moseley United States

    Good Evening. I love the show. I'm glad it can be found on own demand. Most evenings I am home to watch yet on occassion I miss the show. Sometimes I like just watching the show over and over. You have a hit. Keep on writing.

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  • AllegraMallard columbia, tennessee

    Oh my!! Oh my!! I do believe I have not felt like this since Luke and Laura days!!! I can not wait to come home from work on Tuesdays for the new episode. Everything comes to a complete hault!! As one of your biggest admirers and for all you do , please put your episodes on DVD. I have a mother who refuses to purchase or upgrade her cable channels in order for her to get the OWN Network and everytime I try to "sneek" and do it ( pay the bill before she gets it") she always manages to change it back, without knowing that she is also cancelling Oprah and Tyler!!! So for Christmas of 2014 please let this be a stocking stuffer for all of us who love you and these characters!!

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  • Donna Cincinnati, OH

    Tyler Perry, You are a genius. God sure did bless you with an exceptionally good brain. I really like The Haves And The Have Nots. The twists and turns and really good actors make this a Must See every Tuesday. Thank You for using the talent that you were blessed with in a positive way, by writing such entertaining tv programs and movies . Oh yeah and plays too. I pray that God continues to richly bless you in all that you do.

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  • Faye Alston Maryland

    I love the show. Thank you Oprah and Tyler. Tyler, please do not have the black man running for LT governor have an affair with the white campaign manager. The black men have not been treated well in the show. The only decent black man on the show is Benny - on life support. The LT governor candidate has some good qualities (supporting his g** son), but that would all be ruined if he has an affair with a white women. If you can, please paint the black men with a more respectable brush. One final note, give Jeffrey some back bone. I watch every Tuesday night. I'm addicted. Faye

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  • Roni Hampton, VA

    Oh my goodness! This show is awesome! It's so hard to wait between episodes. Shoot, it's hard to wait between commercials. I hope this is coming out on tv box set DVD.

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  • Donna Bethlehem PA

    Fantastic series. I live for Tuesdays!

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  • Gloria Queens, NY

    EXPLOSIVE, keep up the good work, I can't wait for next Tuesday, You are a m***** in keeping suspense and folks on the edge of their chairs. Love You Stay Blessed

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  • Cheryl United States

    Are Jeffrey and Quincey the same actor ? Is Jeffrey a twin ? Hummmm

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  • MJ FL

    Greetings: I really and truly enjoyed watching THATHN Last night. Did Benny say something, or was that my imagination working over time? And Tony (I can't stand him) just because he's Benny''s father, does not mean he would be a match for one of Benny's kidneys. When Benny is fully conscious, will he be the same, or will he have amnesia? I hope Hanna will find out about Byron (with his cut self) and kick him to the curb. I said this a few months ago that I believed Celine was blackmailing Jim Cryer because they have a son together and I believe we saw a glimpse of him when Maggie picked the building to run Jim's and David's campaign. Now that we know that Candace is not pregnant, could Amanda be pregnant as a result of rape from the professor. What other plans Jim have for Hanna isn't stupid. Hmmm, will Maggie and David have an affair? Veronica, stand up and be a mother and love Jeffrey unconditionally and stop trying to control him. Kudos, David , for standing by your son. Personally, I would like to see more interactions between David and Jeffrey. You r doing Fire art job, Mr. Perry. Keep up the great work, Peace....MJ

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    • Sharon United States #1965717

      Yes, Benny did say something and part of it was "leave my mother alone".

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  • JERINE

    TYLER: GREAT SHOW I AM HOOKED , GOD HAS BLESSED YOU WITH A GREAT MIND. PLEASE DO YOU ALL THE TIME, THE CAST YOU HAVE IS GREAT BACK IN THE DAY PEOPLE. I LOVE IT AND THANKS.

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  • Gwen Charleston, SC

    Good morning Tyler. I just have a question. Because of the economy I can't afford cable/satellite anymore. I am a die hard fan of your show the haves and the have nots. Is there anyway you can post the series on your web page for your fans like TNT use to do for your meet the browns.

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  • Glenn Robinson ri.

    I loved the show since the beginning, but since you got good ratings the show has drag on and on and has become more and more unbelieveable , your not going with that got you there.

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The Haves And The Have Nots - Tuesdays at 9/8c on OWN