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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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  • Rodney Washington, DC

    Tyler, I hate to tell you that no one cares about that baby but Hannah! You need a bigger cliff hanger than that!

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    • Joan Anita McGaha Memphis, TN #1978595

      I thoroughly enjoy this nite soap every week and have not missed an episode. I am somewhat dusappointed because it only stays on for an hour and I have. to wait months for a new season. Why couldn't you with all of your brilliance at least have allowed each episode to run to 2 hours each week for an entire year! I knkw that tbis is a kind of reality tv - but. I adore your creativeness. Continue to allow God to show favor on you in all tbat you pursue in life.

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    • Leigh Maryland #1978764

      I don't think the baby is dead.

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  • Lana Charlotte NC

    Ok... 1. Jeffery needs to get a back bone!!! I was dying laughing when he dad said, "Son you don't have to be afraid of her". LOL 2. I felt sorry for Benny when he was in a coma but he should have died. I hate his "new" personality, nothing like the old Benny. He is annoying. Hanah needs to put his ungrateful b*** in his place. 3. I can't wait for Jim to get it. 4. Amanda, Amanda lol. This girl is straight loco! I love it. She is playing her role. I want to see her and Quincy hookup. Quincy has the sexy gangster appeal. Keep him and boot Benny! 5. Veronica is a bully! She's worse than Jim.

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    • lorraine #1976526

      ITA about Jeffrey! I can't believe how he lets Veronica bully/humiliate him into doing her bidding! Only 2 people have the 'stones' tos tand up to her...Candace and Landon! He sure wanted to give Veronica a piece of his mind, but out of respect for Jeffrey, he held his tongue, but his time is coming soon, I hope! Since Jeffrey's too chicken to do it, HE will! David's no better, he's chicken, too! Quincy and Amanda? I think she does have a crazy crush on him, and he'll use her to get to Candace, and she may end up killing him! Then they'll have to commit her for sure! Now, about Benny...I knew he would be more aggressive after the accident, and I'm glad; I'm tired of Hannah treating him like a kindergartner! He's a grown man w/a business! And trust me when I say he's going to be a force to be reckoned with when he finds out about Wyatt and and Cryers, and about dear old dad, not to mention Quincy stalking Candace!! Benny's going gangster!!!

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    • Lana Charlotte, NC #1976871

      True true lol

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  • Julie Illinois

    Horrible acting but I have been hooked since the first show. This second season is a little slow but, I know it will pick up so I keep it on my dvr.

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    • norma oliver los anglese #1978690

      if the show is slow don't watch it and if the acting is horrible u sound confused sit your a** down

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    • Leigh Maryland #1978765

      LOL

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  • Keiana Harrell Saint Paul Minnesota

    Tyler, I love this season of the HAHN!!! I think the plot has been thought out and very creative.. Tyler I love all of your productions but if something happens to Hannah I will come lookin for u. Lol I just don't think her or Benjamin can take anything else. Are Candice and Amanda gonna b rivals now??!!. Can't wait to see next week!!!

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  • Maxine Davis phoenix. arizona

    I like the idea of this show, but it moves too slow. There is a reason people stopped watching daytime soap operas; they moved too slow. Oddly, I think most folks want to see the good guys win and the bad guys get what's coming to them. Life is really not that way, but that is why entertainment should be. Give me someone to hate and someone to root for in a timely manner!! Just my opinion.

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  • wendy illinois

    I like the character of Jeffrey mom on the show she is bad . better character than candance character

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  • DD Texas

    What is going on with Benny, this whole new attitude since waking up from the accident.He is jittery, silly and not being a very good actor

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    • lorraine #1976343

      Benny is just happy to be alive! I don't think he's being silly, he's trying to make up for lost time! I predict he and the nurse will get together; but first, he needs to see Candace so she can be filled in on what's been happening. All she knew about Benny was that he was gone from County Hospital when she went to visit him last, and she assumed he was dead and Hannah didn't bother to tell her! After that, she got kidnapped and has been out of the loop! I want him to find out that dear ol' dad tried to have him 'killed' so he could have his liver! Then let's see how much he wants a relationship w/him after that!

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    • ann #1977688

      always thought that when you are on dialysis it is because of kidney problems not the liver

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    • Leigh Maryland #1978767

      Who said anything about liver. He does need a kidney.

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  • Jackie Southfild, MI

    Hi Tyler; I know Gois blessing you. The show is fabulous. However, I have just a couple of comments. 1) At certain points, especially getting close to finale, it is moving a little slow. 2) I don't get how Candace can be so smart and miss so much. Like how is it she doesn't know about Wyatt hitting her brother or Jim's involvement, I don't see how in her comings and goings she would have missed that.

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  • Charlie Chicago

    I can only assume that sooner or later Veronica will get "slapped into next week". It's hard to believe that there is not one character on the show that will stand up to her. Even if Jeffrey doesn't have the will power to accept his homosexuality, allowing his mother to completely dominate him is very sad to watch.

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    • Rodney Washington, DC #1976563

      It is painful to watch Spineless Jeffrey. He is an intelligent young man and should have broke by now. The way Veronica bullies him is unbearable! It would be more interesting to have Jeffrey go toe to toe with her, not bow every time. David must get more into saving Jeffrey from his mother.

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  • lorraine

    So, like I posted last week, the hitman used BLANKS! Jim wanted to scare Candace into leaving him alone, and he had her sign those papers just to be on the safe side! I'm really tired of Amanda; she needs to be committed! SHE'S gonna kill somebody, maybe Quincy! He's crazy to get involved w/her! Candace's baby is dead!

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  • lorraine

    Veronica may be a poor excuse for a mother, but I do love how, although she is clearly educated and business-savvy, she can 'go street' on you if necessary! You can take the girl out of the ghetto, but you can't (always) take the ghetto out of the girl! Maggie, look out! You're about to be SERVED! Now as for Jeffrey, this is the perfect time to tell 'Ronica that he's going to live his life and for her to get over it! Actually, I want LANDON to speak up, b/c he's clearly sick of how Veronica treats her son (and him)! Can't wait for tonight! Will be posting afterward for sure! :)

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    • Brenda Lewis maryland #1976539

      I like Veronica, her son Jeffrey is not g** and he's mad because she knows it. Candice needed money and the child has been sold. Everyone look out because Candice is next Mayor.

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  • Tese Raeford NC

    My favorite Show! Great Job!

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