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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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  • Amy

    Great show! Hate that Amanda was killed off. Candace is just mean...Benny is not a good actor....

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    • Max Signs Atlanta #2073594

      I hated to see Amanda written off the show, she was one of my favorite characters on the show.....please bring her back as an angel or something, she played her part very well!

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  • marisa Atlanta

    I must say this is brilliant and this takes the cake and ice cream. Two words Love it

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  • jojo brown

    I really want an answer to this why u kill Amanda off the show i mean i like her she was crazy but she was real i mean u didn't kill candice and u didn't kill jim but u kill Amanda thats messed up cause now it would be as fun to watch it as it ise to be but its a good show dont get me wrong but u didn't have to kill Amanda offd

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  • Liz Scott California

    Tyler Perry is a wonderful writer and producer. My husband and I love to watch all of his shows. We look forward every Tuesday. . Congratulations Tyler on your new born baby. May God Bless you and Keep up the great work. I was writing a book, but I stopped, because I found out the exhusband could sue me. Tyler, your TV shows should be two hours, instead of one hour. Have a great day! Liz

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  • Mary L Locke Kansas City MO 64109

    Tyler Perry, I would like to know why you can't give your fans the final two hour season The Haves and Have Nots, that your fans are watching across the United States Of American. There are many fans who is watching the night time drama of Empire, a very good excellent show is already coming out with the final season two hour special. I also who like to know why Oprah, is showing only have of the episodes clips, of The Haves and Have Nots, and the other episodes that you are producing on her Oprah Winfrey Network, for the fans it should be a full screen episodes, that the fans can enjoy watching. Please response and give your fans the answer that they are requesting. Thank you, I be waiting for your answer

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    • Lisa E Pittsburgh PA #2076946

      I'd like to know the answers to your questions too. I am loving EMPIRE...can't wait for the next show and the two-hour finale.

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  • Jermaine Williams Mt holly nj

    Love this show.....I think a spectacular twist with the Veronica Jeffery chaos should be that when Veronica was younger she was in a g** lifestyle , got in trouble, leading her to meet David. From them meeting the two of them have sex over and over again until it became natural bringing them into marriage. This would explain Veronica's belief system that she is trying to impart onton Jeffery. Other than that love to keep watching for all the twists n turns in the show.

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  • Drelaw Charleston

    The majority of viewers will want Jeffrey to be free to choose. If Veronica has her way, Jeffery and Melissa get married and even have children. Because you like to throw people off, I think that Melissa and Jeffrey will continue for a few more episode.

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  • sues spfld., ma

    I was disappointed that Erika was not in last night's episode. I am looking forward to see how her character and Benny interact. I am also wondering if the gentleman in the hotel lounge is/was her ex boyfriend. I saw Prescilah in the off Broadway play "In the Heights" She was excellent. Great casting by Tyler Perry.

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  • sue

    I was hoping Erika would have been on last night's show. It will be interesting to see if her and Benny connect. Or is her ex boyfriend the man in the hotel lounge? As a side note, I have seen Presilah Nunez in an off Broadway play and she was fantastic!!!! I hope you bring her back next season. She would be a wonderful addition to the cast.

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  • MS TOO COLD memphis, tn

    I really hope Candace gets what she deserve. To be that manipulating and get away with it without something happening to her I can't see that happening. I hope she loses every penny of that money and I hope Jim Cryer don't get any of that money back. He is a snake amongst a snake, he need another wakeup call too.

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  • Robin Edge Michigan

    Tyler Perry you have out done yourself with the Haves and Haves Not! Keep it Coming! Love the show.

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  • Jo Ann Frommer Rom

    I loved the scene with Candace and Hannah and Benny. They are my favorite characters. The dialogue moves a little slow on ocasion, but I watch it every week.

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