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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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  • Jeremiah Thomas Chicago, IL

    I loved the title of the show and the story line since day one. However, it's been dragging on for way to long now and I'm beginning to loose interest. The Mama Rose character is downright awful. I mean really?! Who is this lady?! I'm thinking more Soprano's..... Veronica by far has the best plot going on. Someone mentioned that Tyler Perry has made this show all about homosexuality. Get over it! It's 2014 and 9 times out of 10, someone in your own family is gay! I'm glad to see David has finally grown balls and stood up to his wife. Benny is finally breathing on his own. Please kill him off or next week have him talking and identify Wyatt. Once again this has dragged on for way to long now! Keeping my fingers crossed and my DVR set to record.

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  • Jewell Richardson LakeCharles La

    Hi , I really want to tell you about my 14 year old sister she is very talented she sings very we'll she's on YouTube under Dyjah her real name is DaJanae Doucett she also acts she has been in many plays and she will be in a movie that will come on in 2015 . The reason I'm writing you is I really want to try to make her dreams come true she always talk about working with you , and how it would be a dream come true . Even if she can't work for you I know she would love to meet you in person an sing for you ! When she sings it's so beautiful it's like she tells the story in her music . Thank you for reading my comment! Hope we here from you soon, she has no idea I did this .

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  • Marianne Jersey Shore

    Tyler, just love this show and the variance of issues you deal with. So does my husband. But "Mama Rose" is ridiculous! Amanda stinks. Bad actress, real bad. Hanna and Catherine are the best and so is the Lt. Governor.

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  • MJ FL

    Greetings: Something must be wrong with me because I don't find anything wrong with THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS. I love the show so much that I guess just maybe I look beyond the flaws and concentrate on the good stuff. Hmmm, Now that Amanda has a gun in her possession, who will she shoot? Will it be the professor, Jeffrey, her parents... What does David and Jim cooking up to get Wyatt out of jail. I see there is trouble brewing in the Harrington's household. Kudos to David for standing by his g** son. Since the day the show premiered, I have never seen Candace so afraid as she was in Tuesday night's episode. Celine is so disgusting , I would love to see Katthryn kick her butt. So Tony want to kill his son so that he can get his kidneys. Hanna need to kick his butt. Will we get to see Mr Byron again? Hanna needs to find out the truth about him, yuck. Peace...MJ

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  • Kimberly Harrison Akron, OH

    Dear Tyler, I would love to see the Haves and the Have Nots from the beginning. I saw some episodes but I would like to see the show from the beginning. Is there any way I can do that? Thank you, May God continue on blessing you with his love.

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  • Renee'Gardner Chicago, IL

    I absolutely LOOOOVE this show and this season will be one of the best ones!! The acting could be a little better but the drama overshadows that in every way. Candace is crazy Jim is even crazier I love Catherine and Jeffrey is sexy!!!! Jeffrey's mother makes me more mad each week. David is giving her exactly what she needs, a good cussing out!! LOL. I cannot wait until next week!!

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  • shamika fulton ny

    my grandmother is a big fan

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  • Tamara Raleigh,NC

    This story line is dragging toooo long. I want to see more of Candace.... What happened to bringing in real Christianity to the show. Is Hanna the only Christian? I would like to see more of God on the show. Also I feel that Tyler is promoting G** relationships.... I know it's a soap drama.. But I thought Tyler was a Christian??? I would of like to see Veronica praying for her son like Hanna is praying for hers. Bringing both from death to life. One spiritually and the other from physical.. Showing the Glory of God...

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    • Jeremiah Thomas Chicago, IL #1963323

      This isn't Trinity Broadcasting Network with all due respect. It's 2014. You probably have some g** in your immediate family. Get over it.

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    • Sunny NY #1965878

      I agree Jeremiah. Tamara you are making NC look bad. And you're in no position to judge Tyler Perry's Christianity when clearly you are no Christian !

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  • Sunny NY, NY

    I would hate to see Candice and Jeffrey together! That would be sooo unrealistic, he's gay! The show would only lose credibility. Hopefully Oprah wouldn't allow that.

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  • v.l. wright WILMINGTON DE

    sorry bud, the pace is just too too, slow for me..the story line is ok, but the time from one line to next is far too long, then you get that "what's my next line stare" they repeat parts of a line over far too much, then a wait time..... as for Amanda, that is too far out, this day with all the shootings..., to go buy a gun, with her statement and attitude,even the greedyiest of pawn shop owners, would be leary, that it would be traced back to them.....know1 says U have to do it all,,,look at the show objectivly...

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    • Sunny NY, NY #1962488

      True

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  • lorraine

    Candace & Jeffrey? NO! Candace needs to get w/her boyfriend and mend fences w/her mother. Jeffrey needs to tell 'Ronica to go to H-LL! He's a grown man and shouldn't be groveling @her feet like a 2-year old! Grow a pair and man up!!! She is a disgusting piece of work and a poor excuse for a mother! David should divorce her!

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    • Linda St. Louis #1962731

      I'm with you lorraine - I can't stand Jeffrey's mother and I wish her husband would divorce her

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  • Terene St.louis

    Theses first two show have been slowwwww and boring... Hope the next ones are more exciting because you are about to lose a fan...

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    • Angel NY #1963188

      Make that TWO!!!!

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