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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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  • 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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  • Carolyn Phoenix

    I love this show so much. I am glad it is finally Tuesday, so I can watch it tonight. I usually tape it and re-watch it immediately after it is over, so I can slow it down to see more facial and background stuff, that you can't see as you are watching...I know OBSESSED!!! Love it! Everyone keep up the good work. Peace and Blessings, A LOYAL FAN

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  • Petrice L Hughey Roseville, MI

    This is the best series on TV. I love this show....Have not missed an episode. I am glued to the TV. I love all the characters. Please let Jeffrey and Candice become friends with benefits :). They look like they would be good together. Maybe he can be her prince and save her from the Cryer's. Keep up the good work Tyler. Love you!

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  • MJ FL

    Greetings: HIP HIP HOORAY! THANK GOD IT'S TUESDAY! I can't hardly wait to watch my beloved show THATHN tonight. Hmmm, what surprises do u have in store for us tonight, Mr. Perry? Whatever it is, I am sure it's going to be good. Peace...MJ

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  • Princess-Dominiquecole Walker Kalamazoo, MI

    OMG!!!!!! I love it. See when it first came out last season I didn't really want to watch it. But then I watched one episode and got hooked. Edge of seat everytime. Candance needs to stop being such a Miss Thang and realize the predicament she is in. I need Benny to wake up, and OMG Veronica....she is a low key gangsta. By the way she be looking at Candance, looks like she want to grab her by her hair and slam her to the ground. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • patricia seattle wa

    love,love love. wish it could be longer.

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  • AT Texas

    I'm so happy my show is back! This is one of the few shows I look forward to. God bless you as you continue to create greatness.

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  • Tony United States

    Veronica looks to be the worst this season, can't believe how evil and hateful she is towards her son for all HER sins!!!!! Candace can come home with me ANYTIME.....

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