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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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  • Doug Ontario Canada

    What happened to Season 2 on the Canadian " OWN " Network... we've missed the first four episodes already and it appears that OWN has dropped the ball in Canada... if any one knows how or where we can receive it in Canada... please post how... Yes we are on Rogers Cable in South Western Ontario.

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  • Linda Wheaton,Il

    This show is one the best show that I have look at in long time. Tyler Perry you did real good. I just wish the show would come on at least twice a week. Fantastic Job!!!!!!!

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  • MJ FL

    THANK GOD IT'S TUESDAY!!! Here are the rest of my comments on the characters on THATHN: Kudos to you Jeffrey for coming out of the closet. It may be a little rough, but because you are smart and strong, you will get through it and hopefully, you will find the love of your life. Bravo to you David for loving your son unconditionally. Veronica, shame on you for your behavior toward your son. Your son being g** isn't about you. Stop treating him like a child and learn to love and accept him for who he is. I don't know the professor's name who raped Amanda, but you are a monster! Amanda, Candace is not your friend! all she wants to do is use you cuz you have money and she wants to get revenge on your parents. Go get help, Amanda! Candace, you keep playing with fire, sooner or later, you will get burn! And, Jim, you don't deserve to be governor, cuz you got too many skeletons in your closet. Secrets don't like to be kept in the dark, lol. Peace...

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    • djuana carter dallas tx #1916828

      I could'nt wait for the new season I'm lovin it!

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  • Brenda Ridge Tulsa. OK

    I love the show and look forward to seeing it each week sometimes I not able to see it because right now Tues. evening are very busy around my home. Will the show be made available for purchase? Thanks Tyler I am very proud of all that God has placed inside of you. Much love to all the Tyler Perry Family. Pastor Brenda

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  • Cynthia Durham, North Carolina

    Tyler I enjoy your work and I am especially enjoying The Have and The Have Nots. My concern is where are you going with Hannah's character. Since she is such a devout christian, why is her pastor and church members not there supporting her in her time of crisis. Having her struggle by herself with the fate of her son is very unrealistic, especially for black people. Where is her support system?

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  • van battle creek MI

    Dear Mr. Perry, I try and support everything you do, but now that your new shows are on OWN, I can't afford to watch new shows. I'm a have not. I'm on a very fixed income. And I can't afford to subscribe to OWN($100.00month) for upper cable channels. I come from a small community. OWN is a luxury, that my friends and I can't afford. I watch your old programs on TBS for about($20.00 amonth). I'm sure there are a lot of "HAVE NOTS" out there like me. Don't forget about the ones that helped make you a "HAVE"

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  • Rosevelt Austin, TX

    Tyler, I think the have and the have nots is a great show. With that being said I am trying to find the entire Season 1 for my parents. The show speaks about my family about and some of our struggles. I can't afford to go to ebay and spend varying amounts. I can't seem to understand why you don't make season 1 available on the ondemand channel for the Own network. Anyway is there a way for me to get season 1?

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  • G Shanks St Louis MO

    Tyler, Slow your roll; you're writing for a series, not a two hour movie. You have time, to develop the plot and characters, to make it more real. Why hasn't Candace found out about her brother?(It would be all over the local news) Hanna would not be in the ER for two days.(Benny would be in ICU after surgery so she would have moved to a different room) Hanna is a church goer; where's her pastor? Where are her friends? (The waiting room of the ICU should be filled with her friends and the food they brought. You know how we do ;-) ) Benny's father couldn't just go to court and have the boy taken off life support, he'd have to go through a lot of legal maneuvers to get Benny's kidneys. He would first need to prove paternity. (A lot of time a money, does he have that kind of money or time?) I like and watch the show, but try to keep it more realistic.

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    • MJ FL #1916059

      Hi I couldn't agree with you more. A few posters say the show is moving too slow. No need to rush. Let it play out, but make it more believable. Peace...

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    • Patricia Davis Houston , Tx #1916736

      Mr. Perry, If my comments about The Haves and the Have Nots will shoot your rating through the roof, then so be it. I really enjoy this program every Tuesday night. I just wish that it was on more often. You really have a winning show here and I rarely comment on television shows. My mom is truly addicted to this show. I hope that you will continue to produce this show in the future because it really tells how real life is lived. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us, your fans.

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  • MJ FL

    I'm back to give my comments about the characters: Wyatt, instead of hiding behind your parents, grow up! Take responsibility for your choices and your actions! Do the crime, you do the time. Celine, you are a despicable b'''''! Katharine, you r a class act! I like the friendship that u and Hanna have, but I'm afraid that both y'all friendship is about to be tested, especially if Benny dies. I hope that, by some miracle, Benny will live. Hanna, I cried with you while you were praying to God to please save your son. IMHO, the actress who plays Hanna, deserves an Emmy for your performance in last Tuesday's episode.Tony, u r a despicable SOB!!! You don't deserve to be Benny's father!!! Stay tune for more comments about other characters, lol. Peace...

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  • aunt Denise ga

    mr Perry You are dead wrong for not letting us see the have and the have nots everyday like the other daytime soap opras. H*** I put this at the front of the line with young and the restless. We need a good nite time soap.My phone be blowing up on tuesday nite even long distance we are all on the same page and feel the same we.I love everything you put out.You are very talented and I am so glad that a black man of your calliber can bring so much joy to people. You make us laugh and pee on ourselve,and cry,you are baddddddddddddddddd man Keep up the good work . Most of all work on getting the have and have nots on daily we cant not wiat a whole week to see whats gonna happen next,the anticipation is killig us. I am a true fan. Stay true to who you and most of all stay faithful. Speaking of faithful think of something funny the real baptist churh house of atl that would be a real trip put that genuis mind together. And if you do it can I be in it as a chuch lady i love wearing my hats to church thats my signiture. lol Well Mr Perry have a good day Love Aunt Denise

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  • Dr. O. Daniel Griffin, Jr. USAFNG Chesapeake, VA

    Good Evening Tyler looking forward to running setup Audio/Video/Lighting Engineering on the play coming to Norfolk, VA here is my FaceBook:DrodGjrphd Linkin: DrODanielGriffinJr superior performance in all the playwright production coming up in year 2014. Enjoy the spiritual breakthrough blessing Tyler. Sincerely Yours, Dr. O. Daniel Griffin, Jr. USAFNG

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  • JR MS

    @MJ, OWN has already requested a new drama, 'The Single Moms Club' based on his next film. It will debut next fall.

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