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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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  • Jessie Franklin, Ky. 42134

    I wish Mr. Perry would create another family that would be relatves or friends of the cast of the "The have and have nots" so I could watch the story line year round. I hate to wait until January to be involved with such good acting and story line. Please consider it. I love the "Th haves and the have nots". I know the cast need a break but I sure wish it could be year round. Thank you so much. Jessie Spencer, 1002 Redbud Drive, Franklin, Ky. 42134

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  • Phyllis Durham

    Wow!!! what a great show can not wait to next seasons

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  • diane detroit mi

    Love this program is it true I will have to wait until January for the new season, say it isn't so Pleaaaassseee!

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  • Chris Chicago

    All though my.family and I have enjoyed watching the show, we wrote often have discussions regarding its realism when compared to real life, especially from the low to middle income African American's perspective. Case and point- no one is going to let you whack them with a golf club, rendering you unconscious and your reaction when you recover is so calm and collected and all you say is ow Jeffery, why'd you hit me? In another episode, when the maid snapped off on Hannah, there's way a real Hannah would have just scoffed, let alone when she hid the tea. With Hannah's newly appointed position as manger, Celine would have been fired! Let's not forget Jeffery rolling around on the floor, crying about his love for Wyatt- that was way too much theatrics. Let's also discuss how originally, the evidence against Benny could not be ,"taken care of" since the Cass had already gone to the DA but suddenly, at Victoria's insistence it magically can be gotten lost. I would love for this program to develop into a solid drama and in time, perhaps with great improvement in the writing and closer attention to detail it can maintain its current audience while positing itself to capture more. The acting from most of the cast could also stand to improve unless the goal is to intentionally have them be unrealistic and over dramatic, as seen in typical soap operas. Those of of you who work for Mr. Perry are doing him a disservice if you don't speak up about the writing and direction of this program after all, if the show gets canceled you'll have to find another job. Why let this be your worry when you can just help Mr.Perry make this show as good as Scandal! Imo

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    • Donna Houston, TX #1874175

      There can never be good without evil. Unless you (Chris-Chicago) have lived in society where there really are people that act this way, you would only think that Blacks/African Americans can only respond by being "GHETTO". There is a world out there that does not always respond in violent ways. There is obviously a world outside of the one that you have been exposed to. There are enough real-life TV shows on television right now. Maybe it's better that you tune into those if you want to see the ghetto fabulous real life acting that you see in those types of shows. Tyler Perry has done a great job in writing the scripts and I appreciate watching this series. Why must we always criticize rather than enjoy. If you don't like the show, watch something else that appeals more to your liking. I think that there are enough of us out here that enjoyed the show well enough, that it will not be cancelled and only get better with time.

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    • Bobby DALLAS #1874584

      WELL SAID! THANK YOU!

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  • M J Florida

    OMG, what an ending! I can't wait for second season to start. I don't know how true this is, but I read that the second season will start in January. With the holidays coming, January will be here before u know it. Great job Mr Perry and please keep up the great work. PS do not kill Benny off, even though he was disrespectful to his mother. Peace...

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    • Derrick #1877262

      Benny was upset that Hannah hid the fact that Tony was his father. Hannah will be devastated if Benny dies. She will blame herself.

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  • DeNeen Suitland MD

    Ok so I'm behind the times, and have apparently missed out on the "Haves and Have nots", when will OWN be re-airing all episodes in order of course????

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  • keithan kennedy barbados

    I really enjoyed the have and have nots.can't wait for season two.you're doing a great job.

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  • NATALIE MCKNIGHT Lake Jackson Texas

    I just wanted to let you know that I have really enjoyed watching THE HAVE & THE HAVE NOTS. This is an eye opener for some and really life for others. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO. May GOD continue to BLESS you and your career.

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  • Marcia Houston, Texas

    I really enjoyed The Have and The Have Not but please tell me Wyatt did not kill my Bennie

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  • delbra lowe phila

    Tyler: just want to comment on the show HAVES & HAVE NOTS. This show is awesome. So glad u created it. Wish u the best in everything u do, and that God continue to Bless your career. God Bless & keep doing what you do. YOU MAKE US PROUD!!

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  • ELLA M. MURRAY MANNING, SOUTH CAROLINA

    THIS IS THE BEST SOAP THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN. CAN'T WAIT UNTIL JANUARY. GOD BLESS YOU TYLER PERRY

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  • Earlene philadelphia pa.

    Tyler you out done yourself i loved the show.You have to bring Benny back next season.

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