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Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots is a new television drama from the prolific writer, director and producer Tyler Perry. The show follows the complicated dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer family and the hired help who work in their opulent Savannah, Georgia, mansion. 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 Cryers' 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. In a bizarre coincidence, Candace is shocked to find out that her newfound friend Amanda's father is Jim Cryer, the very man who has been paying her for sex and who also employs Candace's mother as his family's maid. Armed with this knowledge, the stage is set for what will be, in Candace's eyes, the opportunity of a lifetime. Other characters in the series include the Cryers' chef Celine (Eva Tamargo), their wealthy friends Veronica (Angela Robinson) and David Harrington (Peter Parros), and Wyatt Cryer's rehabilitation counselor, Jeffery Harrington (Gavin Houston). Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots is produced for OWN by Tyler Perry Studios. It is created, written, directed and executive produced by Tyler Perry.
"The Haves And The Have Nots" -- based on Perry's stage play of the same name -- is a little bit like "Dynasty" and "Dallas" (the updated version), focusing on three families (two wealthy, one poor) in Savannah, Georgia. If anything, it's more telenovela than over-the-top drama and isn't exactly like the goings-on in Genoa City, Salem or Port Charles, but that doesn't make it any less soapy. Or satisfying...The actors are great and deliver their lines with aplomb -- and thankfully they don't give that cheesy last look before the scene cuts to a commercial. [The show] clearly has an audience, but that doesn't mean Perry and co. should be phoning it in. The components are there; they just need to work with it.--Denette Wilford, Huffington Post, April 8, 2014
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