*OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has unveiled a first look at the brand new season of “Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots.”
Tyler Perry’s hit dramatic series ‘The Haves and The Have Nots’ serves up more action, love, hate, passion, and intrigue than ever before. The brand new season of “Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots” premieres Tuesday, June 21 at 9/8C.
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The Haves and the Have Nots
The Haves and the Have Nots is a prime time cable drama by writer Tyler Perry, focusing on the interacting lives of the rich Cryer and Harrington families, and the poor Young family. Hanna Young, a have not maid working for the Cryers, is a woman of faith.
But her faith, and her resolve are tested when she finds out that her prostitute daughter Candace has interwoven herself into the lives of her employer Jim Cryer and his family.
The Haves and the Have Nots is an American prime time television soap opera created, executive produced, written, and directed by Tyler Perry. The premise of the series is based on Perry’s 2011 play The Haves and the Have Nots.
The Haves and the Have Nots premiered on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at 9/8c on the Oprah Winfrey Network. It is the first scripted television series to air on OWN. Both the show’s first and second episodes aired back-to-back on its premiere night. Each episode of the series runs for an hour (42 minutes plus commercials).
The series follows three families and their lifestyles as they intersect with one another in Savannah, Georgia: the rich, powerful, and locally very public Cryer and Harrington families (dubbed “The Haves”) and the poor and destitute Young family (dubbed “The Have Nots”). The Young family is headed by Hanna, a single mother who works as the Cryer family’s maid and also serves as the best friend and confidante of the lady of the house, Katheryn.
Included as part of The Have Nots is another maid of the Cryer family’s, Celine Gonzales. While the Young family versus the Cryer and Harrington families lead polar opposite lifestyles in terms of social class, economics, social status, and surroundings, they are each similar in that they lead exceedingly dysfunctional lifestyles.
Each of the three families experience similarly overwhelming hardships and plights. Often, the plights, predicaments, and hardships that the three families encounter are of a juicy, scandalous, and controversial nature.
Among the serious issues that have been tackled on the program to date have included: infidelity, cancer, substance abuse,homosexuality, suicide, prostitution, poverty, rape, law/crime, abortion, religion/Christianity, politics, and mental health. All of the main characters in the program have proven to be devious, immoral, vile, or at least nasty in their behaviors at one point or another, if not regularly.
The show’s cast is multiracial: one of the upper class families is Caucasian American and the other is African American; the poor family is African American; in addition to this, there is a poor maid who’s Hispanic.
To that end, when Angela Robinson (the actress who plays Veronica Harrington) was interviewed about her new role on the series in late June 2013, she stated, “This is one of the only shows on television with a diverse cast that looks like America: Black, White, Latino, straight, gay, rich, and poor.”
The characters are filled with experiences, typically of a serious and shocking nature, that they attempt to keep secret from one another; however, their secrets tend to dramatically come to light when all is said and done.