Tika Sumpter SCANDALIZES Promo for Tyler Perry’s ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’! (VIDEO)





Soap operas are coming to OWN after all! As part of The Mighty O's programming pact with Tyler Perry, the one-man entertainment brand has created a sudsy, new drama entitled The Haves and The Have Nots for Ms. Winfrey's previously touchy-feely channel.

Based on one of Perry's stage plays, The Haves and The Have Nots is the upstairs/downstairs saga of a ruthlessly-wealthy WASP family and an African-American clan headed up by their God-fearing housekeeper.

The soap stars Dukes of Hazzard alum John Schneider as Judge Jim Cryer, patriarch of the powerful Cryer dynasty. Judge Cryer has been secretly paying for the services of high-priced escort Candace Young (One Life to Live's Tika Sumpter), who just so happens to be the long-lost daughter of his family's church-going housekeeper Hanna (In The Heat of The Night's Crystal Fox)!

Passions alum Eva Tamargo appears as Celine, chef to the Cryer family. Peter Parros (As The World Turns) stars as David Harrington, a wealthy friend of the Cryers. Gavin Houston (Guiding Light) portrays Jeffrey Harrington, substance abuse counselor for the Cryer's troubled son Wyatt (Aaron O'Connell). Watch the steamy trailer below!
 

 



 


The Haves and The Have Nots debuts at 9/8c, May 28 on OWN. Check your local listings.

20 Responses

  1. Profile photo of angrierblackerman
    angrierblackerman

    Ugh, a daily version of every Tyler Perry cliche ridden movie? No thanks! Love Tika and most of the cast, but I am so tired of this stale formula.

    Why the Black and Latina women have to be the maids all the time? I can just hear the opening theme now…

    (Queue ‘soulful hum’, and Women of Brewster Place music)

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    MsAgentProvocateur1

    The funny thing is that people have been skewering the new AMC and OLTL for their supposed low production values. This looks even lower budget.

    For all the actors and crew who are invested in this, I hope it works out for them. I’m sure someone will watch (that someone will not be me though), as TP has his fanbase.

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    david46208

    @Everyone: This looks like a hot mess! I’m sorry but Tyler Perry just did another version of his bad TBS sitcoms. Tika Sumpter can do better than this mess.

    A better soap creator would be someone like Mara Brock Akil (The Game, Girlfriends) She knows the genre well and could pull something off. This mess looks like some sort of In Living Color spoof of a soap opera with black people in it.

    And Stoney all Tyler Perry needs to be is the investor. Let real writers with real talent create the content. Heck I could produce a better series than this with a shoe box and some puppets.

    And why does he have the housekeeper talking like she is a house-negro on the plantation? “Betta not go in ‘der!”

    Agnes take the script!

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    logan_echolls

    Thank goodness Mara Brock Akil is not associated with this. After what she did to Girlfriends the last 2 seasons and I have no idea what The Game has turned into since it moved to BET. That woman has ruined her own shows.

    The production does look bad but TP is saving money since he has his own studio. Hopefully after the first season, he will get more money and can up the production values.

    I will watch this show. Not all the Black, Latina characters are maids. You see the rich best friend is Black and I think the judge wife is Latina.

    I was NOT a fan of any of TP’s TBS shows. Meet the Browns had some good episodes but otherwise it wasn’t that good. For Better or Worse is the worst show ever!

    But I will watch only because Tika is on there.

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    Nk3play2

    Saddest thing about the people criticizing this; I think most of them are black!!!

    And to soap fans in general who are criticizing, you’ve watched much worse ON daytime; one thing Tyler Perry can do, is drama; it’s his comedy or dramedy that comes off as a bit over the top, but his drama is pure gold. If you don’t believe me, just watch The Family That Preys with starring Cathy Bates and Alfre Woodard.

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    Nk3play2

    [quote=logan_echolls]Thank goodness Mara Brock Akil is not associated with this. After what she did to Girlfriends the last 2 seasons and I have no idea what The Game has turned into since it moved to BET. That woman has ruined her own shows.[/quote]
    No truer words have ever been spoken; the fact that some people think the game is as good as it once was scares the shit out of me. Brock destroyed Girlfriends and The Game within two seasons.

    Unlike the rest of these snobby soap fans who will watch just about anything in Daytime, I will be watching this because I know what Tyler Perry can do with drama.

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    SoapArmageddon

    Black women playing maids and hoes in 2013?

    [quote=Nk3play2]Saddest thing about the people criticizing this; I think most of them are black!!! [/quote]

    What’s sad is to expect ALL of us to fall in line and shout “Halleluyer” just because African-Americans happen to be involved in this venture.

    Aren’t we past the subtle racism of lowered expectations by now?

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    Van

    OK, I think this trailer looks really good and I’m already loving all of the actors involved. The acting looks really good too! I’m in.

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