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Tyler Perry's hit TV series "The Haves and the Have Nots" was not canceled by Oprah. There was some talk amongst Black women that their favorite nighttime soap opera, "The Haves and The Have Nots" was abruptly canceled by Oprah.

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Many women complained that Oprah often axes Black-oriented TV shows without warning her viewers. But the Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the return of its hit scripted Tyler
Perry drama "The Haves and the Have Nots," which premieres its seventh season on Tuesday, January 7 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

The popular series comes back with a vengeance as the Cryer, Harrington and Young families fight for their very existence. "The Haves and the Have Nots" is the #1 original cable series among African-American Women total viewers. It is also among the Top 5 original scripted series on ad-supported cable.

Season 7 of "The Haves and the Have Nots" brings even more havoc than ever
before with revenge, heartbreak, betrayal, death and destruction touching the lives
of every character.

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"The Haves and the Have Nots" stars Renee Lawless (Katheryn Cryer) pictured left; Crystal R. Fox (Hannah Young) pictured center; John Schneider (Jim Cryer) pictured right; Tika Sumpter (Candace
Young), Angela Robinson (Veronica Harrington), Peter Parros (David Harrington), Tyler Lepley (Benny Young), Gavin Houston (Jeffrey Harrington) and Aaron O'Connell (Wyatt Cryer).

From Tyler Perry Studios, "The Haves and the Have Nots" is written, directed and executive produced by Tyler Perry.

Perry says his nighttime soap operas are inspired by the war of the sexes between the Carrington and the Colby families in ABC's TV series Dynasty (1981-1989).

"I'm such a fan of Aaron Spelling and what he did with Dynasty, Dallas and all of those things back in the '80s, so to have this moment to do this it's really, really exciting," Perry told Deadline.com.

For a sneak peek of season seven of "The Haves and the Have Nots" click here: Oprah.com/HAHNSeason7Trailer

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