THREE’S COMPANY - THE COMPLETE SERIES + BONUS MATERIAL (ABC 1977-84) John Ritter, Suzanne Somers, Joyce DeWitt, Norman Fell, Audra Lindley, Don Knotts, Jenilee Harrison, Priscilla Barnes, Richard Kline, Ann Wedgeworth
When two young single girls, Janet Wood (Joyce DeWitt) and Chrissy Snow (Suzanne Somers) found themselves in need of a roommate for their Santa Monica apartment they decided to settle for the man they found sleeping in their bathtub after a going-away party for their last roommate. After all, in addition to his other virtues, he was the only one of the three roommates that could cook!
Jack Tripper (John Ritter) was harmless enough, but the problem was convincing everyone else of that, especially their landlords Stanley and Helen Roper. His favorite ploy was to intimate that he was gay, and therefore uninterested in the two girls.
Mrs Roper (Audra Lindley), who lived downstairs, worried less about what was going on upstairs than about the fact that nothing was going on in her love life with her husband, Stanley (Norman Fell). Fell and Lindley left the series in 1979 for their own show (The Ropers), and were replaced by Don Knotts as the new landlord, Ralph Furley.
Suzanne Somers left the series in 1980 and Jack and Janet promptly found a new roommate in Cindy (Jenilee Harrison), who was introduced as Chrissy’s cute but clumsy cousin. She moved out in 1981 and was replaced by a smart, vivacious nurse named Terri (Priscilla Barnes).
Jack's best friend and neighbor was Larry Dallas (Richard Kline). In 1979, Ann Wedgeworth was cast as divorcée Lana Shields, a sexually voracious, attractive older woman who had an eye for Jack.
When Jack lost his roommates (Janet got married and Terri moved to Hawaii) he moved in with his new girlfriend, opened a restaurant and a new series began in 1984 called Three’s A Crowd.
The show was based on the British sitcom Man About the House.