Slideshow: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of ‘Three’s Company’

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly versionE-mail page to friendE-mail page to friendPDF versionPDF version
Average: 5 (3 votes)
| Image 6 of 6 |
Cast Back Then – TOP: Kline, Harrison, Don Knotts. BOTTOM: Barnes, John Ritter and DeWitt.

CHICAGO – The first invitation to “c’mon knock on our door…” happened 40 years ago TODAY as “Three’s Company” premiered on ABC-TV on March 15th, 1977. The misadventures of three roommates – two girls and a guy – featured John Ritter as Jack Tripper, Joyce DeWitt as Janet Wood and Suzanne Somers as Chrissy Snow. Joining them was wacky best friend Richard Kline as Larry Dallas, and when Suzanne Somers left the show after Season 5, her role in the threesome was taken by Jenilee Harrison as Cindy Snow and then Priscilla Barnes as Terri Alden. DeWitt, Kline, Harrison and Barnes reunited last September at “The Hollywood Show,” and photographer Joe Arce captured their reunion EXCLUSIVELY for HollywoodChicago.com.

“Three’s Company” was a silly-but-popular show, and escalated the careers of John Ritter and Suzanne Somers initially, but the whole cast has been remembered over the years, including Joyce DeWitt, Kline, Harrison, Barnes, Norman Fell/Audra Lindley (as landlords the Ropers) and Don Knotts (as Ralph Furley, replacing the Ropers). The series had an unusual Spring season run starting in March of 1977, and was not expected to last after its initial six episodes. It became the highest rated premiered-in-Spring series to that point, and scored a couple of Number One shows (for the week) over its eight season run. The last network episode aired in September of 1984, but the series lived on in syndication and DVD collections.

“The Hollywood Show” is an exciting gathering of celebrities and memorabilia for movies, TV and pop culture fans. The latest edition is coming up – March 24th-26th, 2017 – at the Hyatt Rosemont/O’Hare Airport Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. (details below). Photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com shot this Slideshow of the “Three’s Company” reunion at The Hollywood Show in September of 2016. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos © Joe Arce for HollywoodChicago.com (except for number six, Anchor Bay Entertainment).

  1. 3COMP1: REUNION: Priscilla Barnes, Joyce DeWitt, Richard Kline and Jenilee Harrison of ‘Three’s Company.’
  2. 3COMP2: Joyce DeWitt was Janet Wood in ‘Three’s Company.’
  3. 3COMP3: Richard Kline was Larry Dallas in ‘Three’s Company.’
  4. 3COMP4: Pricilla Barnes was Teri Alden in ‘Three’s Company.’
  5. 3COMP5: Jenilee Harrison was Cindy Snow in ‘Three’s Company.’
  6. 3COMP6: Cast Back Then – TOP: Kline, Harrison, Don Knotts. BOTTOM: Barnes, John Ritter and DeWitt.

”The Hollywood Show” will take place March 24th-26th, 2017, at the Hyatt Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel, 6350 North River Road in Rosemont, Illinois. Click here for more details and ticket information.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Writer, Editorial Coordinator
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2017 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

User Login

Free Giveaway Mailing

TV, DVD, BLU-RAY & THEATER REVIEWS

  • It's NOT ALL About You John Michael

    CHICAGO – John Michael epitomizes the art of the monologue. The Chicago transplant, by way of Dallas, is moving on (he says temporarily) from the city that inspired his last show, “Meatball Seance,” after notorious and successful runs of his other one-man shows, “John Michael and the Order of the Penix” and “Dementia Me.” His farewell performance is his latest, another laugh riot, “It’s NOT ALL About You John Michael,” and will take place at Mary’s Attic in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood on March 1st, 2019. Click here for details, including ticket information.

  • Soccer Player in the Closet, The 2

    CHICAGO – Connecting to the theater collective Nothing Without a Company means a couple of things. One, you may visit parts of Chicago you’ve never seen before – in this case a plant store in an industrial area south of Humboldt Park – and two, you will see some daring and outside-the-box stagings. “The Soccer Player in the Closet” is their latest production – a World Premiere – and it provides what the title implies and beyond. The play runs through March 17th, 2019. Click here for more details, including ticket information.

Advertisement



HollywoodChicago.com on Twitter

archive

HollywoodChicago.com Top Ten Discussions
tracker