It’s been more than 30 years since Three’s Company went off the air, and yet it’s still one of our favorite shows today! For eight seasons from 1977 until 1984, Jack Tripper (aka the late John Ritter), Janet Wood (Joyce DeWitt), and Chrissy Snow (Suzanne Somers) brought us laughter and countless happy memories. In fact, the show was so beloved that it got several spin-offs including Three’s a Crowd and The Ropers.
Suzanne, John, and Joyce on Three’s Company. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“I remember [the creators] said on the first day of the table reading, ‘The show is really going to be a powerhouse. And I couldn’t have that vision at that time. But in looking back, they kinda knew what they had,” Suzanne recalled in a recent interview with ABC News. “All I feel is privileged and lucky to have been able to put out something that still to this day warms people’s hearts. How nice.”
In an exclusive interview with Closer Weekly, John’s actor son Jason Ritter confessed he loves keeping his late father’s memory alive by watching old episodes of Three’s Company. “I feel his presence every day. Sometimes I will turn on the TV and catch an old episode of Three’s Company. I always watch it. Occasionally, there is even an episode I haven’t seen before. It’s special to be able to do that,” he told us. “Of course, I wish things could have been different. He was such wonderful man and I miss him always… But now I try to be happy. That’s what he would have wanted. I try to live as honestly and simply as possible.” John sadly passed away at age 54 in 2003 during heart surgery.
Just more than a year ago, Entertainment Weekly announced a Three’s Company movie was in the works — causing fans of the hit show to go into a frenzy! At the time, it was reported that New Line was in negotiations to bring the series to the big screen with He’s Just Not That Into You writers Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. While we do know the film would be set in the 1970s — just like the TV show! — not much more about the adaptation has been revealed at this time.
Check out the gallery to see the Three’s Company cast then and now!
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