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Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Three's Company' (2003)

An insider's look at the unfunny side of comedic success on network television.

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'Three's Company', the comedy centered on two attractive, young women who made the rent on their Santa Monica beach-side apartment by taking in a third roommate - a male forced to pretend he's gay to fool the landlords and the girls' parents. The series rocketed in the ratings as an instant hit - despite the outcry of critics and moralists - who objected to the double-entendres and quasi-sexual hijinks on the show. However, the true behind-the-scenes story of 'Three's Company' will expose a once idyllic workplace that deteriorated into a battleground beset by business dealings, contact disputes, cast rivalries, clashes between producers and network executives and finally, a round of cast replacements which hastened the demise of the show. Written by PB

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Jealousy. Deception. Betrayal. Welcome to America's favorite comedy.

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The character of Lana Shields (Ann Wedgeworth) is completely omitted. See more »

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In a scene set during the 1978-79 season, an ABC executive says that "CHiPs" is NBC's only hit. That was only the network's third highest-rated program that year, behind "Little House on the Prairie" and "Real People." See more »

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Jay Bernstein: You wanna smoke me, give it your best shot.
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References The Ropers (1979) See more »

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Suzanne Somers
3 February 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I also caught the NBC two hour TV special on Three's Company, the untold story behind the scenes. The three actors they choose to play the characters did an amazing job. They truly took on every trait of the actors, their looks, laughs, and their personalities. I enjoyed Suzanne the best, the part where she just found out that she is being replaced and she still has to go on and make that phone call to Janet and pretend that nothing is wrong, even though she is devastated. I wish they would show this movie again as I enjoyed it so much that I would like to tape it for future viewing. Does anyone know if you can buy this Movie on DVD or VHS?, or is there a web site on Three's Company that sells it. Hope somebody will let me know.


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