Three's A Crowd (1984-1985)
Three's A Crowd
John Ritter as Jack Tripper
Mary Cadorette as Vicky Bradford
Alan Campbell as E.Z. Taylor
Robert Mandan as James Bradford
Jessica Walter as Claudia Bradford
Three's A Crowd is an American sitcom spinoff from the show Three's Company . Three's Company was originally based on a British sitcom called Man About the House. In 1976, Man About the House spawned two British spinoffs, Robin's Nest and George and Mildred. Robin's Nest followed the story of Robin Trip (the inspiration for Jack Tripper) and George and Mildred followed the Roper couple who were the landlords.
The American network followed the same format, first splitting off Norman Fell and Audra Lindley into their own series The Ropers . While Three's Company was still going on, the network tried to work on their version of "Robin's Nest", toying with the idea of doing the show on someone other than Jack Tripper. Finally the network settled on using Jack Tripper, but the girls from the show would not move on. Joyce DeWitt, who played Janet on Three's Company found out at the last minute and as a result, the last few episodes of Three's Company had significant problems filming.
Three's A Crowd picks up from where Three's Company left off, and follows the plotline of the British Robin's Nest. Jack Tripper meets and falls in love with an attractive airline stewardess named Vicki Bradford. Of course her wealthy father does not approve of Jack, creating most of the tension for the show . Three's A Crowd was cancelled after its first season. The ratings were low compared to NBC's The A-team , which Three's A Crowd was competing with. ABC agreed to renew the show for half a season and see where the ratings were from there, while John Ritter stated that he would only return if a full season was committed.
22 episodes aired on ABC from September 25, 1984 to September 10, 1985
Actors: John Ritter, Jessica Walter