Here's Why Three's Company Left Joyce DeWitt Heartbroken!

For 8 wonderful seasons, Joyce DeWitt played the fun and vivacious Janet Wood on ABC TV's hit comedy, Three's Company and, for most of that time, she had an absolute blast. Still, as the show wound down, she ended up leaving disappointed and a bit brokenhearted. Watch this video to find out why.

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  • Man, I loved Joyce DeWitt. I never knew the details, but I knew they must have shafted her in some fashion in order to do Three's a Crowd. I'll always remember that last episode of Three's company when Don Knotts made his final exit and paused at the doorway, it looked like Joyce was going to break down and cry. She was such a sweetheart. Thanks for the update on the classy and beautiful Joyce DeWitt, Dave.

    RometiklanRometiklanVor 27 Tage
    • It's the Furley seasons that work for me. I love Don Knotts mixing it up with the cast. IMO, the show, S4-8, with its new recurring characters like Angelino and the hysterically, bitterly sarcastic salad-maker, Felipe (all brilliant character actors), got way, way better than the Roper seasons.

      Rob Van GesselRob Van GesselVor 7 Stunden
    • Janet got merried that was the last show

      Aaron HuntAaron HuntVor 3 Tage
    • @Carol Gladfelder have you? Even if I did that's none of your ignorant trolling concern you got that? Who the hell are you to question Me on anything? Troll people like you are annoying!

      arncoo63arncoo63Vor 17 Tage
    • @arncoo63 Have you NEVER inadvertently misspelled a word in your entire life? GEEZ.

      Carol GladfelderCarol GladfelderVor 17 Tage
    • @Epie Fresquez The grammar police are so annoying.

      Carol GladfelderCarol GladfelderVor 17 Tage
  • I never liked Threes a Crowd. I didn’t like the story line or the change of characters. I adored Jack and Janet together! Joyce DeWitt was my all time favorite! ❤️

    cemelen1cemelen1Vor 8 Stunden
  • While I do not agree with you about Suzanne Somers or her annoying one-note character, Chrissy, I agree completely about Joyce. She's brilliant throughout the series on every level. I question the degree of talent among the producers who failed to recognize that the series' strength lay fully in the chemistry between the cast.

    Rob Van GesselRob Van GesselVor 14 Stunden
    • Great comment, Rob!

      Dave SundstromDave SundstromVor 12 Stunden
  • didnt get ur point dumb video. fuuk sakes

    red vegiesoupred vegiesoupVor Tag
  • Hated that show. The pilot sucked and it went down from there

    Dennis BrockDennis BrockVor Tag
  • this was like Ginger or Mary Ann

    Gee purrsGee purrsVor Tag
  • They should've had Jack marry Janet...Had Larry lose his job or brought in a divorcing Felipe as the third wheel...that would've been a better Three's a Crowd scenario.

    CynixBoxCynixBoxVor Tag
  • destiny....

    BAP PARROTTBAP PARROTTVor Tag
  • Tab Hunter died over a year ago, when did you do this video.

    Mark E PuglianoMark E PuglianoVor 2 Tage
  • Look at that last picture. Great chemistry. The show couldve kept going and ABC and the actors could’ve kept cashing big cheques for years to come.

    Kevin ConnorKevin ConnorVor 2 Tage
    • Big mistake on the part of the show's creative team.

      Dave SundstromDave SundstromVor Tag
  • I can’t believe it. The Cars was a band I sing along with when they were on the radio. Hearing that Ric have passed away only saddens me as Eddie Money a couple of days ago. I have the opportunity to tell Ric that he and his band have contributed to my listening experience, I hope he can hear me now. Rest In Peace.

    Edward HudsonEdward HudsonVor 4 Tage
  • I`d listen to her ,not some dude from the internet.

    Mac GiveyouflakMac GiveyouflakVor 4 Tage
  • Please do a video on mr furly. = fashion icon.

    sportinlife jonessportinlife jonesVor 4 Tage
    • Furley was my FAVORITE character hands down

      Skinny PippenSkinny PippenVor Tag
    • You got it!

      Dave SundstromDave SundstromVor 4 Tage
  • Joyce Dewitt lived in Malibu when I patrolled there for the Sheriff's Dept. She was the sweetest Lady, always ready with a hug.

    Rick UyedaRick UyedaVor 4 Tage
  • Glad to hear Joyce DeWitt is alive and still acting!

    Jeffrey PalmaJeffrey PalmaVor 4 Tage
  • yeah, she got screwed...I remember when this happened, this girl pops out of no where and Jack instantly falls in love, yet he's been with Janet all these years...it made no sense and that spin off was horrible and the sad part is...Hollywood still doesn't learn (JOEY anyone, remember that crap?)

    bigbabysldbigbabysldVor 4 Tage
  • no one has ever made me laugh the way john Ritter did. he died way to young. Janet was way hotter then suzanne somers .

    wolfcallswolfcallsVor 4 Tage
  • They pushed Joyce aside as John and Mary moved on into a new BORING sitcom. Joyce was betrayed.

    Guido FelizGuido FelizVor 4 Tage
    • @Dave Sundstrom : Why would you agree that Joyce should have been treated as a forgotten actress?

      Guido FelizGuido FelizVor 4 Tage
    • And, rightfully so!

      Dave SundstromDave SundstromVor 4 Tage
  • Did not like "Three's A Crowd," it removed too much of "Three's Company," and I didn't even like how they showed the title logo change. "Three's Company" got pushed out of the way with the new logo.

    Tsuruta1Tsuruta1Vor 4 Tage
  • Don't care she was evil .

    Cheryl HarewoodCheryl HarewoodVor 5 Tage
  • The show never was the same when Joyce was gone.

    Agent FungusAgent FungusVor 5 Tage
  • Suzanne had no right whatsoever to earn as much as John Ritter. He was a comedic genius. She played/was a ditz. Joyce deserved to earn more than her.

    Voodoo Trucking Co.Voodoo Trucking Co.Vor 5 Tage
  • I'm just so glad that the trio reunited even if it was only a cameo for Joyce DeWitt & Suzanne Sommers on John Ritter's last movie called "Stay Tuned". It was about a father (John Ritter) who was addicted to cable. Well he fell into cableland landing on all TV shows he'd watched. Guess what was one of the shows he landed? It was awesome!

    Ma. Patricia GuerreroMa. Patricia GuerreroVor 5 Tage
    • Oh cool!

      Ma. Patricia GuerreroMa. Patricia GuerreroVor 5 Tage
    • I saw "Stay Tuned" years ago. Fun movie!

      Dave SundstromDave SundstromVor 5 Tage
  • "Three's A Crowd" was horrible.

    Derek williamsDerek williamsVor 6 Tage
  • Fond memories... I liked all the cast, through all the different eras. John Ritter though was the star... imho. His goofy brand of comedy worked well no matter who he was paired up with from scene to scene. A horny womanizer pretending to be gay. How many comedic actors could pull this off on prime time TV?... without being controvercial or offensive?? robin williams, rob schneider??? I think this was another missing element from threes a crowd. I think it continued to be one of the central sources of conflict in the story writing from episode to episode... how can the guy pretending to be gay not give up his cover to a grumpy old man? Some of Johns scenes with Norman fell were all time comedy greats. i liked both girls... lol.

    MuvoTXMuvoTXVor 6 Tage
  • What isn't being mentioned in this video is the fact that Joyce DeWitt and Suzanne Somers had a MAJOR falling out with each other in 1981. For 31 years, they never saw nor spoke with each other until Suzanne invited Joyce on her talk show in 2012. On national TV, Suzanne apologized to Joyce for their falling out and they forgave each other and mended their relationship. They talked about the old days on the show and about John Ritter and how they missed him. They're good friends today. Suzanne and John Ritter had also had a falling out in 1983 and they refused to speak with each other until Somers reconciled her friendship with Ritter shortly before he passed away in 2003. Good for Suzanne in taking the initiative to get things right and good for Joyce and John for accepting her apologies and restoring their friendship and relationship with Suzanne.

    sandiegotrojandawgsandiegotrojandawgVor 6 Tage
  • Joyce was EXTREMELY GORGEOUS!☺😉❤❤🌹😍👄❤💗💋💘💖💖💕💓💓💌💘

    Daniel VargoDaniel VargoVor 7 Tage
  • Loved Three's Company myself. Watched Three's a Crowd back when it debuted, and yawned through 95% of it. Coincidentally, tried watching it again just about 6 months ago, and it was even worse. E. Z. Taylor? Really? Even the opening theme was god awful. What a disaster.

    Datriax SondorDatriax SondorVor 7 Tage
  • Out of all the female characters in Three's Company, Joyce Dewitt was the hottest and sexiest in my mind. She had this magnetism that just drew me in...mind you the skimpy shorts and sexy awesome bod helped too, but overall she is a great actress and portrayed her character top-notch! She is aging gracefully today although I have seen a mugshot of her from being charged with a D.U.I. and hopefully it was a one-time pic... Hey we all get bad hair days!...lol

    gunther gieslgunther gieslVor 7 Tage
  • Suzanne Somers wanted MORE pay than John Ritter and then breached her contract when she faked being sick after the studio declined. FTFY

    MojaveDanMojaveDanVor 7 Tage
  • Sueann Somers was the girl most of the guys wanted! But, 4 me, I always had such a BIG CRUSH 😍 on Joyce Dewitt 😘😘! When the show first started, she had that brainy college girl look to her.( Attractive smart women has been a turn on 4 me) As the show grew, she grew all the more attractive & I was smitten 4 teenager

    Thomas HendersonThomas HendersonVor 7 Tage
  • Accept 4 the possibility of hooking Jack & Janet up going the opposite way of their British counterpart. Jack's corky🤣 humor & Janet's straight🤔 thinking ( which Sometimes can be twisted by Jack's zany😛 antics) would been something us Fans would had felt in 💖 with.😍

    Thomas HendersonThomas HendersonVor 7 Tage
  • As a matter of fact, bring all the other characters, especially Larry, to the reunion. The Ropers & Mr. Fairly pasting on would be expected in this 2k era, but, the last 2 roommates I liked so much. The casting Company didn't miss a beat.

    Thomas HendersonThomas HendersonVor 7 Tage
  • Dude! U SO hit a home run with the idea of Joyce "Janet"Dewitt & Sueann "Chrissy"Summers returning to Three's Company upon learning of the Death of their old friend & roommate, John "Jack" Renner.

    Thomas HendersonThomas HendersonVor 7 Tage
  • Joyce Dewitt, Is a great actress, from three's Company.I remember in 1977when I was 11,and into the 80s, I remember when I was 15.I will always admire her.

    Lisa ParsonsLisa ParsonsVor 8 Tage
  • Definitely would of loved more a title like "Jack & Janet" than "Three's a Crowd" (Which seemed rushed). Also Janet's last season love interest and wedding seemed rushed, who was that guy?

    Retro PATRetro PATVor 8 Tage
  • I only seen a handful of episodes of Three's a Crowed but while it was indeed Janet-less, it worked.

    John BeckerJohn BeckerVor 8 Tage
  • Brunettes!

    B GuzmanB GuzmanVor 8 Tage
  • I always felt the exact same way! I always thought it was the obvious direction the show should have taken, for Jack and Janet to end up together. In fact, they could have simply named the new show "Jack and Janet" which has a nice sound to it. I also always detected that Joyce DeWitt had a real-life crush on John Ritter, so it would have been great to see them together for more years. I think Joyce would have loved that, too.

    Guyus SeraliusGuyus SeraliusVor 8 Tage
  • I agree with you, They should have had Jack & Janet get married in the last season of Three’s Company. The Three’s a crowd spin-off show would have been Much Better with Jack & Janet as a couple instead of with Vicki. It is no surprise that it only lasted 1 season. That show was Terrible without Janet, Terry, Ralph Furley, & Larry.

    George DoughlyGeorge DoughlyVor 8 Tage
  • I always thought the wrestler Chyna look like Joyce Dewitt.

    T ST SVor 8 Tage
  • I never saw jack and Janet as a couple

    Delia SantasieriDelia SantasieriVor 8 Tage
  • I like Joyce bettef she is funny and has great personality. She is all not like Suzanne, Priscilla and jeanilee did plastic surgery they look fake and freaks. They look awful. Joyce she looks good in her age.. it would be better if they had jack and Janet get into a relationship. I can't stand Vicki her acting sucks and tbe show Three's a crowd was a flop. I never watch it after Three's company was finish. They should have done Jack and Janet fall in love but that never happen. Joyce is a lovely woman and a great smile.

    Jackie TrujilloJackie TrujilloVor 8 Tage
  • I loved this show when I was a kid as I agree the three had great chemistry. Nothing against the actress that played Jacks' love interest on Three's a Crowd but they had terrible chemistry and the show was unwatchable besides Jack vs her dad. As much as I loved Janet what I really would have loved to see is Jack and Chrissy as a couple. Her dad was a preacher and would have made a good foil character. They should have had her back for a few episodes towards the end and Proposed to her (like he did to the other actress that said no) But Chrissy would have said yes. Also shouldve have brought the actor that played Lupe to work in his kitchen, that char was hilarious. Should have kept Knots in the mix a little and Larry more (he did one guest appearance). They could have finished season 1 with a wedding (and guest stars galore). Would have been a ratings machine.

    Michael MichaelMichael MichaelVor 9 Tage
    • That would have been phenomenal, Michael!

      Dave SundstromDave SundstromVor 8 Tage
  • There was chemistry between Jack and Janet more than Vicky. That story was so rushed

    Joanne Franklin JenningsJoanne Franklin JenningsVor 9 Tage
  • Hi Dave, I can't believe I wasn't subbed but I am now! Your videos are absolutely wonderful and much appreciated and needed in this day and age! THANK YOU! I think you're spot on with Jack & Janet staying together. I would've loved that, the chemistry was there and we could've had new characters from the neighborhood stopping by being I'm sure they'd have been married and purchased a home. We also could've had a wonderful proposal and wedding episode but..We got Vicky instead. Yay 😒. It is what it is and I don't plan to ever leave that great apartment via reruns anytime soon. RIP John Ritter. I can't thank you enough for bringing warmth and happiness into our living room. I can still hear my dad laughing sitting at the end of the couch. I hope you continue these great videos, there are so many shows I'd love for you to touch on! One in particular would be Barney Miller!

    Jess VolinaJess VolinaVor 9 Tage
    • Thanks for subscribing, Jess! And I'll add Barney Miller to my potential topics list.

      Dave SundstromDave SundstromVor 6 Tage
  • Your opinion is right. They had great chemistry. I knew Threes a Crowd was a bomb from the first show!

    Paul MPaul MVor 9 Tage
  • Jack and Janet! That would’ve been the perfect spinoff! Always loved her acting! Thank you Joyce! God bless you!

    Julio BurgadoJulio BurgadoVor 9 Tage
  • I hated hated hated Vicki! Jack and Janet would have had an amazing spin off show. Three's a crowd was terrible!!! RIP John Ritter xo

    Kristi_The FamKristi_The FamVor 10 Tage
  • She was the "Mary Ann" of the show. She was girl-next door hot

    Vfgbnfgh VfvvhfcbhVfgbnfgh VfvvhfcbhVor 10 Tage
  • This woman was so hot i had such a crush on her ,she looked so hot in jeans .

    Marcus RodriguezMarcus RodriguezVor 10 Tage
    • And in those blue short-shorts as well as that black leotard she would wear on occasion!

      Guyus SeraliusGuyus SeraliusVor 8 Tage
  • I still remember the episode ware Joyce was sitting in white shorts and jack dumped a glass of water in her lap. You found out she didn't shave very fast.

    OldandwizeOldandwizeVor 11 Tage
  • When I was a kid I had such a big crush on Janet, even now at 43, when I see the re-runs, i still think she was the hottest!

    Buck CakeBuck CakeVor 11 Tage
  • It turns out she was a coal burner the whole time.

    Matt MckeeMatt MckeeVor 11 Tage
  • Man I had the biggest crush on Joyce. Really sexy lady

    Nurse ElliottNurse ElliottVor 11 Tage
  • That's a good idea! Thanks for the vid!

    #godwill rise#godwill riseVor 11 Tage
  • The Ropers would be a disaster before day one of the spin-off as Norman Fell warned the ABC executive idiots. Fell knew that a good thing was about to be ruined for him. Fell's loss was Don Knott's gain.

    R Hugh Sirius Ph.D.R Hugh Sirius Ph.D.Vor 12 Tage
  • Joyce Dewitt was a 70's hotty despite her 2nd-rate billing on the show.

    R Hugh Sirius Ph.D.R Hugh Sirius Ph.D.Vor 12 Tage
  • I met her a few years back. He lives in Santa Fr and is truly one of the nicest people you can meet.

    TempeSoldier123TempeSoldier123Vor 12 Tage
  • Those Gloria Vanderbilt jeans she wore looked good on her...her hair was beautiful...she was a strong, go get it and take no bull crap type of woman...

    Chai's RoomChai's RoomVor 12 Tage
  • They should have put jack.and Janet together. .stupid producer's

    KellyAnn DeanKellyAnn DeanVor 12 Tage
  • Like most TV sitcoms, this show was not funny to me as I could predict the punchlines for 90% of the jokes. Comedies die once you know what’s coming. Also could not stomach John Ritter. I did fancy Joyce Dewitt though but not enough to watch this sophomoric show. Sorry 😐

    Gary E. WorrallGary E. WorrallVor 13 Tage
  • THANKS FOR THE VIDEO DAVE. AND DO YOU KNOW THE DATES OF THE "PEOPLE WEEKLY" ISSUES YOU SHOW WITH SUZANNE SOMERS AND THE SECOND ONE WITH THE CAST OF JOYCE DE WITT AND JOHN RITTER RIP,,,AMEN!!! AND PRISCILLA BARNES IN THIS VIDEO?! IF YOU DO? PLEASE SHARE SAID DATES?!! THANKS AGAIN!!! AND PLEASE DON'T FORGET THE PRISCILLA BARNES VIDEO?! SHE APPARENTLY SAID HER TIME ON "THREE'S IS COMPANY" WAS THE 'WORST THREE AND A HALF YEARS OF HER LIFE'! POOR BABY! SO I WOULD LIKE SOME MORE DETAILS ON THAT AND HER SITUATION IF YOU PLEASE🙏🙏💓?!! AND I THOUGHT "THREE'S A CROWD" WAS THUNDEROUSLY BORING 😂!!! ALTHOUGH I DIDN'T ESPECIALLY LIKE 'A ROBYN'S NEST' EITHER,. ESPECIALLY COMPARED WITH 'MAN ABOUT THE HOUSE'! BUT I THINK "THREE IS COMPANY" AFTER EIGHT YEARS THOUGH, MAY HAVE HAD IT'S DAY IN THE SUN! BUT I DON'T LIKE THE WAY JOYCE DE WITT WAS APPARENTLY TREATED BY THE PRODUCERS AND EVEN JOHN RITTER FROM WHAT I HAVE READ?! I FEEL IF SHE AND JOHN AS JACK AND JANET DIDN'T END UP TOGETHER? JANET SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST BEEN OFFERED HER OWN SPIN OFF SERIES TOO! AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVE ❤😘 YOUR IDEA ABOUT CHRISSY AND JANET DOING SOME KIND OF "GOLDEN GIRLS" TYPE OF SITUATION,,, AMEN!!! I JUST KNOW THAT WITH THE RIGHT WRITERS AND PRODUCTION, THEY WOULD BOTH BE BRILLIANT,,, AMEN!!!

    PATRICO DE SOUZA!!!PATRICO DE SOUZA!!!Vor 13 Tage
    • @Dave Sundstrom THANKS DAVE THAT DOES HELP! BUT I ALSO MEANT THE OTHER 'PEOPLE' WITH JOYCE, JOHN AND PRISCILLA PLEASE?!

      PATRICO DE SOUZA!!!PATRICO DE SOUZA!!!Vor 13 Tage
    • The one with the entire cast is May 14, 1979. The one with Suzanne Somers alone is March 1, 1982. Hope that helps!

      Dave SundstromDave SundstromVor 13 Tage
  • Suzanne Somers wasn't asking for the same pay as John Ritter....her husband/agent called a meeting with the executives asking for a raise..she was making $35,000 an episode which was a lot in 1979...they offered her a raise to $40,000 an episode her agent/husband and attorney said they wanted $150,000 and episode which was which was double what John Ritter was making. Joyce had a favorite nation clause which meant she would have had to make equal and John would have to make more than that. Suzanne latter stated that request was a mistake and ruined her career for decades

    MeeshrickMeeshrickVor 14 Tage
  • Gorgeous look at her face, I would put her in beautiful dresses and beautiful suits if l was making the show today, love Janet's spunk comedy and smarts and she is gorgeous, also a lady, my favorite on three's Company. Also a good attitude too, and kind.

    KKVor 15 Tage
  • I don't even remember "Three's a Crowd"...guess that says something.

    MrLangDogMrLangDogVor 15 Tage
  • Three's A Crowd seemed awkward to me. It had no chemistry. I watched it through it's entire run, hoping for cameos with Three's Company costars, but it never happened. There was so much potential to create something great, but the studio dropped the ball in epic fashion. Now all they have are "what could have been's".

    BadOldPuddyTatBadOldPuddyTatVor 15 Tage
  • Joyce DeWitt is a wonderful actress and deserved more than what the producers had envisioned for her and the show. It's sad to think that they could have taken Three's company to a different level and much commercial success. Great video, love your channel and also I just subscribed. Thank you for posting.

    Militans DeoMilitans DeoVor 15 Tage
    • Thanks for subscribing, Militans Deo!

      Dave SundstromDave SundstromVor 14 Tage
  • Now that you say that it would have been been a great ending to Threes Company, one of my favorite shows. It's too bad Television is SO TERRIBLE these days in my opinion.

    Ray MccueRay MccueVor 16 Tage
  • Always loved Janet!

    Francisco QFrancisco QVor 16 Tage
Here's Why Three's Company Left Joyce DeWitt Heartbroken!