Suzanne Somers and Joyce Dewitt Feud

'Sex And The City 2' New York Premiere 2 Celebrities at the 'Sex & The City 2' Premiere at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, NY. (Photo Agency)more pics »Suzanne Somers (Photo Agency)The Suzanne Somers and Joyce Dewitt feud effectively came to end Three's Company. To be more accurate the feud was between Suzanne Somers and both her co-stars: Joyce Dewitt and John Ritter.

At the end of the fifth season, contract renegotiations began between ABC and the show's talent. Suzanne Somers, who played her career-defining role as Chrissy Snow, was a hot commodity. Those close to the situation say that Somers was influenced by then husband Alan Hamel. She wanted a raise from $30,000 per episode to $150,000 per episode along with 10% ownership of the show.

ABC balked and Suzanne staged a sort of strike by missing the filming for two episodes, in one case faking a broken rib. When she finally returned to work on Three's Company, John Ritter and Joyce Dewitt refused to work with her. The Suzanne Somers and Joyce Dewitt feud was in full swing.

For the rest of the season Suzanne was seen only in clips after she moved to Fresno to care for her sick mother. She would call occasionally in scenes that could be filmed completely separate from the rest of the show, and at the beginning of the sixth season, John and Joyce (or rather Jack and Janet) got a new roommate.

Suzanne Somers Pictures
  • Suzanne Somers in 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals
  • Suzanne Somers in 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals
  • Suzanne Somers in 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals
  • Suzanne Somers in 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals
  • Suzanne Somers in 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals
  • Suzanne Somers in 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals
  • Suzanne Somers in 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals
  • Suzanne Somers in 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals

Joyce Dewitt Pictures
  • Joyce DeWitt in 8th Annual TV Land Awards - Arrivals
  • Joyce DeWitt in 8th Annual TV Land Awards - Arrivals
  • Joyce DeWitt in 8th Annual TV Land Awards - Arrivals
  • Joyce DeWitt in 8th Annual TV Land Awards - Arrivals

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