Three's Company (1976–1984)
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Unaired Pilot #1 

TV-PG | | Comedy | Episode aired 1976
Jenny and Samantha consider aspiring filmmaker David as a potential new roommate, while landlord George Roper argues with wife Helen.


Burt Brinckerhoff


Larry Gelbart, Johnnie Mortimer (based on "Man About the House" created by) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview:
John Ritter ... David Bell
Valerie Curtin ... Jenny
Susanne Zenor ... Samantha
Audra Lindley ... Helen Roper
Norman Fell ... George Roper
Bobbie Mitchell ... Zoey
Sonny Fox Sonny Fox ... T.V. Announcer (voice)


Jenny and Samantha consider aspiring filmmaker David as a potential new roommate, while landlord George Roper argues with wife Helen.

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1976 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The apartment set is slightly different than the one eventually used in the series. The kitchen and living room are the same. But the locations of the girls' room and the bathroom were switched for the series and Jack's room was adjacent to the window rather than the bathroom. See more »


Remade as Three's Company: Unaired Pilot #2 (1976) See more »

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The pilot- what were they thinking?
30 January 2007 | by cach9801See all my reviews

I love three's company-- and this pilot was fun to watch, partly because it was so painfully awful! This show was based on the original British Series "Man About the House" and in this pilot the writers decided that they would do just that-- base the premise of the show on the UK series. When they realised that it was so horrible, they ended up going back to the British series and copying it. The real first three's company is pretty much the exact same as the British counterpart word for word. There are also quite a few episodes from seasons 1-3 which are cookie-cutters of the British counterpart. Still, Three's Company is an excellent show, but this pilot deserved to be axed!

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