[photogallerylink id=106250 align=right] Remember Chrissy and Janet and all their misadventures with Jack in Three’s Company?
As actresses in the hit sitcom, Suzanne Somers and Joyce Dewitt found their into America’s heart but apparently they did not save room in their own hearts for one another.
How the dispute went down according to Wikipedia:
Season five (1980-1981) marked the beginning of contract re-negotiations and sparked friction on the set. When Somers’ demands for a heavily increased salary (from $30,000 to $150,000 per episode, plus 10% of the show’s profits) were not met, Somers went on a strike of sorts and was absent for several taping days, providing false excuses such as a strained back or a broken rib. Executives believed that a complete loss of Somers could damage the program’s popularity so a compromise was reached. Somers, who was still under contract, continued to appear in the series, but only in the one-minute tag scene of a handful of episodes. Somers’ scenes were taped on separate days from the show’s regular taping; she did not appear on set with any of the show’s other cast members. According to the story, her character had returned to her hometown of Fresno to care for her ailing mother, and was only seen when she telephoned her former roommates, and they recounted that week’s adventures to her. This arrangement continued for one season. Somers’ contract was not renewed and Chrissy’s place in the apartment was taken by her clumsy cousin Cindy Snow (Jenilee Harrison).
But now, thirty years later Somers and Dewitt have reunited on Somers’ talk show, Breaking Through, to discuss the situation and catch up!