On the peak of fame for “Three’s Firm,” Suzanne Somers pushed to be paid the identical as her male counterpart, John Ritter. When the ABC sitcom started in 1976, Ritter was the larger title, which is why he was given the top-billed spot. Nevertheless, because the present went on, each Somers and Joyce DeWitt proved their stardom as Chrissy Snow and Janet Wooden. It was after Season 5 that Somers requested to be compensated the identical as her co-star, which might have her wage soar from $30,000 an episode to $150,000. In 2020, Somers shared with Leisure Tonight, “[W]e went in to renegotiate for yr six as a result of we needed to, my contract was up. And so they fired me.”
On the time, Somers was made to look grasping, which brought on pressure inside the forged, particularly with Ritter. “I believe he irrationally obtained mad at me as a result of he misplaced his sparring companion. I might be mad too and there was no going again,” Somers admitted. The drama between the 2 damage Somers, however the former castmates had been capable of mend their damaged relationship. In 2003, Ritter requested Somers to visitor star on an episode of “8 Easy Guidelines.” Somers shared that Ritter started the dialog saying, “I forgive you,” earlier than going into his pitch. Whereas she ultimately mentioned no to the supply, the 2 did plan to discover a venture sooner or later. Sadly, Ritter died on set a month later.