Three's Company is an American situation comedy that aired on ABC network. It began in March 1977 and ended in September 1984. This show starred John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers, later Jenilee Harrison, Priscilla Barnes (after Somers' contractual dispute), Richard Kline, Ann Wedgeworth (who only appeared in eleven episodes of season four), Norman Fell, Audra Lindley (who left after season three for their own series), and Don Knotts (who played the new landlord). It is set in Santa Monica, California. It is a remake of British sitcom Man About the House. Nowadays the domestic distribution rights are handled by creator Don L. Taffner's estate and the international rights are handled by FremantleMedia (whose company Thames originated the sitcom "Man About the House"). The show revolves around a man pretending to be gay so his landlord won't evict him, it also revolves around financial struggling such as the roommates not being able to pay their rent. The sitcom heavily relies on innuendo and sexy misunderstandings, and is also a comedy of errors. The show also donned two spinoffs also based on Britcoms "The Ropers" (George & Mildred) & "Threes a Crowd" (Robin's Nest). The series was later the subject of a made for TV movie "Behind the Camera: the Unauthorized Story of Three's Company", the film showed how the success of the show led to an idyllic battleground and how the cast changes led to the show's demise.