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Three's Company

Priscilla Barnes

Terri Alden

Born in New Jersey, Barnes aspired to be a dancer, but a bad fall off a stage during a performance ended her career, so the former beauty queen turned to acting.

Barnes made her small screen debut in an episode of Columbo in 1973, and made numerous appearances on classic TV series including Cannon (1976), Starsky and Hutch (1978), Kojak (1978), and Taxi (1980). Barnes gained fame as Suzanne Somers' replacement on Three's Company, where her character (the level-headed, no-nonsense nurse Terri Alden) was the polar opposite of Somers' bubbly and buxom Chrissy Snow. Barnes joined the cast in 1981 and was there until the series ended in 1984.

After Three's Company, Barnes' career remained fairly steady, with regular TV and film roles including Licensed to Kill (1989), The Crossing Guard (1995), Mallrats (1995), Mumford (1999), and cult-film The Devil's Rejects (2005). Barnes is still actively working, and she has been married to actor Ted Monte since 2003.

Character Bio

When Cindy leaves the apartment for the UCLA campus, it's Terri who takes her place. In the beginning, she and Jack don't really get along due to an ER encounter when Terri (a nurse) was a little less than sympathetic to Jack. When she dons her nursing whites, Terri's all business. Efficient and thorough, she has no time for chit-chat, or flirtatious men, but when she lets her hair down at home or at the Regal Beagle, this striking blonde is proof that brains and beauty can easily co-exist. That's not to say she's not without her awkward moments when her mouth and brain get a little out of synch, and all that professional aplomb she conveys so easily at work suddenly flies right out the window.

Three's Company TV Schedule

Friday
July 25
4:30am
The Baby Sitters
Janet enlists her roommates to fill in for her at a babysitting gig.
TV-PG
Sunday
July 27
3:54am
Home Movies
Chrissy gets a super-8 camera and catches the movie bug.
TV-PG
4:27am
Jack in the Flower Shop
Janet hires Jack to help out at the flower shop.
TV-PG
5:00am
Jack's Navy Pal
The trio plans to ply the Ropers with a gourmet meal to avoid a rent hike.
TV-PG
5:30am
Will the Real Jack Tripper
Larry uses Jack's name with a recent girlfriend, and the woman shows up at the apartment pregnant.
TV-PG
2:00pm
The Goodbye Guy
The trio thinks Furley is suicidal after his brother humiliates him in front of the woman of his dreams.
TV-PG
2:30pm
Furley vs. Furley
The trio take Furley in when his brother fires him as landlord.
TV-PG
3:00pm
The Night of the Ropers
It's a comedy of errors when the Ropers are in town for a bowling banquet.
TV-PG
3:30pm
The Matchbreakers
Furley meets a beautiful woman who the roomies think is only after Ralph for his money.
TV-PG
Sunday
August 3
3:54am
Days of Beer and Weeds
The roommates are wondering if the Ropers' garden has gone to "pot."
TV-PG
4:27am
Chrissy Come Home
Chrissy's minister father demands she come home when he arrives unexpectedly at the apartment and discovers his daughter's unorthodox living arrangements.
TV-PG
5:00am
Bird Song
Roper buys a parakeet as a surprise for Helen.
TV-PG
5:30am
Coffee, Tea or Jack?
Jack's old flame breezes into town which almost ruins his surprise birthday party.
TV-PG
2:00pm
Love Diary
Mr. Roper mistakenly thinks Chrissy has the hots for him.
TV-PG
2:30pm
The Fast
Chrissy agrees to give up nibbling if Jack agrees to give up women
TV-PG
3:00pm
Helen's Rendezvous
The trio believes Mrs. Roper is having an affair with a friend of Mr. Roper.
TV-PG
3:30pm
My Sister's Keeper
Janet's sexy younger sister comes for a visit and sets her sights on Jack.
TV-PG