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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

Monday
August 3
9:00am
A Black Letter Day
Janet and Chrissy suspect each other when they both read a letter written to an advice columnist about a man having an affair with one of his roommates.
TV-PG
9:36am
The Reverend Steps Out
Reverend Snow is up for a new appointment.
TV-PG
10:12am
Larry Loves Janet
Larry develops a crush on Janet when he observes her gentle, domestic side.
TV-PG
Tuesday
August 4
9:00am
Mighty Mouth
Jack falls for an athletic gym instructor.
TV-PG
9:36am
The Love Lesson
Furley's been giving Jack lessons on wooing the opposite sex and thinks he's cured him when he spies him out with a girl.
TV-PG
10:12am
Handcuffed
In a playful moment Chrissy and Jack accidentally handcuff themselves together.
TV-PG
Wednesday
August 5
9:00am
And Baby Makes Two
Janet makes a passing comment about babies and suddenly Jack and Chrissy think she wants a child of her own.
TV-PG
9:36am
Jack's Bad Boy
A 12-year-old runaway becomes Jack's nemesis when the girls take him in.
TV-PG
10:12am
Lee Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
Childhood feelings of inferiority arise when Jack's handsome, successful brother Lee comes to visit.
TV-PG