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"Three's Company" (1977-1984)
Based on: British sitcom "Man About the House" (1973-1976)
Hit or Miss? Hit
ABC's sitcom followed the British series' premise to a t -- but it made sure to go its own way with the characters, dialog and physical comedy. It lasted two seasons longer that its inspiration. It's one of the most iconic sitcoms of the late 1970s and early 1980s.