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Old 08-23-2019, 12:53 PM   #11
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Dick did have a three-year commitment and if he hadn’t had it, CBS likely would have cancelled much earlier. But in the third season, they moved it to Sundays and the ratings picked up. After all those seasons contractually bound to pick it up, CBS actually wanted a fourth season. But Carl Reiner had quit the show after CBS refused to air an episode in which Dick’s daughter walked in on Dick and Jenny while they were having sex (it eventually aired in syndication). Dick didn’t want to do the show without him. And Hope Lange wanted to quit. So it just faded away.
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