One of the standout moments in Suzanne Somers' later career was her return to series television in September 1991 with the sitcom 'Step By Step,' co-starring with Patrick Duffy. The show became a success, airing on ABC's youth-oriented TGIF lineup. Her role in 'Step By Step' further solidified her status as a beloved television personality.
In the early 1990s, Somers became the spokeswoman for the ThighMaster, an exercise device that gained immense popularity. She appeared in a series of infomercials promoting the product, which became a household name. In 2014, she was inducted into the Infomercial Hall of Fame, recognizing her significant contributions to the industry.
Suzanne Somers' journey also encompassed a foray into autobiographical storytelling. In 1991, a two-hour biographical film titled 'Keeping Secrets,' based on her first autobiography of the same title, was broadcast on ABC. The movie delved into Somers' tumultuous family life, upbringing, and her subsequent rise to fame. Her willingness to share her life's story with the public endeared her to her audience, who appreciated her candid and open approach.
In 1994, Suzanne Somers launched her own daytime talk show titled 'Suzanne Somers.' Despite its relatively short run of one season, the show allowed her to engage with her audience and share her thoughts on various topics.
The success of 'Step By Step' continued, with the series moving to CBS for its final season in 1997, solidifying Somers' status as a television icon.
From 1997 to 1999, she co-hosted the revised version of 'Candid Camera' alongside Peter Funt, when CBS revived the classic show. This project demonstrated her enduring appeal and adaptability as a television personality.
In the 2000s, Suzanne Somers took a unique turn in her career by becoming a prominent figure on the Home Shopping Network, where she spent more than 25 hours per month selling household items, clothing, and jewelry, many of which she designed herself. This endeavor showcased her business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit.
In the summer of 2005, Suzanne Somers made her Broadway theatre debut with a one-woman show titled 'The Blonde in the Thunderbird.' The show featured a collection of stories about her life and career, aiming to run until September. However, due to poor reviews and disappointing ticket sales, it was canceled in less than a week. Somers' response to the harsh reviews generated considerable controversy when she compared her treatment by critics to the treatment of soldiers in the Iraq War.
In 2012, Suzanne Somers embarked on an online talk show titled 'Suzanne Somers Breaking Through' on CafeMom. Several episodes featured a heartwarming reunion and reconciliation with her former 'Three's Company' co-star, Joyce DeWitt. The two had not seen nor spoken to each other in 31 years, making their reconnection a heartwarming moment in her career.
In the fall of 2012, 'The Suzanne Show,' hosted by Somers, aired for a 13-episode season on the Lifetime Network. The show featured various guests covering a wide range of topics related to health and fitness, showcasing her commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Suzanne Somers continued to stay relevant in the public eye and remained active in various forms of media and entertainment. On February 24, 2015, she was announced as one of the stars participating in the 20th season of 'Dancing with the Stars,' partnered with professional dancer Tony Dovolani. Although she and Dovolani were eliminated in the fifth week of the competition, her participation marked another chapter in her enduring career.
In May and June 2015, Somers starred in 'Suzanne Sizzles' at the Westgate Las Vegas, demonstrating her continued appeal as a performer.