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Working moms of television

Updated 1:37 PM ET, Wed July 18, 2018
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Connie Britton as Tami Taylor, a guidance counselor turned principal, in "Friday Night Lights." Bill Records/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/GETTY IMAGES
Christina Hendricks, right, as Joan Holloway Harris, who worked in advertising, in "Mad Men." Michael Yarish/AMC
Phylicia Rashad as attorney Clair Huxtable in "The Cosby Show." R.M. Lewis jr./NBCU Photo Bank/GETTY IMAGES
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton in "Nurse Jackie." Craig Blankenhorn/showtime
Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey in "Grey's Anatomy." ABC
Brett Butler, right, as Grace Kelly, who worked in an oil refinery, in "Grace Under Fire." ABC/GETTY IMAGES
Rhea Perlmann as the sassy server Carla Tortelli in "Cheers." Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions/Paramount Network Television
Ana Ortiz as Hilda Suarez, who owned a salon, in "Ugly Betty." abc
Patricia Heaton as Frankie Heck, a car saleswoman, and later a dental hygienist in "The Middle." RICHARD FOREMAN/abc
Joanna Kerns as Maggie Seaver, a reporter, in "Growing Pains." ABC/Getty Images
Jo Marie Payton as Harriette Winslow, a security guard and later salesperson, in "Family Matters." ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images
Lori Loughlin as reporter Becky Katsopolis in "Full House." ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images
Lauren Graham, right, as Lorelai Gilmore, who ran and later owned an inn, in "Gilmore Girls." Mitchell Haddad/THE WB/GETTY IMAGES
Jane Kaczmarek as Lois Welker-Wilkerson, who works in a store, in "Malcolm in the Middle." 20th Century Fox Film Corp./Everett Collection
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Christine Campbell, who ran a women's gym, in "The New Adventures of Old Christine." Adam Taylor/Warner Bros.
Sara Ramirez as Dr. Callie Torres in "Grey's Anatomy." Eric McCandless/ABC
Candice Bergen as reporter Murphy Brown in "Murphy Brown." CBS via Getty Images
Anna Gunn as Skyler White, who held many jobs, including writer and bookkeeper, in "Breaking Bad." Lewis Jacobs/AMC
Cynthia Nixon, left, as attorney Miranda Hobbes in "Sex and the City." RJ Capak/WireImage/GETTY IMAGES
Meredith Baxter, center, as architect Elyse Keaton in "Family Ties." Paramount Television
Linda Lavin as Alice Hyatt, who worked in a diner, in "Alice." CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images
Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, who worked at an advertising agency and later ran a pizzeria with her husband, in "Desperate Housewives." Ron Tom/abc
Reba McEntire, center, as Reba Hart, who worked as a secretary and later, a real estate agent, in "Reba." Fox Television
Judy Reyes as nurse Carla Espinosa in "Scrubs." ABC
Julianna Margulies as attorney Alicia Florrick in "The Good Wife." Jeffrey Neira/CBS
Amy Brenneman as Judge Amy Madison Gray in "Judging Amy." CBS/GETTY IMAGES
Teri Hatcher as Susan Delfino, a children's book illustrator, in "Desperate Housewives." abc
Janet Hubert as Vivian Banks, an educator, in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." Mike Ansell/NBCU Photo Bank/GETTY IMAGES