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13 TV Working Moms Who Brought Home the Bacon

13 TV Working Moms Who Brought Home the Bacon

Motherhood's come a long way, baby! Just this week, we learned that 40 percent of US households with children depend on mom to keep them financially afloat, meaning mom's the primary breadwinner in 13.7 million families. That's up from just 11 percent back in 1960.

Though the number of working moms has grown significantly in real life, they're portrayal on TV hasn't progressed quite as quickly. According to the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media (yes, that Geena Davis — she founded a research-based organization to improve gender portrayals in the media), while women run 25 percent of all companies, primetime programs only show them doing so 14 percent of the time. Hopefully, with news of more moms bringing home the bacon, that number will change. With these numbers in mind, we're taking a look at 13 of our favorite TV working moms who balance — or juggle — families and career on the small screen.

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