In the 1980s, TV moms began juggling family life with professional careers. Phylicia Rashad played lawyer and mom to a big family on The Cosby Show, and Candace Bergen portrayed a TV news anchor who has an unplanned pregnancy out of wedlock. Judith Light played a busy, single advertising executive on Who's the Boss, and even hired a male housekeeper—who happened to be a single dad. Joanna Kerns played the much-loved mom on Growing Pains, whose husband worked from home so she could go back to working as a reporter. This bending of gender roles reflected more modern family structures, and the new choices that women faced.
CBS has greenlighted a 13-episode revival of the 90s show ‘Murphy Brown,’ with Candice Bergen taking on her leading role as a broadcast journalist. The show won 18 Primetime Emmy Awards and 3 Golden Globes; Bergen won 5 Emmys and 2 Golden Globes.