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Mother knows best

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Judith Light, Phylicia Rashad, Meredith Baxter, Justina Machado and Florence Henderson.

Judith Light, Phylicia Rashad, Meredith Baxter, Justina Machado and Florence Henderson.

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Gloria Calderón Kellett is the co-showrunner and co-creator of "One Day at a Time" on Netflix, a reimagining of the classic Norman Lear sitcom of the ‘70s and ‘80s. Critics and viewers have lauded the show’s modern take on an American middle-class family, focusing on a divorced Cuban American mother raising her two teenage kids along with their live-in grandmother (played by the inimitable Rita Moreno).

But before Calderón Kellett was making TV, she was watching it, and the TV moms she watched growing up shaped how she views motherhood and how she writes about it today. We asked Calderón Kellett for a playlist of her all-time favorite TV moms, including Carol Brady, Clair Huxtable, Angela Bower and Elyse Keaton.

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