As long as there have been family-based television shows, there have been TV moms. The best TV moms provide important support for their families and are dynamic characters in their own right. Here are some of the best TV moms in history and info about what they’re doing today!
The mom on Family Ties was played by Meredith Baxter. As Elyse Keaton, Baxter was a terrific mom who had a difficult job in keeping her charismatic son Alex (Michael J. Fox) in line. Baxter battled a number of additions in real life, but she overcame them (as well as breast cancer). She’s a mother of five and remarried recently in 2013.