The television role of a female president has evolved, but they rarely reach the highest office on their own merit

Veep, Commander in Chief, Scandal and Prison Break are a few examples

Published June 3, 2016 11:00AM (EDT)

Circumstance seems to play a heavy hand in deciding the fate of a TV female president. Television doesn't believe a woman is good enough to reach the presidency on her own. We've found four examples -- watch our video for more.

By Katie Levingston

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