modern family 03 320 'Modern Family,' 'Glee,' Craig Ferguson win Peabody AwardsTwo of the most lauded new shows of 2009-10 — “Glee” and “Modern Family” — can now add another honor to their trophy shelves: a Peabody Award.

The two series were among three dozen programs and individuals in TV, radio and online who were awarded the prestigious honor on Wednesday (March 31). The awards, given by the University of Georgia, honor excellence in broadcasting.

The Peabody committee calls “Modern Family” a “wily, witty comedy,” while “Glee” was cited for being “dependably tuneful and entertaining.” The awards also singled out the “Wheels” episode as one of “Glee’s” high points.

Other TV winners included “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” specifically Ferguson’s interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu; HBO’s “In Treatment” and “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency”; and several documentaries on PBS and HBO. Sundance Channel’s docu-series “Brick City” also won an award.

You can see the full list of winners at the Peabody Awards site.

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