April 06, 2006

What do South Park and Battlestar Galactica have in common?

Both TV shows just won Peabody Awards.

These are the most prestigious broadcasting prizes given in the US. If you're a broadcaster or program producer, getting a Peabody is as good as it gets.

From the official awards list:

South Park Comedy Central

Primitive animation is part of the charm of TV's boldest, most politically incorrect satirical series. Its simple style also makes possible the show's unmatched topicality. Comedy Central. [...]

Battlestar Galactica SCI FI CHANNEL

A belated, brilliantly re-imagined revival of a so-so 1970s outer-space saga, the series about imperiled survivors of a besieged planet has revitalized sci-fi television with its parallax considerations of politics, religion, sex, even what it means to be "human." NBC Universal Television Studio.

Amazing, huh?

Posted by Magpie at April 6, 2006 02:03 PM | Entertainment | Technorati links |