Hit drama series Breaking Bad, Scandal and House Of Cards have been named among the best shows of 2013 after landing recognition from Peabody Awards officials.

Prison drama Orange Is the New Black, The Bridge, French zombie series The Returned, and Bbc programmes Broadchurch and Orphan Black have also earned special mentions in the University of Georgia's 73rd annual list, which celebrates "the best in electronic media".

A total of 46 shows from over 1,000 entries have received special mention this year (14), and best of the best will be celebrated at a ceremony in New York on 19 May (14).