In this helping of TV Snacks, there’s some partying going on. ABC is thrilled by its DVR numbers, the Oscars must be one of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite things, and we’re sure there are some TV producers cheering Spike TV’s recent pick-ups.
ABC can claim victory in this week’s DVR war. The network has the top 3 series watched on DVR and can also claim five of the top six series watched on DVR. The top three shows were “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Modern Family,” and “Castle.” [TVByTheNumbers.com]
“The Oprah Winfrey Show” is throwing a star-studded Oscar bash today. Academy Award winners, Susan Sarandon, Sissy Spacek, and Holly Hunter are joined by this year’s nominees, Melissa Leo, Geoffrey Rush and Aaron Sorkin. [The Oprah Winfrey Show]
Spike TV has ordered two new man-centric original series. In “Bar Rescue” (from the producers of “The Biggest Loser,” a man helps save failing bars. And in “Repo Games” (from the “Jersey Shore” producers), contestants get one last chance to get their cars back if they’re willing to play the game. [PR Newswire]
Oxygen gets into the “Glee” game with its airing of “Grease Sing-A-Long” on Friday, Feb. 4 during its “Gleekend” this week. [Oxygen]
Bravo brings back its popular “Talk Bubble” during “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” reunion on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 10 p.m. ET. Real Housewives from the 90210, New York and O.C. franchises will join producers and fans to answer questions and tweet along. [Bravo]
“The Wendy Williams Show” celebrates love the entire month of February with celeb guests answering the question, “How You Romancin’?” Guests include William Baldwin, Brooke Burke, Bethenny Frankel, Joan Rivers and La Toya Jackson. [“The Wendy Williams Show”]
For the first time ever, Sports Illustrated will identify all of the models chosen for the 2011 SI Swimsuit issue prior to the issue’s release. In the thirty minute special, “The 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Selection Show” will premiere exclusively on DirecTV’s The 101 Network at 8:00 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 11. [DirecTV]