Barb Oates

Veteran journalist and editor, Barb Oates, serves as Channel Guide Magazine’s and Hopper Magazine’s editor in chief. She’s currently obsessed with The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and 2016’s hit series This Is Us. She’s watched Survivor for its 30-plus seasons and publicly admits that she’s "one hot mess" watching the annual loved-ones episode. She swears like a sailor watching sports, thinks she could run a washplant on Gold Rush and drinks Chardonnay while trash talking with friends over the latest reality TV series. When channel surfing, she’ll drop everything (as will her three teen children, too) and watch for the zillionth time Gladiator, Elf or The Shawshank Redemption.

Articles byBarb Oates

Billy Joel

Why Did Billy Joel Concert Get Cut Short During ‘Piano Man’?

Kristen Kish, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons host Top Chef

Why ‘Top Chef’ Season 21 Is ‘a Homecoming’ for New Host Kristen Kish

Jeff Probst in 'Survivor '

‘Survivor’ 45: Jeff Probst Reveals Changes Made for Supersized Episodes

Tom Oar of 'Mountain Men'

‘Mountain Men’ Boss Confirms Tom Oar’s Return in ‘Daunting’ Season 12

Bear Grylls and Bradley Cooper in 'Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge'

Bear Grylls on ‘Running Wild’ With Bradley Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch & More Celebs

C. Thomas Howell

C. Thomas Howell Takes Us ‘Backstage’ With Charlie Sheen, Cast of ‘E.T.’ & More

Jerry Mathers on-set of Leave It To Beaver in late 1950s

Jerry Mathers Reflects on His Infamous ‘Leave It to Beaver’ Audition

Vincent Walsh and Jennifer Grey in 'Gwen Shamblin Starving Salvation'

Jennifer Grey Talks Embodying Gwen Shamblin: ‘She Was Absolutely Without Empathy’

Pedro Pascal - 'The Last of Us'

‘The Last of Us’ Creator Previews Joel & Ellie’s Connection in the TV Series

Bryan Cranston - 'Your Honor'

Bryan Cranston Talks Judge Michael Desiato’s Major Transformation in ‘Your Honor’ Season 2

The cast of M*A*S*H - Harry Morgan, William Christopher, Jamie Farr, Alan Alda, David Ogden, Loretta Swit, Mike Farrell

How Well Do You Remember ‘M*A*S*H’? (QUIZ)

Tracy Spiridakos as Hailey in Chicago P.D. Season 9
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‘Chicago P.D.’: Tracy Spiridakos Warns ‘Hailey’s Worried About Jay’ in Season 10

Marlyne Barrett as Maggie Lockwood in Chicago Med
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‘Chicago Med’ Season 8: Where We Pick Up After the Fire & What’s Next for Maggie

Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett, Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey in Chicago Fire - Season 10
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‘Chicago Fire’: Kara Killmer Teases an ‘Old Love’ Returning as Brettsey Evolves

Niecy Nash-Betts as FBI rookie Simone Clark in 'The Rookie: Feds' key art
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‘The Rookie: Feds’: Niecy Nash-Betts Talks Doing Things ‘the Simone Clark Way’

Flowers in the Attic: The Origin

Where to Watch All Episodes of ‘Flowers in the Attic: The Origin’

Running Wild with Bear Grylls the Challenge

‘Running Wild’s Bear Grylls on ‘The Challenge’s Inspirational Celebrity Guests

The Great Giveback on HGTV with Melissa McCarthy and Jenna Perusich

Why Melissa McCarthy Was Inspired to Do HGTV’s ‘The Great Giveback’

Snowpiercer - Sean Bean as Mr. Wilford - Season 2

‘Snowpiercer’ Season 2: Sean Bean on Playing Mr. Wilford, the ‘Smartest Man in the World’

Dodgeball Thunderdome host David Dobrik

David Dobrik Is Glad to Be Host of ‘Dodgeball Thunderdome’ & Not a Contestant

Jason Segel as Peter, Eve Lindley as Simone - Dispatches from Elsewhere

Jason Segel on the True Story Behind AMC’s ‘Dispatches From Elsewhere’

Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt For The Bone Collector

Russell Hornsby on Lincoln Rhyme & Amelia’s Alliance in the ‘Hunt for the Bone Collector’

Gold Rush: Parkers Trail - Parker Schnabel

‘Gold Rush’ Season 10: Parker Schnabel on Major Water Crisis

559100 Chasing The Cure-Gallery

Ann Curry Explains How the Live ‘Chasing the Cure’ Aims to Help

Discovery Channel

Discovery’s ‘Guardians of the Glades’ Shows Viewers the Life of a Paid Python Hunter (VIDEO)


TLC’s ‘sMOTHERED’ Explores Extreme Mother-Daughter Relationships


‘Seatbelt Psychic’ Thomas John Gives Unsuspecting Passengers the Ride of Their Lives


‘Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail’ Shocker: Rick Ness Has Some Big News (VIDEO)


PREVIEW: ‘Bar Rescue’ Returns and Jon Taffer Goes Ballistic (Again!)


‘Hollywood Medium’ Tyler Henry Previews Jim Parsons & Kristin Cavallari’s Emotional Readings

Michael Jackson

What Did Michael Jackson Tell ‘Hollywood Medium’ Tyler Henry?

Fred Hurt in Discovery's Gold Rush: White Water

‘Gold Rush: White Water’—The Dakota Boys Prove They’re Crazier Than Ever in Discovery’s Spinoff Series

Kelly Clarkson and Chris Blue - NBCUniversal Events - Season 2018

‘The Voice’: New Coach Kelly Clarkson Says ‘I Don’t Want to Be a Judge…I Always Feel Sh**ty Afterwards’

Charlie Goldsmith is The Healer on TLC

‘The Healer’: Charlie Goldsmith on His Special Gift and New TLC Series

Harry Lennix as Harold Cooper in The Blacklist - Season 5 - 'The Travel Agency'

Harry Lennix on New ‘Blacklist’ Episode: ‘We Get to Peek Inside the Mind of an FBI Agent of Color’

Discovery Channel, Devil's Canyon, Ben van der Valk

Watch: There’s Gold to Be Found in New Discovery Series ‘Devil’s Canyon’ (VIDEO)

Diana, Charles, highlights

Was Princess Diana’s Death a Conspiracy? The CBS Special ‘Her Life, Her Death, the Truth’ Looks Deeper

Gold Rush Parker's Trail

‘Gold Rush’ Favorite Parker Schnabel Embarks on a New Discovery Series — and the Most Dangerous Journey of His Life


WE tv’s ‘Dr. Miami’ Is the Newest Plastic Surgeon on the Reality Docuseries Scene (VIDEO)

Jodie Comer in The White Princess

15th Century Women Get Regal in Starz’s Historical Sequel Series ‘The White Princess’

Hap and Leonard - Season 2, Episode 1 - Michael K. Williams as Leonard Pine and James Purefoy as Hap Collins,

‘Hap and Leonard’ Returns With Mucho Mayhem in Season 2 (VIDEO)


Guy Branum Plans To Shake Up the Talk Show Format With ‘Talk Show the Game Show’


Is WGN’s ‘Outsiders’ Mirroring the Current U.S. Political Climate or Vice Versa?


Katie Holmes and Matthew Perry Team Up in ‘The Kennedys-After Camelot’

Josh Harris in Deadliest Catch

‘Deadliest Catch’s Josh Harris: ‘I Don’t Have Time To Deal BS’ (VIDEO)


‘The Girlfriend Experience’ Star Riley Keough on How Her New Role Scared Her

Outlander_STARZ_Tease Art 2016

Why is There a New ‘Outlander’ Theme Song? Composer Bear McCreary Explains