A small relative of the Tyrannosaurus rex was discovered by Raleigh paleontologist Lindsay Zanno in Utah, North America. Called moros intrepidus or harbinger of doom, it’s a fossil link for dinosaur academics.
In the new limited series “Flack,” Oscar-winner Anna Paquin plays a celebrity PR expert. Season 4 of “Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry” opens with Chris Harrison and Sofia Vergara. “Desus & Mero” talkshow starts on Showtime.
The Duke - UNC basketball game on WRAL means NBC shows “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD” will air overnight (or stream on NBC.com). Durham pre-med student Keith Sowell is on the Season 38 premiere of Survivor on CBS.
"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is charged with felony disorderly conduct after he allegedly filed a false police report about an attack he said occurred as he walked to his apartment in a Chicago neighborhood in January.
Season 2 of “At Home with Amy Sedaris” premieres on truTV (guest star Matthew Broderick). Sedaris grew up in Raleigh and the show has many local NC references. On PBS, American Masters has a documentary on Sammy Davis Jr.
In Week 7 of “The Bachelor,” Caelynn Miller-Keyes of Charlotte (2018 Miss North Carolina USA) and Cassie are targeted for not being “ready” for marriage. Who got roses and who takes Colton to hometown dates next week?
Keith Sowell of Fayetteville, a Duke University pre-med student living in Durham, is on Season 38 of Survivor. The “Edge of Extinction” season also has Ron Clark, originally from Chocowinity, NC, who now lives in Atlanta.
The 2019 Oscar-nominated documentary “Minding the Gap” airs on PBS. The true crime series “Children of the Snow” on Investigation Discovery (ID) tackles the Oakland County Child Killer case. Hallmark has the “Rescue Dog Show.”
In vitro fertilization (IVF) gave NASCAR star Kyle Busch and wife Samantha a son, Brexton, and in 2018 promised a daughter. They found out about their miscarriage the night of NASCAR’s awards banquet, but are still dedicated to giving back.
NBC airs an all-star tribute to Elvis Presley’s ‘68 Comeback Special, hosted by Blake Shelton. Hallmark has the 2019 American Rescue Dog Show, and Investigation Discovery has the true crime documentary “BTK: A Killer Among Us.”
The Southern Foodways Alliance produced this film on Karen Barker, the James Beard Award-winning baker of Durham’s Magnolia Grill, talking about her love of pie. Barker died on Feb. 2, 2019. Watch the full film at https://vimeo.com/248363421.