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What to Watch on Monday: A goodbye to ‘A Chef’s Life’ with Vivian Howard’s ‘Final Harvest’

Chef Vivian Howard closes out her eastern North Carolina-based PBS series “A Chef’s Life” with a special hour-long episode called “The Final Harvest.”
Chef Vivian Howard closes out her eastern North Carolina-based PBS series “A Chef’s Life” with a special hour-long episode called “The Final Harvest.” Markay Media

A Chef’s Life: The Final Harvest (9 p.m., UNC-TV) - This one-hour special closes out an Emmy- and Peabody Award- winning series that has shared with the entire world the rich and unique food culture of a very specific patch of eastern North Carolina. In the special, Chef Vivian Howard, who along with her husband Ben Knight runs Kinston’s Chef & the Farmer restaurant, gives viewers a look back at the previous five seasons of her show, which is produced by Cynthia Hill of Durham’s Markay Media. Howard tells viewers upfront that this send-off is about celebrating the people who make the show special — and it’s a lovely celebration. We get to spend just a little more time with Vivian’s kids and her mom and dad; with the often barefoot local farmer Warren Brothers; and with everyone’s favorite no-nonsense kitchen master, Lillie Hardy. We really hate to see this one end, but we’re looking forward to whatever Howard does next.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (9 p.m., The CW) - In the Season 4 premiere, Constantine informs Sara of a new magical threat and enlists the team to help with a spell to defeat it.

The Apology (10 p.m., PBS / UNC-TV) - This POV documentary follows three former “comfort women” who were among the 200,000 girls and young women kidnapped and forced into military sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. The survivors, seventy years after their imprisonment, have lived in silence and shame for decades, and they give their first-hand accounts of what happened.

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