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What to Watch on Monday: ‘Meet the Patels’ doc, ‘Moveable Feast’ at The Durham

Ravi Patel, left, and Geeta Patel in “Meet the Patels.”
Ravi Patel, left, and Geeta Patel in “Meet the Patels.” Chicken and Egg Pictures

Meet the Patels (9 p.m., UNC-TV) – Independent Lens presents this 2014 documentary by actor Ravi Patel, whose traditional Hindu parents are eager for him to find a mate, so he enters the semi-arranged marriage system in America.

Also on . . .

The Staircase (3 p.m., Sundance Channel) – A marathon of all eight installments of the acclaimed documentary series “The Staircase,” which covered the Mike Peterson murder trial in Durham.

Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking (10:30 a.m., UNC-TV) – Tonight’s episode visits The Durham Hotel to feature siblings Andrea and Brendan Reusing, co-founders of Lantern Restaurant in Chapel Hill. They group then visit Chapel Hill Creamery and prepare a meal of pork ribs with a rhubarb relish; a warm kale salad with radishes, eggs, and a bacon dressing; and an appetizer of grilled Bibb lettuce with mozzarella and preserved lemon and spring onion dressing. Repeats Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (8 p.m., ABC) – In this 1986 special, members of the Peanuts gang plan a New Year’s party while Charlie Brown reads “War and Peace.”

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (9 p.m., ABC) – In a special that first aired in 1976, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer comes to the rescue of the New Year baby, who has been kidnapped by an evil bird.

American Pickers (9 p.m., History) – In Detroit, Frank takes a big risk on one of the greatest pieces he’s ever seen.

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