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"Summer Under the Stars" pays tribute to Elvis Presley, who died 27 years ago today. Showing his movies as a remembrance has become a TV tradition. The first film in today's marathon, "Live a Little, Love a Little" (6 a.m., TCM), is hardly the most memorable; casual fans may want to wait for 1964's "Viva Las Vegas" (with Ann-Margret) at 10 p.m.
Question: What's one of the top causes of death among pregnant women? Answer: Homicide. Despite the many medical conditions and health risks that can complicate things for expectant mothers, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence suggests their deaths are most often the result of foul play as detailed in "Fatal Fathers" (8 p.m., A & amp;E). This hour-long special takes a look at the stories of four pregnant women killed by their lovers, examines the laws that protect unborn children, and offers warning signs women should heed.
Each year, most new series fall by the wayside relatively quickly -- sometimes after airing only once or twice. But before viewers start voting with their remotes, many more proposed shows never even make it onto a network schedule. See these on "The Best TV Shows That Never Were" (8 p.m., ABC)
Those stripes may look cool, but for zebras they apparently serve the very practical purpose of confusing predators. "Growing Up Zebra" (8 p.m., Animal Planet) focuses on three zebra orphans cared for by Louise Joubert, founder of an animal sanctuary in South Africa.

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