SILVER SPRING, Md., March 29 /PRNewswire/ — Best known for playing “Sam” in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, and “Lynn McGill” in “24” Sean Astin has embodied everything from loyalty and bravery to arrogance and redemption. Now, Astin tries to embody two new character traits — small and furry — as he lends his considerable talents to narrate MEERKAT MANOR, Animal Planet’s new 13-part docu-drama that’s All My Children meets Wild Kingdom. With all the love, squabbling, self-sacrifice and rivalry found in any family, a group of Meerkats struggles to survive in Africa’s Kalahari Desert. MEERKAT MANOR premieres Friday, June 9, at 8 PM. [More]