I am totally hooked on a new series from Animal Planet........Meerkat Manor. This is a true story of a colony of Meerkats that live in the Kalahari desert. It is a fascinating glimpse into their lives; all sorts of drama and intrigue make this worthy (and better!) competition to any soap opera. I am especially in love with the character "Shakespeare," a plucky little Meerkat who defies all odds with his strong disposition.
Animal Planet seems to play reruns quite frequently, so you can easily catch up. I programmed for a season pass on Tivo and am up to date already. Here is a website that will help you watch the shows in proper order - http://mymovies.imdb.com/title/tt0765725/episodes .