Some of the titles include 'Studio 22’, 'Amina Haf 2', 'Natihat Sahab', 'Bibi', and 'Al-Mishwar', among others.
MBC Group has announced diverse programming, ranging from drama to comedy, to current affairs and lifestyle factual television, for the holy month of Ramadan.
Drama and comedy are at the forefront of this special season, with MBC showcasing premium Arabic-language content from the GCC, Egypt, the Maghreb, Iraq, and the Levant.
Viewers will be able to watch this season’s new content on channels including MBC1, MBC Drama, MBC Iraq, MBC 5, MBC Masr, and on subscription video on demand (SVOD) via Shahid VIP.
Shahid VIP is offering an exclusive Ramadan offer, where viewers can sign up for six months and get six months free.
The shows on MBC1 will include Studio 22, Minho Waladna?, Ramez Movie Star, Al-Asouf 3, Min Share’ Al Haram Ela, Al-Mishwar, Tooba, Iftarna Gheir, Al Ruwaad with Ahmad Al Shugairi, Malik Beltaweela with Malik Al-Rougui – Season 4, Al Sadma – Season 4, Waad with Omar Al-Juraysy, Bilaty Hay Ahsan with Dr Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, Al Likaa Men Alsifr with Mofeed Alnowaisir – Season 7, and Maa Al-Qarni with Abdul Rahman Al-Bishri and Dr Aaidh Ibn Abdullah Al-Qarni.
The follow-on to last year’s Studio 21, Studio 22 continues with its hilarious mishaps, this time with a brand-new TV station manager (played by Habib Al-Habib).
Described as a drama-slash-dark comedy, Minho Waladna? – or Who Is Our Son? – can be compared to the world-renowned The Prince and the Pauper.
Al-Asouf 3, starring Saudi superstar Nasser Al-Qasabi and produced by MBC Studios, returns with the third season. This season will mainly focus on the series of events that occurred from 1987 to 1992.
In this latest season of Iftarna Gheir, Chef Hala Ayyash is joined by some of the Arab world’s best-known cooks and foodies, each coming up with their own special dish, offering viewers full information on how to prepare it.
This year, Saudi media personality and bestselling author, Ahmad Al Shugairi returns with Al Ruwaad – or Pioneers – in which he explores and profiles pioneering solutions and personalities – including those from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, the United States, Egypt, Jordan, and Bahrain – that have greatly contributed to the world.
Presented by a group of hosts from around the region – Karim Kojak (Egypt), Faisal Al-Zahrani (KSA), Raed Abu Fityan (Iraq)– Al Sadma is a hidden camera show that places members of the community in tricky situations to see how they would react. Each episode offers insight into human psychology, as well as the role of society in helping and protecting the community.
Known as the most followed religion-focused programme in the MENA region, Abdulwahab Alshehri returns to host Dr Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, Secretary-General of the Muslim World League in “Bilaty Hay Ahsan” to discuss a wide range of issues pertaining to the Islamic world.
MBC Drama shows will include Amina Haf 2, Natihat Sahab, Bibi, Hadarat Al Mawkif, Rania w Sakina, and Maa Waqf Altanfidh.
Back for a second season, Amina has now seemingly woken up from a long dream – only to find that what she was dreaming has turned into a reality. In this continuation, the character tries to get to grips with the situation to understand just what has happened, along with discovering facts, surprises, and secrets.
Hadarat Al Mawkif revolves around the lives of a group of women with very different personalities – from the vain, to the very wise – with events moving between the past and the present to unveil unresolved secrets and memories that cannot be erased. But they have more in common than they all think.
Directed by Sherine Adel, Rania is an aristocratic girl who is accused by her family of having a mental disorder due to her way of living. She meets Sakina, a hard-on-her-luck fugitive. The duo team up to prove their innocence amid a series of high-speed chases and adventures.
Maa Waqf Altanfidh, the contemporary Syrian drama takes place in the neighbourhood of suburbs that have been devastated by the conflict, where its people decide to return to rebuild. Only issues of the past threaten to return – such as the endless battle between social classes, rich and poor, and some very complex personalities.
The programmes of MBC Iraq includes Ramez Movie Star, Hamed Helo – Season 3, Banat Saleh, Almaz Maksour, Al-Mishwar, Tooba, Iftarna Gheir, Day Al Kamar – Season 3, Al Sadma – Season 4, and Bein Ahlena.
Hamed Helo is an Iraqi social comedy that focuses on all aspects of Iraqi life, with laughs in store for the whole family.
Egyptian actor Mohamed Ramadan plays the lead character in Al-Mishwar, in which he works for a marine navigation company in Alexandria and faces plenty of major challenges on the daily.
In Bein Ahlena, Iraqi presenters Haider Abd Thamer, Haider Abu Al Abbas, and Tariq Zaid will take viewers on a journey through the many cities and villages of the country, shedding light on the monuments, ancient houses, history, and more.
Al-Maddah – Usturat Alwadi, Tooba, Rania w Sakina, B Tlou’ Al Rouh, and Meen Aal? will be available on MBC Masr.
The shows on Shahid VIP include Al-Asouf 3, Amina Haf 2, Natihat Sahab, Hadarat Al Mawkif, Bibi, Minho Waladna?, and Min Share’ Al Haram Ela.