New Year, new shows! What's going to be on your screen in 2013

Published January 4th, 2013 - 08:07 GMT
Bassem Yousef.
Bassem Yousef.

TV network OSN has celebrated the addition of two more Arabic-language channels to its line-up earlier this week. OSN Ya Hala Shabab HD and OSN Ya Hala Arabella HD are now live, and are set to showcase a mix of original and dubbed programmes and films.

David Butorac, CEO of OSN said: “Arabic content is one of the top ranked reasons people enjoy OSN, and following the tremendous success of OSN Ya Hala! HD launched last year, it was time to further enhance our Arabic offer with fresh, exclusive content. We are incredibly proud of the new channel line-up which promises to bring unparalleled exclusive content to the region.”

OSN Ya Hala Shabab HD will comprise content aimed at those young at heart, while OSN Ya Hala Arabella HD will focus on telenovellas, featuring popular Mexican series dubbed in Arabic. tabloid! brings you a rundown of the shows to look out for.


Presented by Hassan Haddad, this high-octane action show reveals the secrets behind some of the top motor stunts featured in Arab movies. Featuring Egypt’s leading stunt man, Amr ‘Mcgyver’, the team reveals how they work with top celebrities, including Ahmad Al Sakka. Shows Saturdays at midnight.

Bi Meet Ragel

Aimed at female viewers, Bi Meet Ragel is a celebration of Arab women’s strength in their daily struggle for dignity and equality. Real life cases and compelling testimonials are presented in front of a live studio audience. With Basma Wahba. Shows Sundays at midnight.

Al Ghesh Mamnoua - Season 2

Muna Abdul Wahab interviews major players of the new political scene of the Arab spring, plus Egyptian and Arab celebrities. Shows Mondays at midnight.

Mish Asly

Khalid Hamzaoui pokes fun at those who have ripped off music or music video ideas from abroad. Not only is the show funny, it actually does have a serious element, exploring the issue of intellectual property and the quest for originality in the Middle East. Shows Wednesdays at 11.30pm.

Amreeka Belarabi

Popular TV satirist Bassem Youssef meets an electic mix of Arab-Americans in this light-hearted reality show, which looks at the issues of integration and identity of Arab communities in the United States. Shows Thursdays at midnight.

Are you looking forward to the new channels? What do you make of the schedule? Let us know your thoughts.

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