In November 2012, MTV2 announced that the series would be returning in 2013 after a six-year hiatus. The series features up and coming comedy stars, along with the show's original cast. The premiere episode of season five had 1.1 million total viewers, making it the highest-rated telecast in MTV2 history. On June 9, 2016, MTV announced that Wild 'n Out had been renewed for an eighth season, which premiered on August 4, 2016. The season marked the series' return to MTV.
On June 29, 2017, the ninth season premiered on MTV. The series marked the return of filming in New York and also return to the original team colors, Black and Red.