Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out was the highest-rated series in MTV2 history this past season, averaging 1.1 million total viewers and a 1.3 rating in persons 12-34 in its return to TV. It and its Tuesday night counterpart Ain’t That America With Lil Duval will now return for new seasons in 2014, MTV said today. The two shows helped fuel the network’s most-watched year ever in the demo. The new incarnation of improv show Wild ‘N Out, which originally aired on MTV from 2005-2007, premiered strongly on MTV2 in July, with lead-out viral-video show Ain’t That America debuting as the network’s second-highest-rated show behind it. Up next for MTV2 is the November 6 launch of original series Guy Court, from the creator and producers of MTV’s Girl Code and MTV2’s Guy Code.
Production is underway on an untitled six-part special that will air in first quarter 2013. It centers on Mac Miller and his four best friends as they leave their hometown of Pittsburgh and set up shop for the first time in Los Angeles to put the finishing touches on Miller’s new album, Watching Movies With The Sound Off.
EXCLUSIVE: MTV2, MTV’s sibling network, is moving ahead with Numbnuts, a new reality program from Fear Factor executive producer David A. Hurwitz. Described as a “high-octane, hilarious, adrenaline-fueled stunt competition game-show series,” Numbnuts will premiere this Friday at 10 PM, immediately following the seventh-season seven premiere of the Bellator Fighting Championships. Hosted by Jeff Dye (Last Comic Standing), Numbnuts pits Internet contestants’ stunt mishaps against three web-celebrity Stunt Masters — Crazy Mike, The Horse and Victor Lopez — as the teams battle it out to see who can better perform steroid-injected versions of the stunts.