Will "Spank" Horton
This is the first episode for the following new cast members: Chico Bean, Conceited, James Davis, Timothy DeLaGhetto, Lauren Flans, Will "Spank" Horton, Emmanuel Hudson and Karlous Miller.
This is also the first episode where Nick Cannon's team is referred to as the Platinum Squad instead of the Red Squad from the first four seasons.
This is Kevin Hart's fourth overall appearance on the show and his second as Black Squad captain. He would make yet another appearance as the Black Squad captain in the season finale.
From this episode onward, the show is now being filmed from New York City.