Syfy says it has renewed its U.S. hidden-camera reality series "Scare Tactics" for a fifth season.

The announcement was made Wednesday by Mark Stern, Syfy's president of original content and co-head of original content for Universal Cable Productions.

Actor/comedian Tracy Morgan has signed on to return as host and executive producer for the half-hour, 13-episode season, which is to begin production this spring and scheduled to premiere in Fall 2012.

"We're thrilled to be bringing back 'Scare Tactics' for another season," Stern said in a statement. "Tracy is the ultimate prankster and Syfy fans will absolutely enjoy a new round of hilarious episodes."

The second half of "Scare Tactics" Season 4 is slated to return in October with six new episodes.

"Kevin and I are beyond excited to have Tracy Morgan and 'Scare Tactics' back for fifth season. I think the fact that we get real people to 'believe the unbelievable' has made the show a great fit for Syfy and a guilty pleasure for our fans all these years. Our goal is to be the longest running fear/comedy/horror/funny/paranormal-inspired hidden camera show on Syfy ever," said Scott Hallock, the show's co-executive producer and co-creator.