McGrath Gets a Little ‘Extra’

Sep 2, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Mark McGrath, lead singer of the band Sugar Ray and frequent cable television host, is joining syndicated entertainment newsmagazine “Extra” as its newest host. Mr. McGrath will serve as co-host alongside Dayna Devon.

Mr. McGrath has appeared, either as a performer or a presenter, on a number of MTV and VH1 programs, including “Teen Choice Awards,” “I Love the ’80s” and “My VH1 Music Awards” as well as “Rock ‘n’ Roll Jeopardy,” the American Music Awards and the ESPY Awards. He hosted the prime-time specials “The World Music Awards” and “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” and with his band appeared in 2002’s feature “Scooby-Doo.”

Mr. McGrath and his band became household names in 1997, thanks to their breakthrough hit song “Fly.” Their 1997 album “Floored” went double platinum, and their follow-up, “14:59,” wound up outselling its predecessor, eventually going triple platinum.

“Extra,” a Time Telepictures Television production distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, begins its 11th season Sept. 13.