Mario Lopez to Replace Mark McGrath as Host of 'Extra'

Sugar Ray lead singer Mark McGrath may just wanna fly, but his bosses at Extra would rather he just take a hike. The longtime correspondent for the tabloid show has been relieved of his duties and replaced by...Mario Lopez.

That's right, the former A.C. Slater is milking yet another drop out of his 15 minutes of fame by adding TV host to his eclectic résumé. Mario has been asked to join Extra's primetime broadcast starting Sept. 15, after the show's producers were impressed with job cohosting the weekend edition of the program last year.

"Mario ... has established himself as a highly engaging, likeable and sought-after host and personality," Hilary Estey McLoughlin, president of Telepictures Productions (the company that produces Extra) said in a statement.

We're not sure how Mario is still relevant in this cutthroat industry (which has already chewed up and spit out most of his Saved by the Bell costars), but we gotta hand it to him: he's managed to turn a pair of dimples and some bulging muscles into a B-list empire.

So, what about Mark? According to his reps, he's going to refocus on his music career and is working on a new Sugar Ray album. We're guessing it'll be out around the same time Mario wins an Academy Award.