truTV Cues Up More Killer Karaoke, with rocker and TV personality Mark McGrath
Killer Karaoke, which the New York Times cheekily hailed as “the greatest show in television history,” hits all the wrong notes in the best possible way.
Each week on this twisted competition show, contestants attempt to sing songs while facing extreme and sometimes skin-crawling obstacles guaranteed to tap into their worst fears.
The outrageous singing competition series that challenges contestants to sing a hit song while enduring the most hilarious and unexpected physical challenges imaginable. The man putting the singers through the ringer will be new host Mark McGrath (Don’t Forget the Lyrics!, Extra). truTV has ordered eight additional episodes of Killer Karaoke, bringing its first-season total to 16. Production on the new episodes is set to begin in October in Los Angeles.
This year, Killer Karaoke is going to up the ante with a fresh, new format. Each episode’s competition will begin with six contestants singing an opening number, after which they will be ranked based on a scoring system. The highest-ranking players will earn advantages throughout the show, such as deciding who goes first, picking their challenges and sometimes even choosing what obstacles their opponent will face. But the ultimate goal is winning over the audience, who will be voting throughout the competition.
When all is “sung and done,” the top two contestants must face each other – as well as their biggest fears – in a final head-to-head battle. The singer with the highest score will then win the weekly cash prize of up to $10,000.
Inspired in part by Zodiak Media’s international television hit Sing If You Can, truTV’s Killer Karaoke created a great deal of buzz when it premiered in November 2012. The series is produced by Zodiak USA, with Tony Yates and James Rowley serving as executive producers.
Mark McGrath is the comely lead singer/songwriter for Sugar Ray, and can lay claim to a stunning string of Top 10 hits, several multi-platinum albums – including the RIAA 3x platinum certified 14:59 – and countless sold-out performances. Where that would be enough for most artists, McGrath has also proven an effervescent and ever-present pop culture personality.
With his innate wit, easy charm, and encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture, McGrath has turned out to be a natural television personality. Among his many credits, he co-hosted the entertainment news program Extra, as well as numerous series and specials.
More than two decades since first stepping into the spotlight, McGrath is busier than ever before. Leading the charge is his upcoming solo debut, as well as his role as founder and host of Under The Sun, the annual summer festival tour showcasing the biggest and brightest stars of the halcyon ’90s. Now blissfully married and father to twins, McGrath’s admirably debauched rock star lifestyle has given way to a laser beam focus on his own past, present and future.
truTV, one of cable’s fastest growing brands, offers a wildly entertaining look at the real world through outrageous characters, unpredictable situations and irreverent storytelling. Currently seen in 92 million U.S. households, truTV features such popular original series as Hardcore Pawn, Hardcore Pawn: Chicago, Impractical Jokers, Killer Karaoke, Lizard Lick Towing, Upload with Shaquille O’Neal, Guinness World Records Unleashed, Storage Hunters, Operation Repo, Full Throttle Saloon, South Beach Tow and World’s Dumbest, as well as the acquired hit Wipeout. In addition, truTV is a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
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