Celebrity gossip is a regular topic on morning radio, so it seemed to make sense that someone had an idea to build a TV show around gossip on the radio.
Dish Nation launched in September, and is filled with jump cuts from one city to another, with morning teams in Atlanta, Houston, and New York in particular. Representing the Big Apple are veterans Scott Shannon, whose last TV gig was as an original VJ at VH1 in the mid-80's, and Todd Pettengill, who cut his teeth as a morning host in my district in the late 80's-early 90's before moving to his current gig. During his early years in NYC, Pettengill also signed with the then-World Wrestling Federation to host a Saturday morning highlight show, and spent more than 4 1/2 years with the promotion before leaving in the fall of 1997.
Edit: 12/9/14: The original video posted was deleted. In its place, co-host Rickey Smiley appears on Good Day LA to talk up the show in the only remaining clip related to season 1.
The jump-cutting is necessary since they can't get some of these folks in the same building to tape a week's worth of shows in a singular studio. Meh, that's the price you pay for experimenting.