George Clooney, Howard Stern Join Oprah As Piers Morgan's First Week Guests

George Clooney poses in the press room at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on August 29, 2010 George Clooney poses in the press room at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on August 29, 2010

Piers Morgan will hit the ground running with his new talk show.

CNN says guests for the first week of “Piers Morgan Tonight” will include radio shock-jock Howard Stern, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, comedian and Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais, and actor George Clooney.

Previously announced as Morgan’s opening-night guest is Oprah Winfrey.

“Piers Morgan Tonight,” a nightly hour-long interview show, debuts Jan. 17 at 9 p.m. Eastern.

The British-born Morgan is best known to U.S. viewers as a judge on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”

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