Stern, Clooney on Tap as Piers Morgan’s First Week Guests

by | January 10, 2011 at 10:57 AM | Cable News, TV News

'Piers Morgan Tonight' (Photo: CNN)

'Piers Morgan Tonight' (Photo: CNN)


Piers Morgan is certainly giving us something to talk about. The brash Brit has some big names on deck to lure in viewers to check out his new prime-time talk show, which bows next week on CNN.

The cable news host, who will remain a judge on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” will sit down with the likes of a daytime queen, a shock jock, a former Secretary of State, a hilarious comedian and an A-list movie star.

It was previously announced that “Piers Morgan Tonightwill debut with first guest Oprah Winfrey, who reportedly says the interview is “one of the toughest interviews I’ve had in 20 years.”

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Now, CNN has announced the rest of the guest line-up for Morgan’s first week, when the self-proclaimed “cocky little devil” steps in to rescue CNN in a sans-suspenders era now that Larry King’s retired.

Here are the celebrity guests for the first week:

~ Monday, Jan. 17: Oprah Winfrey

~ Tuesday, Jan. 18: Howard Stern

~ Wednesday, Jan. 19: Condoleezza Rice

~ Thursday, Jan. 20: Ricky Gervais

~ Friday, Jan. 21: George Clooney and his father Nick Clooney

“Piers Morgan Tonight” debuts Monday, January 17 at 9 p.m./EST on CNN.

Will you check out Piers Morgan’s new show?