CNN’s Piers Morgan announced his first week of guests this morning. The show premieres one week from tonight.
We knew his first guest was going to be Oprah Winfrey — scheduled for Monday. Howard Stern — slated for Tuesday — has made his scheduled appearance on the show public by bashing “Piers Tonight” before the show has even started.
Other guests scheduled that week are former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (Wednesday), comedian and fellow Brit Ricky Gervais (Thursday). And to end the week on a handsome actor/humanitarian note, George Clooney is scheduled (Friday).
@piersmorgan tweeted this morning:
REVEALED: 1ST @PiersTonight WEEK: Mon: Oprah Tues: Howard Stern Weds: Condoleezza Rice Thurs: Ricky Gervais Fri: George Clooney.
Yes, that is “Access Hollywood”‘s Billy Bush in the studio — taken from EP of “Piers Tonight” Jonathan Wald’s Twitpic. This is the first we’ve seen of the set.
The CNN press release is after the jump…
Piers Morgan Tonight Announces First Weeks Guests
Biggest Names in Television, Politics, Comedy, and Film.
In addition to premiere guest Oprah Winfrey, announced at last week’s Television Critics Association in Pasadena, Piers Morgan Tonight unveils a blockbuster first week of guests featuring the biggest names in television, film, politics, and comedy. Following Ms. Winfrey on January 17 is Sirius Radio star Howard Stern, Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Comedian and Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais, and George Clooney.
Guests confirmed in following weeks include former New York City Mayor and possible Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, Former Massachusetts Governor and Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Kid Rock, Rod Stewart, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, and Donald and Melania Trump. Piers Morgan Tonight debuts January 17th at 9pm ET on CNN and is a nightly, hour-long, prime-time interview show featuring the most interesting, important, and entertaining people in the world.
Jonathan Wald is the executive producer of Piers Morgan Tonight.
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