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 (jur-VAYS'), 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."
CNN is owned by Time Warner.