'Late Show': Stephen Colbert Announces First Guest

George Clooney will chat with the host on Sept. 8 on CBS.
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Stephen Colbert is wading into the late-night network TV waters with a little help from an Ocean's Eleven star.

Colbert tweeted Friday that George Clooney will be his first guest on CBS' Late Show when it debuts Sept. 8. Colbert is taking the show's reins from David Letterman, whose final episode aired May 20.

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"George Clooney will be my first-ever #LSSC guest on September 8th!" Colbert tweeted. "Could one of you let him know?"

Colbert's launch continues a period of transition for CBS' late-night programming. Colbert joins James Corden, whose Late Late Show debuted March 23 with Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis as the first guests.

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The news comes one day after Jon Stewart signed off as host of the Daily Show, where Colbert was a regular before landing his own Comedy Central series, The Colbert Report.

Colbert's tweet can be seen below.

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