Andrew Eccles/ABC
Mandi Bierly
August 28, 2012 AT 02:53 PM EDT

Kate Couric, whose syndicated talk show Katie debuts Sept. 10, will chat with Jessica Simpson and Sheryl Crow (who wrote and performs the show’s theme song, “This Day”) on her first episode. The second episode will feature an exclusive interview with Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old Georgia graduate student who lost parts of all her limbs to a rare flesh-eating bacteria this summer.

Other celebrity guests scheduled for the show’s first three weeks include Barbra Streisand, Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, Susan Sarandon, Chelsea Handler, Sofia Vergara, Fifty Shades of Grey author E L James, Demi Lovato, and Wendy Williams. Couric will also sit down with the mother and sister of murdered college lacrosse player Yeardley Love, and Raffaele Sollecito, Amanda Knox’s Italian ex-boyfriend who was acquitted of murder.

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