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Jimmy Fallon

NBC Threatens Celebs ...

It's Fallon or the Highway

3/6/2014 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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NBC
is coming down like a hammer on celebs who want to get on Jimmy Fallon's show ... if they dare do a show on CBS or ABC ... they can forget about "The Tonight Show."

Sources connected to CBS, NBC and ABC tell TMZ ... the Peacock network believes Jimmy Fallon's ratings success gives them extreme bargaining power.  They put the word out to celebs, agents and publicists ... if they want to be on Fallon they can't appear on ANY other network ... and not just shows that go head-to-head with Jimmy, but morning shows as well.

We're told NBC is saying the stars who go on Fallon are also allowed to appear on "Today," "Dateline" and any similar shows they air, but that's it. 

A GMA source tells TMZ ... they've already gotten fallout from people they were trying to book.

Fallon is dominating late night .... crushing Jimmy Kimmel by bringing in more than twice the number of viewers.

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16.

DiM    

I dunno about this, didnt Conan also have excellent ratings in the first 3 weeks or so and then everyone began to realize that his jokes are entirely recycled and the bits were really ALL about him? NBC is being far, far too coc.ky. Nothing against Fallon or anything .....just an observation.

200 days ago
17.

debbiedoesnothing    

This kind of threat might work for someone like a Kardashian but the really big "gets" - superstars like Brad & Angelina & many more - will tell Fallon to pound sand.

200 days ago
18.

Googie    

I don't watch Fallon. He's just too silly. I just don't feel like watching Saturday Night Live every night. I miss Jay Leno's monologues.

200 days ago
19.

D    

Right now, he's the" flavor of the month", but it won't last.
I think Jimmy Kimmel is so much more talented. He doesn't have to rely on guests to DANCE with for ratings.

200 days ago
20.

smurfya    

NBC really knows how to eff themselves.

200 days ago
21.

just because    

does conan and jimmy kimmel film in laj? fallon myers letterman new yyork

200 days ago
22.

just because    

carson daly though

200 days ago
23.

just because    

team ice-t

200 days ago
24.

just because    

HOTPAD

TEAM COCO

200 days ago
25.

kitnplayn    

NBC - NAZI BROADCASHING CORPORATION. I'M GONNA BOYCOTT JIMMY FALLON AND WATCH JIMMY KIMMEL.

200 days ago
26.

donna<3    

jimmy deserves his ratings and sucess, he is great at what he does and soo funny and creative ! all the celebs WANT to be on his show because they like him as a person !! i don't think there is one person who knows him and doesn't like him !! GO JIMMY

200 days ago
27.

pat    

Fallon and NBC should be nice to people on the way up


cuz


They're going to meet the same people on the way down.

200 days ago
28.

Ralphellison187    

If this is true I can see why NBC is struggling so much in network ratings.

200 days ago
29.

static    

Good piss off your potential guests by strong arming them and then try to fill an hour.

200 days ago
30.

gmarie    

WTF ??? Jimmy's great on his own, why does NBC feel the need to basically threaten celebs..... NBC BRASS could end up derailing Fallon's career.... these are the same jerks that created FIASCO on the TODAY show which I will NEVER watch.... FK I love JF but I wouldnt go on the show just because of these executive JERKS

200 days ago
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