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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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964 COMMENTS

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46.

bkblueknight    

hi NBC, i am a faithful viewer of your 6:30 nightly news program. i will be switching between CBS and ABC from now on.

when you learn to be decent human beings, i still wont come back. kthx

200 days ago
47.

Dave    

This is the same thing Leno did when he started on the Tonight Show. It's why Arsenio wanted to "kick his ass"!

200 days ago
48.

Mike    

I've always thought that the "suits" at NBC were wacko. This just proves it.

200 days ago
49.

Carol    

Am viewing Jimmy Kimmel for first time ever - far funnier than Fallon (also switch to Dave occasionally). Mostly miss Jay's monologue ; that man could have me in stitches in no time - just doesn't happen with Fallon!

200 days ago
50.

castor    

Jimmy Fallon in one of the worst interviewers ever. I like the sketches, i like the roots. But the rest of the show is embarrassing bad...

200 days ago
51.

Camp X-Ray    

Hello: If this were true NBC shareholders need to clean house, after all it's time for spring cleaning.

200 days ago
52.

Dee20002    

Fallon's got okay writers but he himself -- yawn.

Let's heep praise on celebs willing to appear elsewhere rather than cater to this extortion.

200 days ago
53.

carol    

Assuming this arm twisting by NBC is true, since I have only read it on the internet (not a reliable source of information), NBC is acting like a totalitarian ruler. I feel sorry for Jimmy Fallon because I like him a lot, but if true I will boycott his show. NBC's behavior is unacceptable.

200 days ago
54.

Wellington     

If Fallon is so good, then why does NBC feel the need to stack the deck? The jury is still out as to whether Fallon will keep his current ratings.

200 days ago
55.

karlew    

The tonight Show needs the stars far more than the stars need them. The show's producers know this. File this story under bullsh.....

200 days ago
56.

Cheryl    

There is NO way. This is way too political of a demand. NO ONE should be able to dictate the freedom of people to appear on other stations. What the heck? Is the media the new Nazis along with the Republicans? That's what happens when the media is corporate-owned.

200 days ago
57.

Don Mason    

The novelty of Fallon will soon fade. Remember, Comcast owns NBC so they think they can control everything. The stars should tell NBC to go screw.

200 days ago
58.

Don Mason    

I wonder of NBC has told Obama?

200 days ago
59.

Tom    

I find it hard to believe he had 8M viewers when there are 300 better channels to watch

200 days ago
60.

slave2mypc    

The height of arrogance!

200 days ago
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