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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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Gilbert Goodman    

Welcome to the Nazi Broadcasting System..

195 days ago
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kittykat    

maybe the celebrities should boycott the tonight show. no body should have that much power!

195 days ago
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RD    

I like Fallon and I hope this isn't true. If it is true, then I hope a lot of the big celebs go to the Letterman show instead of Fallon when they are in NY. It's thinking like this that kill momentum.

195 days ago
664.

kittykat    

maybe celebrities should boycott the Tonight Show...nobody should have that much power!

195 days ago
665.

my 2 cents    

This has been going on since the early days of Johnny Carson. While never a contract was signed, it was implied. I think the issue that NBC is having is that , they don't want the star of the moment appearing on Fallon, and the next morning appearing on Good Morning America.

195 days ago
666.

howdy    

The celebrities would boycott The Tonight Show . Then NBC would rethink their position . No celebrities = no viewers !

195 days ago
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Chris    

I predict by year end Kimmel will be even with Fallon. He's just better, and A listers know it.

195 days ago
668.

Valdemar    

Fallon is making a MOCKERY of The Tonight Show. It's supposed to be about the GUESTS, but instead, he continues his ridiculous comedy antics from SNL, which he continued on his show - and which he is NOW doing on The Tonight Show - and it is RIDICULOUS. His "skits" are ridiculous, particularly his first night with the $100 gig. Johnny Carson would be absolutely ASHAMED at what has happened to the show, and Fallon should be ashamed of himself for arcing AWAY from interviewing guests - and NOT with stupid, ridiculous questions either. After watching the crap from his old show, you think for ONE SECOND I'm going to waste my time on this douchebag? NO. Any other talk show EXCEPT this one. Kimmel... even ARSENIO HALL - now THAT'S a talk show. Hall's interview technique and ability to ask probing questions while making his guests feel at ease - makes Fallon look like a f*cking CLOWN - and I know for a FACT I'm not the only one that feels this way. Let's have Joanna Carson weigh in on the DIFFERENCE between how Johnny used to host versus how Fallon has made a shambles of the show. It's a disgrace.

195 days ago
669.

Nobody Special    

i will not go on fallen,

im waiting for leno to be on fox

195 days ago
670.

scarlet    

he is so boring. I dont believe his ratings will last.

195 days ago
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Darius    

NBC is to Fallon ad CBS is to Kutcher!

195 days ago
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Dave    

I like Jimmy Kimmel better.

195 days ago
673.

John Pearson    

TMZ?? Really??? Let's also read what National Enquirer and other gossip rags have to say.

195 days ago
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Byrnedoll    

This reminds me of the Travis Tritt thing when Leno first took over - they never learn.

195 days ago
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rbblum    

ABC? CBS? NBC?

And, Carnac the Magnificent's response:
Three media outlets of 'the state'.

195 days ago
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