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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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966 COMMENTS

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691.

barbara rubinstein    

What NBC is threatening to do should be illegal. At the very least it is immoral.

142 days ago
692.

j sabo    

what if your 1 of the 50 former SNL cast with more talent this turd (stole Sandler routine) - even them? Or his girl friend J Timberlake?

142 days ago
693.

MadCharles    

Minnie Putin

142 days ago
694.

Ronald    

this is why fans of the true Tonight show w/ Jonny Carson and Jay Leno are no longer watching your progr remember times when Your statiion was fair and had some integrety, now you have none. KGB MUCH

142 days ago
695.

jamie    

NBC has some big balls to go with their empty heads.

142 days ago
696.

womantrvlr    

NBC has a lot of money riding on Jimmy Fallon. I sure hope this story is not true. How can NBC intimidate stars?

142 days ago
697.

Jim S.    

NBC is going to tell George Clooney, Brad, Pitt, Oscar winners this? If I was David Letterman, I'd be drooling at this moment. Maybe the Tonight Show host can interview the morning CBS weather folks. If I was a celeb, I'd I'd go other just to piss NBC off.

142 days ago
698.

Michael Schlossberg    

He isn't funny.I tried watching a few times and wondered about all the laughter.Maybe insider jokes.I'm done with him.Not for me.

142 days ago
699.

Kevin PS    

One quick way to bring NBC back to earth: All celebs should boycott Fallon until this nonsense. Nothing personal Jimmy but your network bosses are AH's.

142 days ago
700.

Mike    

Am i the ONLY PERSON that doesnt think Jimmy Fallon is funny? He just has good writers... As for the NBC "stipulations".... Thats just childish...

142 days ago
701.

Jim S.    

NBC is going to tell George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Oscar winners this? If I was David Letterman, I'd be drooling at this moment. Maybe the Tonight Show host can interview the morning CBS weather folks. If I was a celeb, I'd I'd go other just to piss NBC off.

142 days ago
702.

Jim S.    

yeah...Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and current Oscar Winners held hostage. I think Dave and Jimmy are thinking "BINGO!"

142 days ago
703.

jamie    

Where did NBC get a sack? they must have been taken over buy the Republicans.

142 days ago
704.

Tennis Mom    

He just lost me as a viewer. If you want to be like Obama, I'm out of here. WTF?

142 days ago
705.

chefadam    

. Will never watch this show now that they are extorting guests. Took a week for him to become a douchebag! Must be the curse as Lenno was a douche as well.

142 days ago
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