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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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721.

stringbender    

Mr. Illuminati sits on top of his throne lol.

180 days ago
722.

DaveDan    

Seriously?

Hypothetically speaking: Who out there actually thinks the JFallon producers would EVER say no to, say Jennifer Lawrence, after she appears on Letterman or any of the other black-listed shows? Have they hired one of the fired Christopher Christie staffers?

179 days ago
723.

DaveDan    

Seriously?

Hypothetically speaking: Who out there actually thinks the JFallon producers would EVER say no to, say Jennifer Lawrence, after she appears on Letterman or any of the other black-listed shows? Have they hired one of the fired Christopher Christie staffers?

179 days ago
724.

Tracy Robison    

In an age where web buzz seems to determine what's cool Jimmy Fallon is, for now, King. What is working in his favor today may not carry beyond another 6 or 12 months. Time will certainly tell, ratings won't lie, and this 'us or them' principle of booking the Tonight Show may come back to haunt (the network formerly known as) NBC.

179 days ago
725.

al    

all public network tv is boring especially realty tv ,stupid people watch these shows

179 days ago
726.

ABCCBS VEIWER    

Thank GOD you have writers because, honestly, you're HUMOR is so dry i'd rather listen to my sister and run out of minutes on my phone than watch you anymore, and I have unlimited minutes. NBC, please rethink Leno or Miley, whats next Putin? You're D O N E. Obama -10, Fallon -20, Putin -50, Pope +3. WHATEVER.

179 days ago
727.

tgjguitar    

Just go on NBC first and then do the other networks. Duh, just how hard is that to figure out?

179 days ago
728.

OLGA POPIEL    

Jimmy Fallon stinks

179 days ago
729.

joy    

Can't stand Jimmy Fallon

179 days ago
730.

mark    

Sounds like the way MCA operated back in the day.

179 days ago
731.

ThomT    

I can remember when NBC had a prime time schedule that people watched they didn't need to pull this crap. We'll see how many A-listers need Fallon as much as he needs them. Sounds like NBC just handed Letterman some great material to work with.

179 days ago
732.

pee pee    

The new Tonight Show sucks... Carson is rolling over in his grave at this campy variety show version of a once great institution.

Further... If NBC needs to tell its potential guests to stay away from Letterman and Kimmel, it's proof positive Leno should never have been let go.

I like fallon, but he's out of his league .

179 days ago
733.

stephaniemae815    

QUESTION: What exactly does this mean? Are the Celebrities expected to be on NBC exclusively for that day only, just while theyre promoting their film/book? Or are they expected to be on NBC only, as long as the ratings are high? Can they do different shows (Kimmel/Letterman) on different days or if theyre promoting a different project?

179 days ago
734.

Glenda    

Looks like NBC has gotten on the Dictator Train..Socialisism at best....No Freedom of Speech for them...Perhaps more people will stop watching NBC..they love their low ratings, just loook at MSNBC.

178 days ago
735.

fugedaboutit    

There threatening celebs uf jimmy fallon was funny you wouldn't have to make threats your either good for the job or not.....

178 days ago
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