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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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736.

Korvin    

Well they certainly have the Obamas and Biden for sure because no other channel kisses their ass more than NBC. Plus Timberlake and Lohan. I just think that the whole thing is part of the job. Securing Celebs and making sure they don't go anywhere else. Trying to find any way possible to get ahead and NBC has to do that since most of their programming sucks. Fallon sucks as a comedian but he does a good job as far as interacting with the guests. We will see how long being the king in the ratings will last. Maybe Jimmy Kimmel or Dave will eventually get the upper hand and pull the move back on Fallon.

175 days ago
737.

slicked25    

Jimmy seems so awkward and uncomfortable in the opening monolog and interviewing celebs. I'm sure he's nervous but he doesn't seem very natural but this is a terrible idea on NBCs part to bully. NBC is paranoid.

174 days ago
738.

yaegerjj    

The last time I saw the tonight show was Johnny Carson on his last week, and I have not seen anything of value on and all those crazy skits, is what made The Tonight Show, and no one has been able to match that since. Moreover, the tonight show, should have been retired at the same time Johnny left.

174 days ago
739.

Carol    

I always enjoyed Leno. He made me laugh even after a bad day. It appears that he was resented because he dominated for so many years.

Fallon is not funny. I don't watch his show because he is a bore. His guests look silly trying to make Fallon look good. What a waste of time for all.

174 days ago
740.

IvyR    

THIS is why NBC sucks. Well, one of the many way why they suck...

173 days ago
741.

James Hubertson    

Fallon is just sort of OK. I hope that NBC doesn't continue with this dictatorial approach to booking guest. Just a bit odd, WWJD = What Would Johnny Do? Probably not this. ALSO, does Jimmy really plan to play high school/board games with celebrities for the next 20+ years? Man, that is going to get old like FAST

172 days ago
742.

mark    

all this is disrepect by fallon an nbc.
jimmy kimmel is still the better late nite person.
i never watch nbc four this act.

remember where the tv rating come from?

156 days ago
743.

OLDERBLUE    

No rocket science here boys.... Collectively boycott showing up on the show... The sacrifice will come back to you tenfold...!!!! Addendum to the contract...(also collectively,) and if you ever speak to us like that again, we will not ever let you hire us. again... .!!! That should leave them with Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich and Paulie Shore..!!!

119 days ago
744.

Brian    

I enjoyed seeing Leno and Ferguson on each other's shows. NBC management is a collection of freaks who want to control everything,well known for their moronic practices which DESTROY any show's hope of success. NBC can KMA.

118 days ago
745.

Kalli    

I guess NBC stands for Nazi Broadcasting Company?

112 days ago
746.

Sue    

Helen Kuchnick, anyone?

They certainly made her out to be quite the villain, and here they are, same network, pulling the same crap.

112 days ago
747.

Richard Puckett    

Fallon can't tell a joke He is one GO JIMMY KIMMEL

112 days ago
748.

toddpugz7111    

at least they didn't have to twist Moochelle's arm. NBC is the media arm of the WH anyway.

111 days ago
749.

Hokanut    

NBC wants a monopoly on Hollywood celebs? I suggest talking to Putin about a late night Russian TV show. Or maybe that N.Korean kid whats his name.

111 days ago
750.

Steve    

When they moved the "Tonight" show to New York I quit watching. If I want to watch a late night show from the other side of the country I can watch Letterman. Jimmy Kimmel is the only Jimmie for me.

111 days ago
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