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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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106.

szuszu    

How narcissitic. No more Fallon for me. I found his "Best Of" to be less than humorous. And I'm getting a bit tired of his little rap routines with his buddy Timberlake. Used to like him. Now he's getting too big for his britches.

201 days ago
107.

Private    

The solution to this is easy. Celebrities should boycott Fallon's show. Appear only on his competition. Their ratings will go up, Fallon's will go down. And Fallon's producers will be begging celebrities to appear.

201 days ago
108.

Annie    

I do not see a very bright future for his show if this keeps up.Bring back Jay Leno

201 days ago
109.

BB    

Boring

201 days ago
110.

Tom    

Great Idea! make sure Johnny's not spinning in his grave.
Make all the celeb's mad...who cares. Let Falon die on the vine NBC. Better see if he can maintain his ratings for at least a year befor eyou start flexing your " mussels"

201 days ago
111.

hooper_david    

Jimmy Fallon sucks anyways just like Leno none of them are funny on tv anyways Fallon needs to come out of the closet instead of worrying who he can get on his show

201 days ago
112.

steve gifford    

Big mistake you ego maniacal fools. If I was the president of the actors guild I would ask all actors to boycott the show then see how long it lasts. They would have pulled that crap on Johnny. JOHNNY may have but not the network.

201 days ago
113.

Katz    

It's only because he had some big names on the show. I think he stinks, he's not funny at all! I would be so confident if I was NBC! I say it doesn't last. Everyone I talk to think the show stinks!

201 days ago
114.

Chaps    

Well they gotta do something. Fallon isnt gonna last that long and a btich fit with demands might work.

hmmmm NOPE smart celebs will shun that rule. LAME and WEAK!

NOT Winning!

201 days ago
115.

Chaps    

Jay just drove by and said "Good luck with those Fcuktards Jimmy and it looks like they need it... with you... too!"

201 days ago
116.

Lil-za    

Greedy company, I hope they gk out of business for this!

201 days ago
117.

jenny    

Why the hell would they be giving ultimatums to celebrities? No one likes to be told what they can and can't do.

201 days ago
118.

ImSoReal    

Sorry NBC, there are a lot of networks out there. This isn't how you keep your viewers. Greed will get you nowhere.

201 days ago
119.

The Man They Call Louis    

Such a crock. Whatever NBC, there's a ton of celebs that do have a choice of which shows THEY want to do. What a punk move. O.k. The Tonight show is back in New York...we get it.

201 days ago
120.

KCinHI    

I watched the show for the first time last night ( Fallon )....His monologue is boring...he can't tell a joke...his skits are funny, But's besides that he is a MORON!!! Kimmel is a much better and much funnier comedian!!!!

201 days ago
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