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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

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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Sure Fallon may be popular now but this decision is going to bite Nbc in the butt . In 5 years when Fallon is not as popular no one is going to want to do his show if they can't be on any other network.

230 days ago

all about the money    

And with that I will stick with watching Letterman instead of NBC...

230 days ago


NBC is a nasty bunch of liberal wackos, they got rid of Leno because he told one to many jokes about Obama. NBC is nothing but a branch of this corrupt government, they are the government media and forcefully push their agenda on every person in this country.

230 days ago


Ah, the "BlackList" routine---just like in the 50s.....gee wonder if the true Left Wing Wonks of Hollywood will say anything? Too bad Pete Seeger died, he could come and sing songs about it...NBC and Fallon are mouthpieces of the Left now, funded by Soros...dont watch.

230 days ago


Jimmy started off with some big names but with his list of who can't appear on his show he's going to run out of guests really soon.

230 days ago

larry hirsch    

i find jimmy to be a clown and not an emcee of the carson,paar,leno mold

230 days ago


that's laughable. nbc playing the roll of bully.

230 days ago


NBC is cutting their own throats and Fallon's also by becoming a network dictator. The movie industry needs their celebrities to make the publicity rounds to sell their product, so ultimately the NBC will go head to head with the studio's. The studio's the celebrities are under contract with will ban their stars from appearing on NBC. Don't set yourself up for a backfire NBC because you will lose.

230 days ago


This is going to backfire. NBC is making a mistake.

230 days ago


Watching paint dry is more exciting than watching Jimmy Fallon. I feel sorry for his guests, he is gonna put them to sleep.

230 days ago


I shall make it a point to not watch Fallon.. That is disgraceful

230 days ago


If I recall correctly, Jay Leno's manager tried invoking that rule with celebs in his early days. It backfired and she WAS fired.

230 days ago

Karvey Kardashian    

Team Coco! I haven't watched The Tonight Show since the crap NBC and Jay pulled with Conan O'Brien. I will never watch Jimmy Fallon on the show because I thought his previous show was lame. Does NBC think they are playing Monopoly? I will make it a point to not pay to see any movie or pay for any music of the guests of Jimmy Fallon from now on. If they are dumb enough to allow some douchebags to dictate that they are not allowed to go on other shows if they want to be on his show. Screw them all.

230 days ago

barbara rubinstein    

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

230 days ago

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?

230 days ago
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