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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.

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The height of arrogance!

196 days ago


Talk about GREED!

196 days ago


This in itself would give me incentive to watch every show on every station EXCEPT NBC. Anybody who comes off so Republican and dictatorial is someone I will avoid like the plague. I refuse to allow FOX on my TV for those reasons. This guys LOOKS aren't even appealing.

196 days ago

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

That's real stupid. I suppose that will include limiting their upcoming movie release/promotions as well to a certain network and affiliates.

196 days ago


Wow.. I wouldn't doubt it. Its nbc.. I can't believe they could threaten people like that and not expect some angry reactions. Fallon is way too much of a suck up to me. I basically switched to kimmel for that reason. At least kimmel doesn't get on his knees when he's kissing a**.

196 days ago


In years past and on other shows it's the hosts who make booking policy. It's just shows that Fallon is a Lorne Michaels/NBC puppet. I'm sure SNL is also on the list of shows celebrities will not be allowed on if they appear anywhere else. Fallon is the epitome of a spineless yes-man who will go along with anything his bosses say no matter what.

196 days ago

joseph a goetz    

Fallon is OK, but when I hear screams and squeels from the audience it kind of gives me the impression that the very young or simple minded people are there. I guess I still prefer someone more like Carson or Leno. Fallon is a very talented guy and from the few times I've watched the show he tends to dominate all activity.

196 days ago


Sounds like something Obama would do.....NBC has to use this kind of low life ploy to get guests on Fallon....Screw NBC and screw Fallon. He's the biggest sell out on TV....Sucks up to the big boys to be a player.

196 days ago


Where do these NBC execs come from? The network still hasn't recovered from the mess they made with TODAY with the public embarrassment of Ann Curry. Then they pulled Leno for Conan and put Leno back on... They have to be living in their own universe where the oxygen is thin.

196 days ago

barbara wilson    

He is an idiot if I where clebs I would tell the network unless they pay my salary where they could go.They fired Jay Leno for a idiot to act like a fool.Shame on them

196 days ago


I stopped watching the Tonight Show years ago anyway, so I don't who they have as "guests." The show is nothing but one big non-stop commercial. There are the lengthy "commercial breaks" that take up half of the air time. In between those you have celebrities trying to sell their latest movie or TV show. In this case Fallon is just being a good corporate flunky and selling nothing but his network's programming.

196 days ago

dick lossen    

Jimmy Fallon represents a Monopolistic stance and that's Anti-American!
Hope Stars resist his approach!!!!!

196 days ago


Just wait a couple of months after the sheeps realize Fallon is a bore.

196 days ago

Bossy Potato    

NBC is pathetic.

196 days ago


I love Jimmy Fallon's show but if this is even a factual story it will have a huge backlash. When something is being promoted I'm sure an agent would rather have her client appear on 5 shows instead of just 1. If this is even true it is a losing proposition.

196 days ago
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