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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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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.

139 days ago


NBC is writing thier own obituary wit this one. The celeb sneed to act as a group and refuse thie bully tactis. If they allrefuse to appear on teh Fallon show soon there wouldn't be any more threats. What nerve!

139 days ago

Paul Junior    

The age old "black listing" tactic has always backfired in time... :)

139 days ago


What a mistake.

139 days ago

J Robison    

Simple solution. Verify that this is actually true (you know how hyperbole twists the truth) then simply watch something else. Sen an email to the sponsors telling them of your choice, and wait for the fun to start.

139 days ago


Jimmy Fallon in one of the worst interviewers ever. I like the sketches, i like the roots. But the rest of the show is embarrassing bad...

139 days ago


Taking mind control and fascism to a whole new level, via electronic "entertainment" , as if "dominating the market at all costs is more important than God . . . . . welcome to
America 2014

139 days ago


Done watching Fallon !

139 days ago


Sorry Jimmy Fallon... This is a felony....
This is a blatant boast...not a boost
for a late night host...Shame on you!
You do not rule this late night roost!
This is a threat... This is not creativity....
This is intimidation... This is not right...
You are only one of several blustery blabbers...
You are only on TONIGHT!
Got it? If not...Get it together!
Fallon felon!

139 days ago


Jimmy Fallon's ratings are slipping. Kimmel is gaining on him. If celebrities have to be bullied into only appearing on NBC what does that say about them. Besides if the tonight show is doing so well why would they have to bully anyone?

139 days ago


Holy ****......what am I doing on this lame TMZ site?

139 days ago


That's so sophmoric NBC... I'm getting tire of you and your programing !E "The Today Show" and those boring Olymipics! Yikes theu suck! Jimmy Fallon is a breath of fresh air .. Love how he does his skits ...shades od Johnny! Leave him alone , focus on your programing schedule...Let Jimmy shine!

139 days ago


Well, They just gave me a reason not to watch the show.Who do they think they are.? I guess its Letterman for me.

139 days ago


Fallon is just doing the same stuff on Tonight he did on the other show, and it is getting quite old. How many times can he redo rap history and hip hop history and make it not-the-same? The song between Barrymore and Sandler was really bad. U2 on the roof was really bad. Jimmy and NBC need to chill out and relax before Jimmy finds himself looking for a job.

139 days ago

Marion Dorskind    

I liked Fallon onSNL but do not like as host of the Tonight Show. Silly - boring and way to political. Jimmy Kimmel has it all over him. A truly funny guy and classy too. No contest

139 days ago
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