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Fred Willard

Fired from PBS

7/19/2012 12:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0719_fred_willard_fired_tmz_pbsIt only took a few hours for the fallout to hit Fred Willard after being arrested for lewd conduct ... because PBS just gave him the heave ho.

TMZ obtained the email that PBS honchos sent to affiliates informing them he has been fired from "Market Warriors."

According to the email the network is telling affiliates not to air any of the unaired episodes featuring Willard.

In fact, PBS says its already working on a new version of the show ... sans Fred.

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Mabel Leaf    

F**king PBS....no sense of humor.

796 days ago
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Smokie    

RUT ROW!!
Lewd behavior, eh?

796 days ago
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Nobody.Puts.Bieber.In.A.Corner    

Aw, come on, give the guy a break, it's 2012, no kids go in there and he was just playing a little slap and tickle. I understand PBS, but let's just ruin the guys career. OMG..NOBODY MASTURBATES!!!

796 days ago
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Flying Blind    

Maybe Jay Leno will have him do a skit tonight. Who watches PBS anyway, ok maybe some of the concerts.

796 days ago
5.

ZeekOsbourne    

He got the bad end of the Totem Pole!

796 days ago
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AJS    

That's too bad. They could rename the network "Pubic Broadcasting System" and save his job.

796 days ago
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northern gypsy    

wow...i was watching "market warriors" last night and as soon as this news broke i was wondering what pbs reaction would be...could this be a domino effect for F.W. ???

796 days ago
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JoeFrancis    

Thanks TMZ for getting the "78" year old fired (you are the source), now find something that will get the Kardashians fired...

796 days ago
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Blue Lake    

If that's what he did, he's got to go. Pee-wee's career was ruined by his child porn addiction. Let's hope Fred's problem doesn't lead to that too.

796 days ago
10.

DJ    

Come on Fred just go to RedTube for your monkey spanking!

796 days ago
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Zer0    

FREE WILLY!!!!! lol sorry, couldn't help it. But seriously.... It's not like he did anything harmful to anyone. This is really dumb on PBS's part.

796 days ago
12.

Kiko    

Too bad. He's a good guy and his stupid ass mistake is going to be his legacy now.

796 days ago
13.

PT    

Poor Fred - guilty until proven innocent. I am appalled, PBS. I expected better from you.

796 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Ridiculous.

796 days ago
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Please!!!     

He made a mistake, give him a break. He has always been a good actor and comedien. He has been around a long time and his face is recognized by many.

796 days ago
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