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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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16.

Pudding Tang    

What a WANKER!

823 days ago
17.

josephgein    

I wonder if he was looking for a new "friend". He should have just stayed home, locked himself in the den and turned on his computer. I hope this doesn't ruin the man's career. He seems like a nice guy and his work in Waiting For Guffman is pants-peeingly funny.

823 days ago
18.

Mike44090    

Isn't that how the older generation "Make It Rain" when they watch a good porno ;0) they can't afford to go to strip clubs living on what Social Security pays. #FreeFredWillard

823 days ago
19.

LYNDA    

I still say ENTRAPMENT!!! Who cares what he did, he wasn't hurting anyone, it's what's done in them establishments!! He just was the unlucky one that got busted for it!! Close them dang shops down then!!

823 days ago
20.

TheMachine1    

To hell with PBS. There better gigs out there for Fred.

823 days ago
21.

ihateskanks    

Lol poor Fred. Just let the guy alone

823 days ago
22.

Nobody.Puts.Bieber.In.A.Corner    

The dude is pushing 80, He should be able to piss on most of the population without recourse.

823 days ago
23.

tootheache    

our society relishes crucifying people - it makes us feel better about ourselves , about our false picture of ourselves


as if we are all non-sexual beings

humans have so far to go as a species - better iPads but still dumb as monkeys and dogs

823 days ago
24.

Jen    

Whacking in public is never a good career move, hilarious, but not for business.

823 days ago
25.

jeff    

He was training for "The Fists Of Fury" competition ***ming up in Japan in August.

823 days ago
26.

Colby    

First PBS.. now let's wait for the other shoe to drop from Old Navy..

823 days ago
27.

Franc    

You can't be doing that stuff in public. Now his career is a shambles, like Paul Reubons.

823 days ago
28.

DOC    

Aint no shame in my jackin game. I am engaged to one of the hottest women on earth(still not sure how I landed her) and I still like to pull on it once a day...

823 days ago
29.

AJS    

He's the hands-down choice for American Masters now.

823 days ago
30.

Ronni    

I support PBS. As a mom, you don't want the channel the kids watch to have pervs on it. Sorry, but Fred made this happen, not PBS.

823 days ago
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