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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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31.

w    

Oh F*ck, I was looking forward to that show!

805 days ago
32.

sleezy_skeezy    

thats lame, he didnt do anything wrong, thats what those scuzzy places are for, let him do as he wishes they have tons like him in there with their d*ck in hand or worse, this seems like a set up, cops "randomly" chose to walk in here--RIGHT, someone from the PBS camp had to follow and frame the guy knowing his lifestyle, that s whack, a dude should be able to have some self love in a place like that that caters to sex and pleasure..

805 days ago
33.

Ritz    

Aw - that sucks. People make mistakes & everyone masterbates - My guess it the cops were hiding, spying - I'm sure he wouldn't have pulled it out if there were people around.
I wonder if they let him finish?

805 days ago
34.

$$    

wow...guilty before the trial even starts...

805 days ago
35.

Hawaiian cutie    

What's wrong with him whacking his peepee? He is not hurting anyone in an adult theather. The guy should be so lucky 78 and no arthritis. Instead of selling popcorn at showtime just sell kleenex. It's not a biggie!!

805 days ago
36.

Nobody.Puts.Bieber.In.A.Corner    

TMZ, ruining peoples lives again...

805 days ago
37.

ERP    

With all the porn websites and porn on videos and dvds....why go to a theater and do this unless you have other issues!

805 days ago
38.

Honeys Booboo    

Poor Fred. This has turned into one very expensive Monkey-Spank.

805 days ago
39.

Bloomcounty.USA    

Wow ... guess he didn't learn anything from the PeeWee Herman episode of years ago. Same scenario.

805 days ago
40.

northern gypsy    

i agree with everybody about the actual act not being a big deal...however...his choice of venue (sleazy as it is) will be his demise...it's just really tragic that he didn't use other options (ie...dvd...internet...etc...etc) !!!

805 days ago
41.

gimmeshelter    

Justin Bieber can drive recklessly at 150/mph down a freeway, but Fred Willard gets arrested?! WTF is wrong w/Hollywood! This is bull****.

805 days ago
42.

Poohsie    

OMG... Who cares...at least now he won't have to worry about doing telethons....

805 days ago
43.

The Real Victim    

The LAPD confirmed that the person sitting in front of Fred was LOADED.

805 days ago
44.

Michelle2012    

Don't destroy a man's career because of one mistake. There's is much more ugly stuff going on in Hollywood than this. Puritanical old coots over at PBS.

805 days ago
45.

DetroitRocks    

He should start a duo with Pee Wee herman

805 days ago
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