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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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46.

Steelerchick    

Did he need to use viagara??

826 days ago
47.

bunny    

Pee Wee Herman v2

826 days ago
48.

buzz kill    

So much for acceptance and diversity. :-(

826 days ago
49.

Curious    

The arrogance or PBS. Half of its audience probably has impure thoughts AND acts on them. Fred was just being human. A hand slap would have been sufficient. This was overkill. Way to teach compassion, forgiveness and understanding.

826 days ago
50.

Bill Andrews    

I'm pretty sure that would not be a saying PBS would want, to go along with there other sayings. "Hold It ? along with there other logo theme thought, "See it ! . Dark night drama's with Fred ?

826 days ago
51.

DaveT    

Ah come on now, do PBS viewers really care if someone played a little five-against-one?
Cyndi Lauper said it best in the 80s....she bop...he bop a we bop...I bop...you bop a they bop...be bop be bop a lu bop ...everybody bops ;)

826 days ago
52.

BB not bb    

Maybe the guy is just old and senile. Maybe he did that because he was bored from not working. I don't think he would whip it out in a market or on air. Maybe he could be in a new show called Movie Theater Warriors.

826 days ago
53.

Nora    

Poor Fred...got caught!Glad John Travolta wasn't in there helping him :)

826 days ago
54.

buzz kill    

Wonder how many co-workers will shake his hand when he ***s to clean out his desk.

826 days ago
55.

buzz kill    

What the hell is their problem? Guess he didn't wash his hands afterward.

826 days ago
56.

charley    

as if those bastards at pbs never masterbated before in their lives...grant it maybe he should have not domne it publicly...but hey he was in an adult theatre and there were probably another ten penis out of their pants...me thinks the cop that busted him..busted a nut thinking of him whacjking off! PRUDES!

826 days ago
57.

Liz    

Really PBS ? He is an old lonely man who jerked off in at a porno movie get over it.

826 days ago
58.

firefighter132    

Harvey, They do serve snack's, LADYFINGER'S, DING-DONGS, SNOWBALLS & sometime's BEAR CLAWS.

826 days ago
59.

ITGrouch    

PBS stations get the majority of their funding from the pubic. PBS is funded by Congress via the Corporation For Public Broadcasting. They are not going to risk losing contributors or getting slapped by Congress. They had no choice but to cut their losses.

826 days ago
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BB not bb    

It is like Beavis and Butthead Do America. I guess PBS doens't want to be associated with someone who comes off as such a low life. They already have some questionable people working there and have shown movies with sex in them. I think it was that he was in some ghetto theater that embarresses them.

826 days ago
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