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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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61.

Criss    

Jeez, in 2012, do people really need to go to one of these theaters to get their jerk on anymore? It's called the internet!

790 days ago
62.

Jay W.     

Sorry to hear this... Fred's a good guy!

790 days ago
63.

Josh    

give the guy a break, it is human nature

790 days ago
64.

SSinOC    

I wonder if Jerry Hubbard was set up? It probably wasn't his first time in there so it would be easy to nail the guy. The guy is living in the past thinking you can get away with stuff like this these days.

790 days ago
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Heather KJ    

The image of Fred in a porno theater will not leave my head. Also PBS needs to chill out.

790 days ago
66.

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

These people who say that PBS is too liberal will now have to eat their words.

790 days ago
67.

Reed    

I love you Fred but did you learn nothing from Pee Wee? You should have stayed at home and bought a big screen, do you really want to be remembered for this or your long admired work. It took Pee Wee a long time to dig himself out from under and he was younger. Good luck Mr. Willard.

790 days ago
68.

Kristin    

Did he learn nothing from Pee Wee Herman?

790 days ago
69.

Uncle Marsh    

But its OK for Kim K. to have a sex tape and everybody acting like sluts on TV, no THAT'S OK!

Fred rocks, PBS - my former employer - sucks!

790 days ago
70.

niles    

Go to hell, PBS. I wouldn't send you a dime no matter how many irritating pledge drives you have.

790 days ago
71.

Rob    

PBS = Progressvie Bull Sheet

790 days ago
72.

Taxman    

What happened to innocent until proven guilty? ****ing PBS...

790 days ago
73.

tessa    

PBS sux, who are these freaks who judge so harshly?

790 days ago
74.

Curious    

If only he had been caught murdering children....for that they would give him an award.

790 days ago
75.

Heaven    

3 words- Pee Wee Herman!!

790 days ago
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