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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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76.

AnonyMouse    

A travesty. PBS, you will receive no more dollars from me. What hypocrites.

639 days ago
77.

lee    

"Fred Willard arrested for masturbating in a porn theatre. No big deal.
People w/ high IQ's tend to wank off now & then."

639 days ago
78.

lee    


Honestly, what is the point of a porn theatre if you can’t masturbate there? Regular theaters showing that Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez movie are gonna be just as bad.
The 72-year-old actor was arrested about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday by uniformed vice officers doing a routine inspection at the Tiki Theater in the 5400 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles.
Thank God the cops finally have Fred Willard off the streets. I feel safer already. All I want is to go to the public movie theatre filled with strangers and watch a film from the 70’s where people who are probably dead now have sex, but not if Fred Willard is gonna get an erection. How crude! Everyone else in the theatre must have been simply aghast.

639 days ago
79.

Lexi    

Prude Broadcasting System

639 days ago
80.

chloelee29    

Fred Willard gets fired but Kerry Kennedy is free to drive the streets while having "seizures." Give me a break.

639 days ago
81.

MadCharles    

That kind of thing is a resume enhancement for PBS. Why would they fire him ? I guess he'll have to settle for a Sesame Street job.

639 days ago
82.

eicarr     

Whatever show hires him for a similar gig I'll watch.

639 days ago
83.

Christian    

So much for innocent until PROVEN guilty

639 days ago
84.

the Ronster    

Like nobody have ever whacked off before! Everyone has their "strange" At least it was not on a corner or in an alley or really anything illegal!

639 days ago
85.

MrEguy    

Ridiculous. An accusation is as good as a conviction nowadays. What Willard allegedly has done in an adult movie theater does not in any way impact the quality of my life. People do pleasure themselves in those kinds of places. What a waste of police resources.

639 days ago
86.

L    

It's not like he hurt anyone. So much for innocent until proven guilty.

639 days ago
87.

L    

Firing Fred Willard blows. I have always liked Fred Willard.

639 days ago
88.

bobbi    

P.B.S. fired another, who became," in the open of being lewd", etc. Isn't that the way it is every place?

639 days ago
89.

Jim O'Brien    

Let those among us without sin cast the first load

639 days ago
90.

DOC    

There aint no shame in my jacking game. I am engaged to one of the hottest women on the planet (still have no idea how I landed her) and I still like to pull on it every day.....

639 days ago
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