Fred Willard Got Fired From His PBS Show

After being arrested for “lewd conduct,” the Anchorman star and all around funny guy has been dropped from his T.V. show.

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From The New York Times :

“After the actor and comedian Fred Willard was arrested in Hollywood on a charge of lewd conduct, the fallout was swift. PBS said Thursday that Mr. Willard had lost his job as the wisecracking narrator of its new show “Market Warriors…

On Monday, PBS introduced the first of 20 episodes of its “Antiques Roadshow” spinoff “Market Warriors,” which pits professional antiques pickers in a competition to spot the best bargain.

Jeanne Hopkins, a spokeswoman for WGBH, the Boston public broadcaster that produces the show, said via e-mail, “Given the unfortunate news reported today, effective immediately, Fred Willard no longer will be involved with the ‘Market Warriors’ series.”

The host of “Antiques Roadshow,” Mark Walberg, will re-voice the episodes that Mr. Willard has already taped, Ms. Hopkins said.”

There is already a Facebook group petitioning for him to be re-hired:

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