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Fred Willard Fired By PBS Following Arrest For Masturbating In Adult Theater

Remember earlier Thursday morning when news broke that comedic actor Fred Willard — he of Best in Show fame — was arrested in Los Angeles after police caught him masturbating in an adult theater?

Well, the New York Times reports that PBS caught a mighty wind of this horrible victimless crime and swiftly fired Willard from his job as the wise-cracking narrator its new show Market Warriors.

Jeanne Hopkins, a spokeswoman for WGBH, the Boston PBS affiliate that produces the show, said via e-mail to the Times that “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 (definitely not Wahlberg), will re-do the narration for the episodes that Willard has already taped, the spokeswoman added.

[h/t NYT]

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