Fred Willard Loses PBS Job After Arrest

Veteran actor-comedian Fred Willard has lost his job as narrator of PBS’ new Antiques Roadshow competition spinoff Market Warriors. This follows his arrest Wednesday night on charges of lewd conduct at an adult theater in Hollywood. Boston station WGBH, which produces the show, said “Given the unfortunate news reported today, effective immediately, Fred Willard no longer will be involved with the Market Warriors series.” Antiques Roadshow host Mark Walberg will re-record narration for the episodes already taped. The attorney for the 72-year-old Willard told Fox News that “Fred did nothing in any violation of any law. We will be working vigorously to clear his name.” Willard starred in several ensemble movies directed by Christopher Guest, including Best In Show and A Mighty Wind. He is a frequent actor in TV series and on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show skits.

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