PBS axes Willard from ‘Market Warriors’

Dismissal follows lewd conduct arrest

PBS has fired Fred Willard from reality skein “Market Warriors,” following his arrest on charges of committing a lewd act at a Los Angeles adult theater.

Net issued a brief statement Thursday regarding the firing: “Given the unfortunate news reported today, effective immediately, Fred Willard no longer will be involved with the ‘Market Warriors’ series.”

No word on who will replace Willard on “Warriors” as offscreen host. Skein bowed last week on PBS.

Willard also hosts ABC’s “Trust Us with Your Life” which also premiered last week. The network noted that since all episodes of the improv comedy series have already been filmed with Willard appearing on camera, it did not plan to make any changes to the program.

More TV

  • Sky TV Logo

    Fox Still Expects Sky Takeover to Go Through, but Opponents Rejoice

    PBS has fired Fred Willard from reality skein “Market Warriors,” following his arrest on charges of committing a lewd act at a Los Angeles adult theater. Net issued a brief statement Thursday regarding the firing: “Given the unfortunate news reported today, effective immediately, Fred Willard no longer will be involved with the ‘Market Warriors’ series.” […]

  • 'The Bachelor' Recap: Arie Luyendyk Jr.

    'The Bachelor' Recap: Arie Luyendyk Jr. Faces 'The Bekah-ning'

    PBS has fired Fred Willard from reality skein “Market Warriors,” following his arrest on charges of committing a lewd act at a Los Angeles adult theater. Net issued a brief statement Thursday regarding the firing: “Given the unfortunate news reported today, effective immediately, Fred Willard no longer will be involved with the ‘Market Warriors’ series.” […]

  • CBS Orders Pilots From Gloria Calderon

    CBS Orders Pilots From Gloria Calderon Kellett, Amanda Green, Michelle Nader

    PBS has fired Fred Willard from reality skein “Market Warriors,” following his arrest on charges of committing a lewd act at a Los Angeles adult theater. Net issued a brief statement Thursday regarding the firing: “Given the unfortunate news reported today, effective immediately, Fred Willard no longer will be involved with the ‘Market Warriors’ series.” […]

  • NBC Orders FBI Drama 'The Enemy

    NBC Orders FBI Drama 'The Enemy Within' From 'Mentalist' Writer to Pilot

    PBS has fired Fred Willard from reality skein “Market Warriors,” following his arrest on charges of committing a lewd act at a Los Angeles adult theater. Net issued a brief statement Thursday regarding the firing: “Given the unfortunate news reported today, effective immediately, Fred Willard no longer will be involved with the ‘Market Warriors’ series.” […]

  • Timeless

    TV News Roundup: 'Timeless' Sets Season 2 Premiere Date on NBC

    PBS has fired Fred Willard from reality skein “Market Warriors,” following his arrest on charges of committing a lewd act at a Los Angeles adult theater. Net issued a brief statement Thursday regarding the firing: “Given the unfortunate news reported today, effective immediately, Fred Willard no longer will be involved with the ‘Market Warriors’ series.” […]

  • "The Matrimonial Metric" -- Pictured: Sheldon

    Delayed Viewing Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' Winter Premiere Starts 2018 Strong

    PBS has fired Fred Willard from reality skein “Market Warriors,” following his arrest on charges of committing a lewd act at a Los Angeles adult theater. Net issued a brief statement Thursday regarding the firing: “Given the unfortunate news reported today, effective immediately, Fred Willard no longer will be involved with the ‘Market Warriors’ series.” […]

  • Morgan Freeman and Peter Dinklage Bring

    PepsiCo's Super Bowl Commercial for Doritos, Mountain Dew is Two Ads in One

    PBS has fired Fred Willard from reality skein “Market Warriors,” following his arrest on charges of committing a lewd act at a Los Angeles adult theater. Net issued a brief statement Thursday regarding the firing: “Given the unfortunate news reported today, effective immediately, Fred Willard no longer will be involved with the ‘Market Warriors’ series.” […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content