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Fred Willard let go from PBS show

Fred Willard attends the launch party of BritWeek at a private residence in Hancock Park 2012 on April 24, 2012, in Los Angeles. Getty

(CBS News) Fred Willard has been fired from the PBS show "Market Warriors" just hours after his arrest in Hollywood on a lewd conducts charge.

According to The New York Times, PBS execs said Willard will no longer narrate the new series.

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Jeanne Hopkins, a spokeswoman for public broadcaster WGBH in Boston, told the Times, "Given the unfortunate news reported today, effective immediately, Fred Willard no longer will be involved with the 'Market Warriors' series."

Hopkins said Mark Walberg, the host of "Antiques Roadshow," will re-track the episodes that Willard has already voiced. "Market Warriors" follows antiques pickers as they scour flea markets for vintage valuables.

On Wednesday, Willard was arrested on suspicion of committing a lewd act at a Hollywood adult theater.

Los Angeles police Sgt. Mark Ro told the Associated Press that uniformed vice officers were conducting a routine investigation of the theater shortly before 9 p.m. and saw Willard engaging in a lewd act.

TMZ reports that the 72-year-old actor was caught with his pants down.

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