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PBS Show Severs Ties with Actor Fred Willard After Arrest

The public television station that produces a show narrated by Fred Willard says it is ending the actor’s work on the series after his arrest on suspicion of a lewd act.

Actor Fred Willard (Getty Images)

Jeanne Hopkins is the spokeswoman for WGBH, the Boston public TV station that produces “Market Warriors.” Hopkins says the station is removing Willard’s narration from four episodes.

Willard is best-known as the dog-show announcer in the movie “Best in Show.” Los Angeles police arrested him Wednesday night after they say the 72-year-old was spotted committing a lewd act in a Hollywood adult theater.

The actor has also appeared in the mockumentary films “This is Spinal Tap” and “Waiting for Guffman.”

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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