Jul 19, 2012

BREAKING: Willard out, Walberg in as "Market Warriors" host

Current has just learned that, effective immediately, Fred Willard no longer will be involved with the Market Warriors series, according to Jeanne Hopkins, spokesperson for WGBH.

According to Hopkins, Antiques Roadshow host Mark Walberg will re-voice the episodes Fred Willard had done.

As documented in a Current blog post earlier today, Willard, 78, was arrested Wednesday night (July 17) at an adult theater in Hollywood and charged with lewd conduct, the TMZ website and the Los Angeles Times are reporting.

During a random walk-through of the Tiki Theater, undercover officers with the Los Angeles Police Department found Willard allegedly engaged in a lewd act, according to TMZ and the Times. He was booked around 8:45 p.m. and released a short time later.

PBS announced the series, originally titled Market Wars, in January, from Antiques Roadshow Executive Producer Marsha Bemko. The show, later retitled Market Warriors, premiered Monday night (July 16). Willard is pictured at the show's luncheon in Denver at the PBS Annual Meeting in May.

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