A spokesman for the PBS antique collector's show Market Warriorstold
the New York Times
that Willard was being replaced as the program's wisecracking narrator. "Given the unfortunate news reported today, effective immediately, Fred Willard no longer will be involved with the Market Warriors
series," said Jeanne Hopkins, a spokeswoman for WGBH, the Boston public broadcaster that produces the show, in an e-mail.