Netflix announced that the popular show "House of Cards," starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, will end after the 2018 season. (Courtesy Netflix)

In wake of sex scandal, ‘House of Cards’ ends run

“House of Cards” will end its run on Netflix with its upcoming sixth season.

Confirmation of the hit drama’s final shows comes as actor and producer Kevin Spacey, who plays ruthless politician Frank Underwood, is caught up allegations of sexual impropriety, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.

On Sunday on Buzzfeed, “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Anthony Rapp revealed that Spacey made unwanted sexual advances on him in 1986. (Rapp was 14; Spacey would have been 26.)

Hours later, in a public statement, Spacey apologized and came out as gay; the announcement didn’t sit well with LGBTQ advocacy groups and others who say the actor deflected focus on Rapp’s accusation.

Actor Billy Eichner pointedly tweeted, “Kevin Spacey has just invented something that has never existed before: a bad time to come out.”

Netflix and Media Rights Capital, which produces the “House of Cards,” issued a statement Monday, saying they were “deeply troubled” about the situation.

“House of Cards,” which premiered in 2013, was among Netflix’s early original programs. Co-starring Robin Wright, the political drama helped the streaming service in its goal to become a Hollywood heavyweight.

The final season, now in production, will premiere in 2018.

WELCOME KXSF!

San Francisco Community Radio — once known as KUSF — is coming back to the air!

Damian Esper of the nonprofit’s board of directors announced Monday that the Federal Communications Commission approved the new station, which will begin broadcasting under the call letters KXSF (at 102.5 FM) next year.

Esper said the station is the culmination of a seven-year effort, since the shutdown of KUSF 90.3 FM, by former KUSF volunteers and community members dedicated to bringing hyper-local, grassroots radio back to The City.

SFCR will share the 102.5 FM frequency with San Francisco Public Press, a local nonprofit newspaper. Each organization will broadcast its own original programming during specific hours set out by agreement with the FCC.

On Nov. 11, station staff and supporters are holding a fundraiser at Thee Parkside, with a lineup including Acid King, Noothgrush, Cardinal Wyrm, Hazzard’s Cure and DJs Carolyn and The Creep. The goal is to raise $80,000 by the end of the year.

MICHELIN ‘CHEAP’ EATS

Michelin recently announced its 2018 Bay Area Bib Gourmand restaurants — eateries noted for good value. New to the list are Tanya Holland’s Brown Sugar Kitchen in West Oakland; Pausa, a contemporary Italian spot in San Mateo owned by Andrea Giuliani and Steve Ugur; Playa, a Mexican restaurant in Mill Valley owned by Peter Schumacher with Bill and Vanessa Higgins; and Royal Feast, in Millbrae, where chef Zongyi Liu prepares Sichuan dishes.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Singer-actress Willow Smith is 17. … Actor Rob Schneider is 53. … Anchorwoman Jane Pauley is 67. …Anchorman Dan Rather is 86. … Actress Lee Grant is 92.

— Staff, wire reportsAnthony RappBilly EichnerDamian EsperHouse of CardsKevin SpaceyKUSFKXSFMichelin Bib GourmandNetflix

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