"House of Cards" is ending amid Kevin Spacey sexual assault allegations

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    WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- Netflix is ending their critically acclaimed drama "House of Cards" after six seasons. The cancellation comes amid controversy facing its lead actor Kevin Spacey.

    The Hollywood Reporter says the show's last season, which will last 13 episodes, will make its final appearance on Netflix in 2018.

    Rumors surfaced about the show possibly being cancelled over the summer.

    In a joint statement, Netflix and the show's producer say that the show's cast and crew met with the companies to discuss the situation. Netflix said they are "deeply troubled" by the allegations.

    Spacey was not on set when the meeting occurred but executives traveled to the set in Baltimore, Md. to make sure the cast and crew felt "safe and supported."

    But the show's fate made a quick turn for the worst after Spacey was accused of sexually assaulting actor Anthony Rapp when Rapp was 14 years old.

    At the time the incident occurred, Spacey was 26.

    Spacey apologized to Rapp and also announced that he was choosing to live his life as a gay man.

    "House of Cards" has won 6 Emmys and has been nominated 46 times. The show also has one Peabody and two Golden Globes.

    The show was one of the first originals to premiere on Netflix and was also one of the first to have all episodes of a single season released at once.

    The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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