Dennis Quaid to Headline Netflix Comedy Merry Happy Whatever

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Dennis Quaid is heading to Netflix!

The streaming giant ordered a holiday-themed multi-camera comedy called Merry Happy Whatever which will star Quaid.

He will also executive produce.

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The series comes from Everybody Loves Raymond executive producer Tucker Cawley, and if the show is as funny as that, Netflix will probably want a lot more than the eight episodes it's ordered so far.

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This isn't Quaid's first foray into television, nor is it his first swing at streaming television.

In 2012, Quaid starred in a network show called Vegas in which he played a Las Vegas sheriff who finds his nemesis in co-star Michael Chiklis.

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Quaid also starred in the Crackle series The Art of More from 2014-2016.

That series, about the crime and intrigue inside the glamorous auction houses of New York, is currently in limbo but yet to be canceled.

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Quaid will also be co-starring on Giant, the Amazon series starring Billy Bob Thornton as a low-key lawyer who lands cases against some of the biggest foes.

While Quaid is a busy man on television, in the movies, and on commercials (he's been yukking it up as the Esurance spokesman recently), he's joining an impressive list of stars who currently frontline Netflix comedies.

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Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin have had great success with Grace and Frankie, and Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin headline The Kominsky Method which scored several awards this past season including the Golden Globe for Douglas for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy.

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On Merry Happy Whatever, Quaid will play Don Quinn, a strong-willed patriarch who must balance the demands of his complicated family with the stress of the Christmas season when his youngest daughter comes home for the holidays with a new boyfriend, according to Deadline.

Merry Happy Whatever, should it get additional seasons, would be an anthology series with different holidays being the focal point of each.

The first season will be centered around Christmas.

Does this sound like something you'd be willing to give a try?

If you currently watch Grace and Frankie or The Kominsky Method, let us know what you think of those shows.

What holidays do you think would be the most fun to examine?

Thanksgiving and Halloween for sure!

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