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New Netflix Comedy Starring Dennis Quaid

Netflix has ordered the comedy series “Merry Happy Whatever” with Dennis Quaid set to star.

Dennis Quaid will play the lead role in a multicamera comedy series called Merry Happy Whatever on the streaming giant, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The actor 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. 

Netflix has ordered eight episodes of the holiday-themed comedy from Everybody Loves Raymond vet, ran Tucker Cawley.

Quaid will serve as an executive producer in addition to starring.  Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor of Kapital Entertainment and Wendi Trilling will also executive produce.

Quaid is primarily known for his feature work, having starred in films like “Frequency,” “The Day After Tomorrow,” and “The Right Stuff.” On the TV side, he has previously starred in shows such as “The Art of More” and “Vegas.”

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