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Dennis Quaid, whose latest gig has him hawking insurance, has just signed to a new Netflix comedy series called "Merry Happy Whatever."

Quaid will play Don Quinn, a strong-willed patriarch whose Christmas season gets more stressful when his youngest daughter comes home for the holidays with a new boyfriend.

Netflix has ordered eight episodes. If the show lasts more than one season, it could take place during different holidays, according to Variety.

Quaid will serve as an executive producer as well as star. Tucker Cawley (an executive producer and writer on "Everybody Loves Raymond)" will write, executive produce, and serve as showrunner.

Quaid's movies include "A Dog's Journey," "Frequency," "The Day After Tomorrow," "Far From Heaven" and "The Right Stuff." He previous series include CBS's "Vegas" and the Amazon original "Fortitude."

He received SAG, Emmy, and Golden Globe nominations for playing Bill Clinton in the 2010 TV movie "The Special Relationship."

[Via Variety]