Netflix’s ‘Merry Happy Whatever’ Is Cancelled After One Season
Goodbye Quinn family!
They won't be coming home for Christmas. Netflix's Merry Happy Whatever got cancelled after just one season on the streaming platform. The very complicated and dysfunctional Quinn family won't be spending another holiday break together.
Creator Tucker Cawley announced the news in an Instagram post, writing that it's "Sad news, but I am so happy and grateful that I got to make the episodes we did with such a lovely, talented group of actors, writers, directors, producers and crew."
Cawley continued, "It was a joy (even when it wasn’t 😉) Thank you to one and all! And thank you for watching! Your kind words meant so much to all of us. And remember, if you ever find yourself missing the Quinn family, they’ll always be there on Netflix! Take care."
The first season of the comedy series premiered on November 28 and featured eight episodes following father Don Quinn and his four kids.
Patriarch Don was played by Dennis Quaid, with Bridgit Mendler, Ashley Tisdale, Siobhan Murphy, and Hayes MacArthur playing his children.
Arguments, disappointments, and holiday stress all play key roles in the family members' lives when they return home for the holidays.
Each sibling has their own secrets they're trying desperately to keep from their overbearing dad.
Youngest child Emmy (played by Mendler) has a new boyfriend trying to win over the approval of everyone in her wild family in hopes of proposing to her. Middle child Kayla (Tisdale) is going through a divorce while dealing with her own sexuality and closeted feelings.
Oldest daughter Patsy (Murphy) has what seems to be a perfect life with a Jewish husband trying his hardest to impress his father-in-law. The only son, Sean (MacArthur), recently lost his job but doesn't want anyone to find out.
When the show first premiered during the holidays last year, itfrom impressed viewers. Even Tisdale's former High School Musical co-star, BFF, and Christmas lover Vanessa Hudgens tuned in to the series right away.
Though we won't have a second season of Merry, Happy, Whatever to look forward to this year, Netflix still comes through withfor the biggest Christmas lovers.