In February, HBO effectively cancelled Getting On, when it announced that the upcoming season would be the show’s third and final one. Season three of Getting On premieres on HBO, Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 10:00pm ET/PT. Getting On‘s season two ratings average was dismal, with 0.08 in the 18-49 demographic and only 250,000 total viewers. As with the first two seasons, this season consists of only six one-hour episodes.
Based on a British comedy of the same name, Getting On is set in Long Beach, California, at the Billy Barnes Extended Care Unit of Mt. Palms Hospital. The staff attends to the needs of female patients who are often “getting on” in years — while also dealing with the challenges of a health-care bureaucracy in need of an overhaul. The Getting On cast includes: Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash, Mel Rodriguez, Joel Johnstone, Molly Shannon, Harry Dean Stanton, and Daniel Stern. Check out the season three trailer, below.
Here is some more on season three of Getting On, from TV Wise:
The show’s six episode final season picks up eight months after the conclusion of season two, with Dr. James determined to put the corporate-hospice scandal behind her, and pushing her research ambitions further than ever before. Nurse DiDi emerges as a union leader; Newly married Nurse Dawn struggles to make sense of her new responsibilities and uncertain future, continuing to circle the orbit of male Supervising Nurse Patsy, who’s looking to embrace a new lifestyle. These personal stories play out against the backdrop of Billy Barnes’ threatened demise and the fight to keep the ward (and hospital) alive.
Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine, co-creators and stars of the original BBC series, are set to make a speacial guest appearance in the fourth episode of Getting On‘s final season. Other guest stars lined up for season three include Rhea Perlman (Cheers), Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under), Grant Bowler (Defiance), Rita Moreno (West Side Story), Kristen Johnston (Third Rock from the Sun), Jonathan Silverman (Weekend at Bernie’s) and musician Janis Ian.
Watch the trailer.
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