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Getting On

Getting On TV show on HBONetwork: HBO
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: November 24, 2013 — TBD
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash, Mel Rodriguez, Joel Johnstone, Molly Shannon, Harry Dean Stanton, and Daniel Stern.

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TV show description:
Based on a British comedy of the same name, this series 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 that’s in need of an overhaul.

Even as they attempt to serve their charges under less-than-ideal circumstances, the lives of the ragtag crew are complicated by conflicting agendas, both professional and personal.

Doctor Jenna James (Laurie Metcalf) is the director of medicine. She once hoped to become a medical-research star, but has instead been sentenced to purgatory at the facility. Head nurse Dawn Forchette (Alex Borstein) has many personal shortcomings and an obsession with finding a boyfriend. Both undermine her need to excel in her job.

Nurse Denise “DiDi” Ortley (Niecy Nash) has an easy rapport with the patients and should be an example to her superiors but she isn’t. And Patsy De La Serda (Mel Rodriguez) is a new supervising nurse of ambiguous sexuality.

Series Finale

Episode #TBD
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD

What do you think? Do you like the Getting On TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?


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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Sue B December 19, 2014 at 3:17 am

Awesome, wry, witty writing and acting! Still shaking my head in wonder!


mary November 30, 2014 at 2:29 pm

a scream. I have worked in real life with all the characters. keep it going


Harriet November 28, 2014 at 11:20 am

Great show. Keep on as long as possible.


Harriet November 28, 2014 at 11:19 am

The show is great. Nothing like it. Cast terrific.


karen scott September 20, 2014 at 6:28 pm

it is the funniest show and the most realistic show i have seen in a long time…i could watch it every day (oh,i already live it, i am a nurse!)


Pam R September 18, 2014 at 12:46 pm

I love this show. Please bring it back. The cast is wonderful.


Darlene Riddell August 25, 2014 at 3:50 pm

I love, love, love this show. I have recommended it to everyone with an sense of intelligence and humor that I know. Please keep it on.


veronika August 11, 2014 at 6:22 am

I love this show! Superb and intelligent comedy at its best. Alex Borstein is magnificent as well as Niecy Nash, Didi who is extremely funny. Bring us these nursing experiences that related to all of us somehow, someday. These memories and these characters are reminders to us of human nature behaving when it comes to dealing with the elderly. It brings sad and happy moments. But the star here is Laurie Metcalf as Dr. Jenna James! It remind us someone we already met that acts like that and is half coo- coo crazy but is also a professional who should be institutionalized themselves. Great funny messages with the forgotten elderly. I hope this show stay on forever! I love it!!


stacy j February 11, 2014 at 4:35 am

Getting On is a great show. Very funny. Please bring it back.


Susan Orlowski February 4, 2014 at 11:47 am

If you have ever had an elderly loved one in a healthcare facility, this show is the medicine YOU need. Hilarious! Laurie Metcalf is amazing as always. Why only 6 episodes?


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